Making the right move
There are three self-contained regions for companies wishing to go public – EMEIA, Asia Pacific and Americas – but companies can choose from more than a hundred stock exchanges and listing options worldwide. Many stock exchanges from mature and emerging markets have improved their offering for companies looking to go public, so it can be worth shopping around to find the listing location that makes the most sense to help you achieve your goals.
Questions to consider include:
- Does it make sense to go public and have your primary listing in your company’s country of incorporation?
- Or should you look further afield?
- How mobile is your company on the capital market?
Finding the answers to these questions can pose complex challenges — particularly if you have identified strategic benefits to listing your company far from its familiar national market. Our IPO destination compass can help you identify some of the other key issues to consider, while our Guide to going public is designed to help you navigate the complexities of the entire IPO process, from planning to post-launch.
While most companies list in the market in which they’re incorporated, this is not your only option. Selecting the right capital market, stock exchange and listing segment enables you to determine the regulatory requirements that your company will have to meet – and may have a significant impact on the success of your long-term strategy.