Euronext is one of the largest exchange networks in the world, with access to a global pool of institutional and retail investors.
The Amsterdam Stock Exchange is considered to be the oldest exchange in the world. The trading of corporate shares originated in Amsterdam in 1607, where the shipping giant ‘Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie’ was in permanent need of funds to finance the transport of goods from the Far East.
The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, Brussels Stock Exchange and Paris Bourse merged in 2000 to form the Euronext.
Euronext NV currently operates markets in Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. In October 2020, Euronext signed an agreement to acquire Borsa Italiana, which would add Italy to the markets it operates.
EnterNext is the subsidiary of Euronext dedicated to financing and promoting small and mid-cap companies on the financial markets. It comprises the 750 listed small and mid-cap companies on Euronext markets in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Portugal.
Established in 1999, under the name APX Power NL, APX was an independent fully electronic exchange for anonymous trading on the spot market, offering distributors, producers, traders, brokers and industrial end-users a spot market trading platform for day ahead transactions (trading today for delivery of electricity tomorrow) as well as intraday transactions for on-the-day trading.
In 2015, APX Group integrated their business with EPEX SPOT in order to form a Power Exchange for Central Western Europe (CWE) and the UK. Renamed EPEX Netherlands, APX Power NL now operates under the EPEX SPOT brand name and continues to provide its members standardised products to sell and purchase, remaining the central counter party in all electricity trades.