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Set your sights on a listing abroad?

Choosing the right capital market, stock exchange and stock exchange segment for your corporate strategy

Once you’ve taken the decision to go public or apply for a dual listing, you need to start planning the necessary steps and measures. The first stage of preparation is determining your goal.

  • You need to decide which capital market or listing zone (the Americas, Europe, Asia), and which stock exchange and segment will actively support your company’s strategy.
  • Is it beneficial to go public or to have your primary listing outside your company’s country of incorporation?
  • How mobile is your company on the capital market?

Finding the answers to these questions can pose complex challenges – particularly if there are strategic benefits to listing your company far from its familiar national market. For example, you can expect a listing abroad to attract consumers’ attention to your company’s products and media presence, and positively impact business operations.

The EY capital market compass provides help with the many criteria for selecting the right market – for both IPOs and secondary listings.


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You face new regulatory challenges. In the run-up to the IPO or secondary listing, the internal structures (legal, tax, organizational) and the various units (accounting, management, PR) of your company have to be correspondingly checked and prepared for the requirements of the specific capital market.

We support you when it comes to achieving the right combination of corporate strategy and capital market strategy for your company:

  • Determination of the appropriate capital market strategy on the basis of the goals set
  • Analysis and support for the selection of the right listing zone, stock exchange and segment
  • Achievement of internal capital market capability for the specific stock exchange
  • Global support through the EY network of IPO teams in capital market centers

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Michael Oppermann
Mergenthalerallee 3-5
65760 Eschborn
Telefon +49 (6196) 996 27305
E-Mail Michael Oppermann

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Ernst & Young GmbH
Dr. Martin Steinbach
Mergenthalerallee 3-5
65760 Eschborn
Phone +49 (6196) 996 11574
Email Dr. Martin Steinbach


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