Today, SIX Swiss Exchange published its updated IPO Guide, which takes prospective IPO candidates through the most important phases prior to an IPO. The new release includes the latest market and regulatory developments and comes with a visual redesign.

Going public is a landmark event for any successful company. By gaining access to capital markets, companies can obtain the financing to grow their businesses further.

Our IPO Guide helps firms prepare for this milestone by providing a comprehensive summary outlining what needs to be done before ringing the opening bell on the first day of trading.

Valeria Ceccarelli, Head Primary Markets at SIX Swiss Exchange

Understanding What Lies Ahead

The IPO Guide is aimed at entrepreneurs, founders, C-level representatives, shareholders and decision-makers at privately held companies who are looking to go public. Any private business which is thinking about going public in the short and medium term is invited to consult this guide. Patrick Förg, Head Origination at SIX Swiss Exchange, adds: “IPOs are resource intensive and require a lot of lead-time. Guides such as this one help involved parties to understand what lies ahead.”

The updating of the IPO Guide is the latest in a series of initiatives at SIX Swiss Exchange aimed at strengthening the overall listing ecosystem. These initiatives include the launch of Sparks, a stock exchange segment designed specifically to support SMEs with their capital raising efforts, together with the Sparks IPO Academy, an educational tool that helps prepare fast-growing and capital-seeking as well as established companies for an eventual Sparks listing.

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