Euronext today announced the completion of the acquisition of 66% of the share capital and voting rights of the Nord Pool group (see 1), after receiving regulatory approvals (see 2).
With the acquisition of Nord Pool, the second largest power market in Europe, Euronext diversifies its revenue mix by entering the power market, and reinforces its commodity franchise. This transaction also contributes to the group’s ambition to grow its presence in the Nordic region and further strengthens Oslo as Euronext’s main hub in the Nordics.
As part of the transaction, Euronext has entered into a shareholder agreement with the Transmission System Operators (TSOs), formerly the sole owners of Nord Pool, who retain a 34% stake through a joint holding company.
Nord Pool activities will be consolidated in Euronext financials, starting on 16 January 2020. As a reminder, in 2018 Nord Pool generated c.€40 million revenue and 524 TWh were traded on its markets.
Stéphane Boujnah, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board of Euronext, said:
“The acquisition of Nord Pool is a new milestone in developing Euronext into the leading pan-European market infrastructure and in achieving our ambition to expand further in the Nordics. We are pleased to welcome Nord Pool’s employees, whose expertise in running power markets will reinforce our commodities franchise.”
(1) Including Nord Pool AS, Nord Pool Consulting AS and European Market Coupling Operator AS
(2) The press release of 5 December 2019 is available at https://www.euronext.com/en/investor-relations/financial-information
For further information, please contact:
Pauline Bucaille (Europe) +33 1 70 48 24 41; email@example.com
Geir Harald Aase (Norway) +18.104.22.168.40; firstname.lastname@example.org
Stina Johansen (Nord Pool) +47 916 50 603 - email@example.com
Analysts & investors:
Aurélie Cohen / Clément Kubiak +33 1 70 48 24 27; firstname.lastname@example.org
Oslo, 15 January 2020