Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced today its intention to sell approximately 4.2 million shares in Euronext N.V., representing approximately 6% of Euronext’s share capital, by way of an accelerated book-building to institutional investors.
Following the sale, assuming all shares are sold, ICE will no longer hold any of Euronext’s share capital and voting rights. This transaction marks the final exit from Euronext by ICE, in line with its previously announced strategy. ICE received a waiver of the lock-up agreement entered into at the time of the Euronext initial public offering in June 2014, which was due to expire on December 21, 2014.
The shares will be offered by way of a private placement to institutional investors. The book-building will commence immediately. ICE reserves the right to close the books at short notice. Pricing and allocations will be determined at the conclusion of the offering and are expected to be announced in a separate press release.
ABN AMRO, J.P. Morgan and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking are acting as joint bookrunners.