LIFFE: A Vision and Plan to Dramatically Increase an Exchange’s Value
Sector: Tech-Enabled Services
Stage: Venture + Growth
Location: London, England
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  • —Battery conducted a 24-month research project into market opportunity and competitive landscape in regulated exchanges.
  • —Pursued second-largest regulated exchange in Europe, London International Financial and Futures Exchange (LIFFE), a profitable, publicly traded entity generating $200M in revenue.
  • —Determined value could be substantially increased with adjustments and enhancements to corporate structure, technology assets, management and market expertise.

The Battery Difference

  • —Augmented executive team, including members of the technology-management team, which was key to deriving value from the Exchange.
  • —Provided guidance on appropriately re-structuring the business to maximize shareholder value.
  • —Intimately involved in facilitating strategic alliances, including a joint venture with NASDAQ.
  • —Supported and guided new product development, such as single-stock futures.


  • —The company was acquired by Euronext for more than $800M in 2002.