Euronext NV takes majority stake in Company Webcast BV
- Company Webcast gains access to 1,300 publicly listed companies in Europe
- Acquisition coincides with recent launch of Company Webcast’s Next Generation Webinar Platform, which sets a new global standard for professional webinars
European roll-out of webcast & webinar services
Pan-European exchange group Euronext has today announced that it is taking a majority stake in the Dutch firm Company Webcast BV, the market leader in the Benelux region for high-end webinar and webcast solutions. Euronext has ambitious growth plans for the years ahead and intends to broaden its offering to customers by adding new corporate services.
Company Webcast will form an important part of the portfolio of corporate services that Euronext will provide to its 1,300-plus customers in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal. Webcasting financial events such as results announcements and shareholder meetings substantially increases the visibility of publicly listed companies and contributes to market transparency.
Iwan Lawerman, CEO Company Webcast: “We’re very excited to be part of Euronext’s growth strategy. This step is an excellent fit with our own ambition to roll out our innovative webcast and webinar solutions internationally. Euronext will give us access to over 1,300 listed companies in Europe. Besides facilitating webcasts of financial presentations, we will also be focusing on webinars for internal communication, marketing and training purposes.”
Stéphane Boujnah, Chairman and CEO of the Managing Board of Euronext NV: “The acquisition of Company Webcast will enable our more than 1,300 issuers to enhance stakeholder engagement and extend their communication reach. This investment again demonstrates our disciplined M&A approach to accelerate the deployment of our ‘Agility for Growth’ strategic plan. The company’s strong value proposition, the entrepreneurial spirit of the management team and its scalable business offer the best conditions to further roll out its offerings in the Euronext markets and beyond.”
Next Generation Webinar Platform
The acquisition coincides with the recent launch of Company Webcast’s Next Generation Webinar Platform. Based on state-of-the-art technology, this platform sets a new global standard for professional webcasts and webinars and offers customers many new features and extra benefits. The further roll-out of the Next Generation Webinar Platform to Company Webcast’s customers is continuing this year.
What will change?
The name Company Webcast BV remains unchanged. In view of their wealth of experience and expertise in the area of professional webcast and webinar services, the Company Webcast BV management will also remain unchanged and they will continue to lead the company towards further international growth in the years ahead.
Iwan Lawerman: “This growth will enable us to invest even more in our state-of-the-art webinar platform and organisation. That’s good news for our customers, employees and partners alike.”