Your Partner for a Successful Future
Whether you’re moving from successful start-up to scale-up, seeing disruptive technologies deployed in your industry, wanting to grow your existing stable business, or experiencing the effects of new laws and regulations: The game is changing – and intensifying.
Staying on your exponential growth path will become increasingly challenging. Success breeds competition and copycats. Public markets can help you master the challenges ahead and “put a ding in the universe” (Steve Jobs). Give yourself the best shot at winning. Unlock the power of public markets to best equip your SME for what’s on the horizon.
How Your SME Grows Stronger with Public Markets
We are uniquely positioned to help you grow faster and out-innovate your competitors, whatever your stage of development may be and regardless of whether you need to raise capital right now. Public markets offer multiple distinct advantages to your SME. Through the IPO, you broaden your shareholder base, increase your visibility, benefit from Swiss takeover protection and you can also spin off certain business areas and list them separately. And most importantly for you as a fast-growing SME, an IPO allows you to:
Raise Capital Fast and Efficiently
As a public company you can raise your follow-on funding fast and efficiently as well as access the deep pools of capital managed by the world’s premiere wealth management center.
Increase Credibility and Visibility
Being listed on SIX Swiss Exchange shows commitment to regulatory oversight, corporate governance and transparency – and by that, allowing you to demonstrate that you are a credible and trustworthy partner.
Strengthen Your Resilience
Put your mind at ease. Diversify your funding sources by accessing a supply of growth capital that has proven robust to economic conditions. Build a cash cushion, strengthen your balance sheet, or refinance your debt.
Create a Market for Your Shares
Give your early stage investors the flexibility to exit when it suits them. Increase the liquidity of your SME’s shares and enable anyone to buy and sell them.
We Are Convinced That SMEs Belong on the Stock Exchange
A SIX Swiss Exchange listing isn’t for every SME. But it is the right next step for more SMEs than you may think. Can the distinct advantages of public markets help your SME grow stronger? Do you want to enable anyone to invest in your SME? Are you looking to facilitate trading of your SME’s shares? Or do your investors demand the regulatory transparency and oversight offered by public markets? Then your SME belongs on the stock exchange.
SMEs: Why Go Public on SIX Swiss Exchange?
The Swiss stock exchange is one of Europe’s leading exchanges and your ideal partner for accessing public markets. We have an impressive track record of empowering world-leading corporations.
Streamlined, straightforward and efficient: By listing at SIX Swiss Exchange, you ensure you go public in the most efficient way possible. Switzerland is one of the world’s leading financial centers, celebrated for its strength, reliability and stability. By listing with us, you benefit from banks with high placement power, first class services, our fast and straightforward listing process, direct access to a deep pool of both Swiss and international investors as well as an innovative and liquid stock exchange.
Contact Our Experts
Are you wondering if getting listed at the Swiss stock exchange is the right step for your SME? Are you unsure what the advantages are and what it takes? Then get in touch with our experts. They are happy to answer your questions.
What It Takes to Go Public
You won’t be surprised to hear that a listing is not for free. “Nothing of value is free” after all. But going public is not as insurmountably complicated, expensive, and time-consuming as you may think.
Are you worried that a listing will take too much time for your SME’s key people? Don’t be. You can always mandate an expert to manage your listing project from start to finish.
Have you heard that a listing can take anywhere from three to four months to a year or more? You heard right. Some companies are readier than others. But don’t let this hold you back. You can make small adjustments starting from today that will substantially reduce complexity and duration when you later launch your IPO project.
Are you unsure about where to start? Don’t be, we have you covered. We recommend you contact our experts to discuss the next steps. Through a quick call, we can guide you through the requirements and the plan for listing your SME, and help you transition and adjust to life as a listed company.
What SIX Offers You For Going Public
Have a quick chat with one of our specialists. We help you identify the next steps. We are here to help.
Capital Market Services for Your SME
We curate a digital catalog for a wide array of capital market services, provided by third-party specialists and by SIX. Find and discover services that make your life easier during the IPO journey and as a public company.
Special Education Programs
We offer various pre- and post-IPO education programs, ranging from workshops to offsite and online courses. Learn how to best deal with the regulatory requirements.
What It Means to Be Public
To reap the advantages of being a listed company – from faster capital raising, to a stronger profile, and more resilience – some further work is required from your SME after its successful listing. Some of this is legally required, while other tasks are highly recommended to get the most out of being a public company. But like the listing itself, they are not as insurmountably complicated, expensive, and time-consuming as you may think.
Most notably, your listed SME will have to make some adjustments in terms of what and how it communicates with the market. Besides regular reporting obligations, your SME needs to inform the market when certain events occur. Additionally, your SME may also need to spend some time explaining the rationale of its strategy to investors.