Euronext was formed by the merger of the Amsterdam and Brussels stock exchanges and the Paris Bourse in 2000. It acquired the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE) in 2001 and the Lisbon stock exchange in 2002. The various derivatives contracts were transferred to the LIFFE CONNECT electronic platform from 2003. In 2006 it merged with the NYSE Group to form NYSE Euronext.

See also: http://www.euronext.com/landing/indexMarket-18812-EN.html