Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, today announced an update on the divestment of its 9.85% stake in Euroclear, the Brussels-based provider of post-trade security settlement, custody, and collateral management.
In October 2021, ICE announced that it planned to divest its stake in Euroclear for EUR709 million. During the approvals process, an alternative group of buyers of ICE’s shares came forward. ICE has now reached an agreement with Euroclear to sell 5.42% of its stake to Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) and 4.43% of its stake to Société Fédérale de Participations et d'Investissement SA (SFPI-FPIM).
CDC is a French-government owned investment company. SFPI-FPIM is a Belgium-government owned investment company. The combined total of the share sale remains EUR709 million. The sale has met all required approvals.
About Intercontinental Exchange
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company that designs, builds and operates digital networks to connect people to opportunity. We provide financial technology and data services across major asset classes that offer our customers access to mission-critical workflow tools that increase transparency and operational efficiencies. We operate exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange, and clearing houses that help people invest, raise capital and manage risk across multiple asset classes. Our comprehensive fixed income data services and execution capabilities provide information, analytics and platforms that help our customers capitalize on opportunities and operate more efficiently. At ICE Mortgage Technology, we are transforming and digitizing the U.S. residential mortgage process, from consumer engagement through loan registration. Together, we transform, streamline and automate industries to connect our customers to opportunity.
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Source: Intercontinental Exchange