About Cboe



Bats Europe is the largest stock exchange in Europe by market share and value traded.

Based in London, the exchange offers trading across 15 major European markets on one platform.

The Bats Europe exchange is developed internally by a dedicated team of market and technology professionals to cater to the needs of the European trading community. It is hosted in a world-class data centre in London.

Bats simplifies cross-border equities trading with access to services for each stage of trading – all through one exchange.

Bats Europe offers access to:

  • A regulated exchange with world-class surveillance and supervision.
  • Innovative risk management tools designed to help maintain an orderly and safe market.
  • Flexible post-trade solutions for efficient and cost-effective clearing and settlement.

15 Markets Across Europe

Bats offers trading in the UK, Austrian, Belgian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Irish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Swiss equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Exchange Traded Commodities, Exchange Traded Currencies and Depositary Receipts.

Global Exchange Leader

Bats is a leading operator of exchanges and provider of services for financial markets around the globe, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. Broker dealers, and institutional and retail investors rely on the Bats markets to execute their trades efficiently and effectively.

Bats developed its own technology for its equity and options markets and supports each of its businesses with a relentless emphasis on market quality, transparency, fairness and a high standard of customer service.

On 28 February 2017, Bats Europe was acquired by CBOE Holdings, Inc. To learn more about this acquisition, click here.

Our Mission

Making Markets Better is central to everything we do. Whether it is a new product offering, a new business initiative or a policy discussion, we’re focused on improving the quality of our markets in ways that will benefit all participants.