Swiss Stock Exchange SIX to Launch New Equity Segment Exclusively for SMEs

Swiss Stock Exchange SIX to Launch New Equity Segment Exclusively for SMEs

by July 9, 2021
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The Swiss stock exchange SIX announced that it will launch its new Sparks equity segment dedicated to Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) subject to regulatory approval.

These companies will benefit from enhanced visibility, a more relevant peer group and more effective price formation in their equity securities while benefitting from the advantages of being a listed company on the Swiss stock exchange.

Sparks, a dedicated new equity segment on the Swiss stock exchange, will provide a key piece in addressing this need of SMEs and their investors for a dedicated, tailored, regulated exchange venue.


In establishing and growing a well-functioning ecosystem for raising public capital the continual and concerted efforts of the broader Swiss financial center will also be very important.

SIX is committed to ensuring that the backbone of the Swiss economy, fast-growing and established SMEs, can benefit from the unique advantages of public capital markets.

Sparks will be the next step in SIX’s ongoing efforts to enhance its offering to this segment.

It follows services such as Stage, which unlocks independent research coverage for SMEs, conferences connecting SMEs with investors, education workshops, and e-learning solutions.

Valeria Ceccarelli, Head Primary Markets, SIX Swiss Exchange

Valeria Ceccarelli

Valeria Ceccarelli, Head Primary Markets, SIX Swiss Exchange said,

“Our challenge has been to ensure that we can offer entrepreneurs a platform that can help them efficiently access capital, enhance their visibility, strengthen their credibility, and provide the levels of transparency and scrutiny that maximize investor interest.

 

With Sparks, we will be able to achieve the right balance of all of these elements as well as to contribute meaningfully to the growth of SMEs and, more broadly, to that of the Swiss economy.”

 

Featured image: Edited from Unsplash

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