TXSE Group Reveals Plans For Texas Stock Exchange With Backing From BlackRock And Citadel Securities

By Amit Chowdhry • Jun 9, 2024

TXSE Group announced that it plans to launch the Texas Stock Exchange (TXSE), based in Dallas. And TXSE will focus on enabling U.S. and global companies to access U.S. equity capital markets and will provide a venue to trade and list public companies and the growing universe of exchange-traded products. TXSE will be a fully electronic and national securities exchange that will seek registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

TXSE Group completed its initial capital raise with participation from more than two dozen investors, including some of the largest financial institutions and liquidity providers in the world, such as BlackRock and Citadel Securities, and other notable business leaders.

The liquidity providers backing TXSE Group represent a significant portion of the equity volume on U.S. lit exchanges and together comprise a majority of all U.S. listed retail volume. With about $120 million of capital raised, TXSE is expected to be the most well-capitalized exchange entrant to file a registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

TXSE’s planned launch comes as changes in the equity markets provide an opportunity for greater alignment and more competition. Corporate issuers and exchange-traded product sponsors are demanding more stability and predictability around listing standards and associated costs. TXSE intends to expand access to U.S. capital markets for all investors, while providing greater access and alignment for public companies and those seeking access to public capital.

Why Texas? Texas and the other states in the southeast quadrant of the U.S. lead the nation in economic expansion and population growth, which makes this state the clear choice for the establishment of a new national securities exchange. Plus, Texas has been the nation’s leader in attracting business relocations and expansions. It is home to more Fortune 500 companies than any other state and more than 5,200 private equity-sponsored companies, many of which are preparing to access the public markets. In addition, there are more than 1,500 publicly traded companies throughout the region.

TXSE plans to submit a registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to operate as a national securities exchange later this year.


“Changes in equities trading markets are driving more volume to exchanges and more choices for issuers and sponsors. TXSE will ultimately create more competition around quote activity, liquidity and transparency, resulting in more consistent and reliable markets that benefit investors, global issuers and liquidity providers alike.”

“We’re thrilled to bring to fruition the long-held vision for a national stock exchange in Texas. Texas and the other states in the southeast quadrant have become economic powerhouses. Combined with the demand we are seeing from investors and corporations for expanded alternatives to trade and list equities, this is an opportune time to build a major, national stock exchange in Texas.”

  • James Lee, founder and CEO of TXSE Group