Yes. As well as varying rules depending on where you intend to list your company, there are also other factors to take into account such as the size of the company, growth margins and rate of growth. More information on this can be found on our taking a company public page.
With a PLC company a minimum of two shareholders are needed. A PLC company is applicable in the UK, while the rules for this altar in different countries. To find out more refer to corporate structures.
In most cases, then yes, a prospectus is first needed before a listing can proceed. There are a few exceptions to this, all the relevant information can be found on EU and UK prospectus requirements.
Taking a company public is a big decision to make but can lead to many benefits such as a raise in initial growth capital, an increase in company credibility, and access to long-term investment capital. Read more about this on our taking a company public page.
There is no set number. Instead, this is all dependent on factors such as the valuation of your company, amounts owed to existing shareholders and the required fundraising.
With its wealth of cultures and diversification, notably lower listing costs and ease of regulations then it’s not surprising that the European markets attract investors from across the globe, including many investors from the USA. More information can be found on our USA clients page.
A direct listing is where existing shares are sold to the public, whereas an IPO is where company shares are created and offered to the public. Although pros and cons for both, for smaller companies we advise a direct listing as the costs and risks are significantly lower.
For a further explanation on this please refer to direct listing vs IPO.
Naturally Brexit has arisen many questions – this is understandable, considering the large amount of uncertainty that surrounds it. Although we can’t say for sure what the implication of post-Brexit will be, we know that the UK are eager for business to carry on as usual. Find out more about this on our Brexit page.
We work closely with four growth markets across the UK, Europe and the US. These are especially suited to SMEs and start-up companies who want to go public without the high costs and lengthy regulation procedures that come with listing on the Main Market.
The markets we advise on are:
• Nasdaq First North – Copenhagen
• Vienna MTF – Austria
• AQSE Growth Market – London
• OTCQB Venture Market – New York
To learn more about these please refer to our stock markets page.
Some of the funding options we advise on are IPOs, cash shells, pre-float funding, alternative finance and bonds. Further information can be found on our funding options page.
If you can’t find information on the funding option you’re interested in then please contact our team who can advise you further.
We have experience in a wide range of sectors including construction, aerospace and leisure. To see a longer list of the sectors with specialize in then please view sectors.
The ‘lock up’ period usually lasts between 90 to 180 days – during this time company shareholders can’t sell their stocks. For more information on this please refer to IPOs.