15 January 2020

Euronext is the leading pan-European market infrastructure, connecting local economies to global capital markets, to accelerate innovation and sustainable growth. It operates regulated exchanges in Belgium, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway and Portugal. With close to 1,500 listed issuers worth €3.8 trillion in market capitalisation as of end September 2020, it has an unmatched blue chip franchise and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets and is the largest centre for debt and funds listings in the world.

Its total product offering includes Equities, FX, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. In addition to its main regulated market, it also operates Euronext Growth® and Euronext Access®, simplifying access to listing for SMEs.

Euronext provides custody and settlement services through central securities depositories in Denmark, Norway and Portugal.

Public relations in Switzerland

In September 2017, Euronext announced the opening of new offices in Zurich, as well as in four other cities outside its main markets – in Germany (Frankfurt, Munich), Italy (Milan) and Spain (Madrid) – to support Tech companies in developing their activities on a larger scale in the capital markets.

These countries were chosen because of the growth opportunities they offer in the technology sector. ftc communication, in partnership with open up in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, was then entrusted with the deployment of the communication strategy for this new program dedicated to the tech SMEs in the country. The media success was immediate and the support of the ecosystem unfailing thanks to a clear and comprehensive local approach from the group.

For almost 4 years now, Euronext has built a strong relationship with the media and major Tech players in Switzerland with the support of the agency – as well as initiatives such as the annual TechShare: a unique pan-European educational program designed to help the leaders of tech SMEs to better understand how to use the capital markets and the challenges of an Initial Public Offering (IPO). TechShare enables entrepreneurs to study the opportunity of listing in parallel with their specific business projects and to anticipate the problems associated with an IPO.