On 17 May Caisse des Dépôts announced that it had signed a binding agreement with Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) to acquire a 5.4% stake in Euroclear Holding for €390m.
Caisse des Dépôts' entry into Euroclear's capital reaffirms its commitment to the development of the French and European financial markets. Euroclear is a major player in the financial value chain and Caisse des Dépôts wishes to fully play its part as a long-term investor in this strategic sector and to actively participate in the development of Euroclear and its activities in France and Europe.
Eric Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of Caisse des Dépôts
Read the press release (in French)
Caisse des Dépôts is also a shareholder in Euronext, the main stock exchange in the euro zone, which brings together the Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, Milan and Oslo stock exchanges. Read our article Caisse des Dépôts becomes one of the leading shareholders of Euronext