Deutsche Börse AG () is a marketplace organizer for the trading of shares and other securities. It also is a transaction services provider. It gives companies and investors access to global capital markets. It is a joint stock company and was founded in 1993. The headquarters are in Frankfurt, Germany.
More than 3,200 employees service customers in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Deutsche Börse has locations in Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Spain, as well as representative offices in London, Paris, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong, and Dubai.
FWB Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (Frankfurt Stock Exchange), is one of the world's largest trading centers for securities. With a share in turnover of around 90 percent, it is the largest of the German stock exchanges. (The other German stock exchanges are located in Berlin (merged with Bremen in 2003), Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, and Stuttgart). Deutsche Börse AG operates the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Deutsche Börse is owner of Clearstream.
In 2001, Deutsche Börse tried to merge with the London Stock Exchange, followed in 2006 by a takeover bid, both rejected by LSE. After CEO Werner Seifert was forced to resign by the main shareholders in 2005, Deutsche Börse changed plans and entered into advanced negotiations for a merger with Euronext which would have brought two of the biggest stock exchanges in Europe into one holding. The New York Stock Exchange beat out Deutsche Börse's final bid for Euronext in 2006.