Going public on SIX Swiss Exchange doesn’t just stimulate the growth of SMEs, but also makes them sturdier during tough economic times. Companies now have a new quick way of raising capital, diversifying their sources of funding, optimizing their ownership structure, increasing their visibility to investors, and enhancing their credibility in the eyes of partners and customers.
Issuer requirements in the Sparks segment are less onerous than those on the main stock exchange. However, all companies listed on the Swiss stock exchange are subject to the same reporting requirements and the same regulatory oversight, which ensures transparency and investor protection in the Sparks segment as well.
Shares of newly listed SMEs that are in a growing stage generally have comparatively lower trading liquidity. Sparks takes this into account by concentrating trading into a condensed trading window, which enables investors to benefit from more efficient price discovery and improved execution of trades.
Sparks supplements the other services from SIX that are specially customized for SMEs. Those services include Stage, a program that supplies independent research to increase visibility, and Bridge, a service that links stock issuers with investors, as well as workshops and e-learning offerings.
Find out more about Sparks and discover how you can grow further after going public.