Euronext is one of the largest exchange networks in the world, with access to a global pool of institutional and retail investors.
On January 1, 1769, the Lisbon Stock Exchange was established in the small tower on the east side of the Praça do Comércio, along with the most important organizations linked to Lisbon's trade. Almost one century later, the Porto Stock Exchange was created.
The Lisbon and Porto Exchanges merged in 1999 to create the Bolsa de Valores de Lisboa e Porto. It became part of Euronext’s family of exchanges in 2007.
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.
The well established pan-European Euronext Growth market offers an alternative route for small and mid-sized companies (SMEs) that may lack the necessary resources needed to satisfy the requirements of a regulated market, to join a reliable and profitable exchange.
Euronext Growth is a multilateral trading facility (MTF) operated under the commercial name “Euronext Growth” by the relevant market operator in Brussels, Lisbon and Paris.
The Euronext Access markets, which are Brussels, Lisbon and Paris, have been established to target start-ups and SMEs that wish to join a stock exchange to finance their development and to benefit from the reputation bestowed upon listed companies, but who do not meet the criteria for admission on Euronext’s regulated markets.
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.