BNP Paribas receives approvals and completes the acquisition of Exane

  • 13.07.2021

BNP Paribas announces that it has now received all necessary approvals and completed the acquisition of 100% of Exane, thus raising its stake from the 50% previously held during a successful 17-year partnership.

This milestone represents a new chapter for both BNP Paribas and Exane, thanks to the strong collaboration and long-standing commitments from the teams of both firms. Leveraging Exane’s expertise in cash equities (execution and research) and derivatives, BNP Paribas will be able to provide a full suite of services on equities to Institutional investors and Corporates worldwide, positioning the bank as a leading provider in Global Equities.

BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in
68 countries and has more than 193,000 employees, including nearly 148,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Retail Banking for the Group’s retail-banking networks and several specialised businesses; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions ; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, BNP Paribas has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. The Group is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model across several Mediterranean countries, Turkey, Eastern Europe as well as via a large network in the western part of the United States. As a key player in international banking, the Group has leading platforms and business lines in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group's performance and stability.

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