The European Commission has officially notified HoldCo, London Stock Exchange Group plc (“LSEG”) and Deutsche Börse AG (“Deutsche Börse”) of its decision to prohibit the recommended all-share merger between LSEG and Deutsche Börse, on the basis of the EU Merger Regulation. Accordingly, the proposed Scheme of Arrangement of LSEG and the proposed Exchange Offer for Deutsche Börse shares have lapsed.
Voluntary public takeover offer to all shareholders of Deutsche Börse AG and scheme of arrangement regarding all shares in London Stock Exchange Group plc
You have entered the website designated for the publication of documents and information in connection with a proposed merger of equals of London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG) and Deutsche Börse Aktiengesellschaft (Deutsche Börse AG) (the Merger). The Merger would be structured as an all-share merger of equals under HLDCO123 plc, a newly formed holding company, which will later be renamed and serve as the holding company for the combined group. The information contained in this website is made available in good faith and for information purposes only. In particular, the information contained in this area of the website relates to a public takeover offer to the shareholders of Deutsche Börse AG in Germany governed by German law, whereby shareholders of Deutsche Börse AG will receive shares in HLDCO123 plc, and a scheme of arrangement governed by English law, whereby shareholders of LSEG will receive shares in HLDCO123 plc, and does not constitute an offer to sell or otherwise dispose of or any invitation or solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for any securities pursuant to the Merger or otherwise in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful.