Pan-European equities market operator Aquis Exchange has taken a minority stake in OptimX Markets Inc., a US-based startup focused on block trading solutions. The investment will enable Aquis to integrate its technology platform with OptimX’s suite, which is aimed at aiding investment banks, brokers, and institutions in the block trading market.
The investment totals $1.5m, and is made as part of a consortium that includes DB1 Ventures, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Boerse Group. Aquis’s COO, Jonathan Clelland, is expected to join the OptimX board as a Non-Executive Director in the future.
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