Today we announced that our client NYSE Euronext has signed an agreement to sell Hugin Group to Thomson Reuters. As part of the agreement, Thomson Reuters and NYSE Euronext will expand their strategic partnership toward offering value-added services to the issuer community.
Based in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Paris, France, and Leipzig, Germany, Hugin has built its position as the leading pan-European provider of investor relations and press distribution services. Currently, Hugin helps over 1,700 companies in Europe to meet their communications and disclosure obligations. In recent years, Hugin has introduced solutions for the newly implemented EU regulatory framework and continues to develop innovative technology and workflow solutions for IR and PR professionals for the global market.
Marlin & Associates initiated the transaction, managed the process, assisted in the negotiations and acted as exclusive strategic and financial advisor to NYSE Euronext. The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2009, subject to customary regulatory approvals.