Frankfurt Stock Exchange Listings Prospectus

Thursday, February 9, 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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As a licensed broker dealer our partner has the team and ability to file prospectus document for the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and submit the documents to the FSA.

A European Prospectus from the UK, Denmark, or Germany often will be enough to sufficiently cover a companies needs.

As a new directive of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Open Market, a prospectus document is required with the ability of taking your firm up to the Entry Standard market by September 30th 2012.

If you are planning to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, you need to begin building your prospectus immediately!

In addition, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange has introduced trading requirements with the recent implementation of the Xetra II requirements for trading volume and market maker requirements. Building a market for the companies listed is becoming a requirement of listing. Companies that list without a prospectus are limited by their abilities to market their company based on BAFIN regulations, which limit the use of the company symbol and various other stipulations for firms who do not have a prospectus filed.

However, with the prospectus filed, there is more flexibility when co-ordinating publicity and investor relations. More and more companies are being driven towards a prospectus to mobilize their overall market making activity, not limited to press releases, publications, roadshows to retail investment markets, and incoming requests. It is only a matter of time, maybe even September, before companies will have to take two key aspects into consideration or become delisted:

  1. A prospectus so that the firm can actively market their share symbol and company to the general public without contravening securities laws in Germany and or Europe in general
  2. Maintaining an active market to enable market makers to maintain their role of actively buying and selling shares within the market, which is not possible in an illiquid market

One naturally pertains to the other, as the prospectus enables the flexibility to make a market, without the ability to attract a retail market the market makers eventually can not support the bid and ask from the sale of existing shareholders and the market could, can, and will being to move towards a lower illiquid position.

The reality is that a company can list before having a prospectus on the open market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, however, it is advisable to begin developing the prospectus as soon as possible to ensure shareholders and the public have the disclosures necessary to invest in the firm and to be able to stay listed after September 30th 2012. For a price quote and proposal to develop a prospectus, contact info@fselistings.com.