(Obi.no:) - We have worked intensively since christmas to work off an option that we can deliver a great industrial logic and a good solution for the Norwegian kapitalmarkedets ecosystem.
It says Lauri Rosendahl, president and ceo of the Nasdaq Nordics and Nasdaq Stockholm, at a press conference Wednesday.
I think we have come very far with it and have today launched a bid to buy all shares in Oslo Børs VPS, " he says.
Nasdaq has on Wednesday submitted a bid on the Oslo stock Exchange nok 152 million per. share, and received irrevocable forhåndsgodkjenninger the bid from shareholders representing 35.11 percent of the total shares in Oslo Børs Holding, including DNB and KLP.
From before Euronext submitted a bid of 145 kroner pr. share, and has received binding forhåndsaksepter of 45,2 per cent of the company's shareholders, in addition to that the company itself owns 5.3 per cent.
The new bid that is recommended by a total børsstyre prices thus the Oslo stock Exchange at nok 301 million more than the bid from Euronext, which was submitted on christmas eve.
We started early to consider the options, both with Euronext and Nasdaq in this period to the present day to consider their proposals to the willingness to develop the Norwegian market, " says børssjef Bente A. Landsnes at the press conference.
We are looking at a merger of the Oslo stock Exchange with the Nasdaq as a natural step to further develop both the Norwegian and the nordic markets, " she says, and points out that the Norwegian companies will get much better visibility in a nordic platform.
On the Norwegian OTC list on Wednesday, rising the Oslo stock Exchange, with 2.7 per cent to 150 million, which prices the company to 6,45 billion.Other financial news:
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