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Why would a public company want a dual listing, or a private company choose to go public on the Frankfurt Exchange?

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 includes:

  • 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.

  • Increased visibility.

  • 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 markets.

An 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 other platforms.

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 institutional investors.

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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