NO 247 – SEPTEMBER 2013

WFE Focus
Corporate news

NYSE Euronext acquires minority stake in ACE

NYSE Euronext has acquired a minority ownership position in ACE, a leading transaction management platform for private placements of equity, debt and other securities. NYSE Euronext has signed a strategic partnership with ACE to establish an independent technology backbone for new issuances of private securities with the goal of bringing greater transparency and efficiencies to the private market. ACE provides investment banks and other placement agents with comprehensive transaction management and marketing tools for new issuances of private securities. Through its portal, ACE also provides institutional investors, family offices and other accredited investors with a single, centralized platform for identifying and reviewing private investment opportunities. ACE is focused on primary offerings and all offerings listed on ACE are managed by SEC-registered broker-dealers, which is essential to maintaining process integrity and regulatory oversight for the benefit of investors.

Stock Exchange of Thailand’s elects new chairman

The Stock Exchange of Thailand’s Board of Governors agreed to elect Sathit Limpongpan as the new Exchange’s Chairman with immediate effect.