The Frankfurt Exchange
Why would a public company want a
dual listing, or a private company choose to go public on the Frankfurt
ANSWER: Because your company will have access
to new clients and capital markets in the world's third largest economy.
You could obtain a new source of capital from a market to which you
presently have no access.
Listing and benefits at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Quick and cost-efficient capital market access.
No asset requirements.
No revenue requirements.
Audited financials not required.
Sarbanes-Oxley Act does not apply.
Low ongoing transparency requirements.
Efficient trading (floor/Xetra®).
Deutsche Börse’s capital market services.
One-stop access to all capital market functions
at the only fully integrated exchange organization worldwide.
Over 3,000 U.S. companies are presently listed.
The German government provides tax incentives for
German investors who hold their stock for a year or more.
The few formal requirements for listing
or obtaining a dual listing on the Frankfurt Open Market
make it a relatively quick and easy way of accessing a
liquid capital market. Companies that are seeking or have a
presence in Europe and/or are unwilling or unable to comply
with Sarbanes-Oxley and its associated costs are finding
this an ideal method.
Bull and Bear Group's relationship with German IR/PR
groups and brokerage firms can double your exposure to
capital in Europe and get introductions to European funding
sources not available to U.S. listed companies.
Overview: More and more companies,
both publicly traded and privately held are discovering the
advantages of listing on foreign exchanges in particular the
Frankfurt Exchange Open Market, Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse,
collectively known as Deutsche Börse.
One of the world’s largest and oldest
exchanges, currently it has a turnover of 5.2 Trillion €
(Euro) per year, thus placing it as the 3rd largest exchange
in the world. The Xetra® trading platform is one of the most
advanced and reliable systems in the world offering advanced
electronic trading, settlement, information systems and
cross-border trading with all of the EU’s 27 capital
independent analysis of the direct and
indirect costs involved in going and being public was
recently carried out at Munich University. The study
analyzed and compared the costs for entering and maintaining
an exchange listing on six of the eight largest stock
exchanges in the world, namely Deutsche Börse, Euronext,
Hong-Kong Stock Exchange, LSE, Nasdaq and Nyse. It concluded
that in all areas the Frankfurt Exchange proved to be the
most cost effective way for both large cap and certainly
small cap companies. It also proved that firms going public
at Deutsche Börsche are more liquid than those floating on
Bull and Bear Group and our
worldwide partners through the “Across the Atlantic Pond"
Program will help your public company take advantage
of all the benefits of dual listing on the
Frankfurt Exchange. Your company will gain greater
liquidity and access to many more affluent retail and
Bull and Bear Group and our
worldwide partners will guide your private company
entry into the public markets via the Frankfurt Exchange; a
much easier and less costly exercise than through the U.S.
markets. The listing of private company shares on either the
Frankfurt Stock Exchange Open Market or its Entry Standard
Market is an up and coming cost effective alternative to the
United States based reverse merger.
Bull and Bear Group and its
partners provide all services required for listing, from
regulatory, market maker, to investor and public relations.
The dual listing process takes approximately 14 – 28 days
and private company entry approximately 90 – 180 days.
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