Capital Markets

A going public is a transforming event for a company. Stock markets are a very important source of equity funding. In the paste decade, a large number of corporations from all over the world has chosen to step into the market of publicly traded stock. Before going public, a company should carefully decide, which Stock Exchange and which market segment would fit best, analyzing the prospective costs and benefits as well as its potentially less obvious advantages.

The experts of Capital for Markets would be delighted to help you chosing the right market segment for your company among the below displayed selection of high-class markets for small- and midcap companies:


AIM (formerly the Alternative Investment Market) is a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange was launched on June 19th 1995 and has raised almost £24 billion (thousand million) and has helped more than 3,000 small-medium-sized companies raise equity to support their growth.


NYSE Alternext (now Alternext) is an equity trading market that was opened May 17th, 2005 by its parent institution Euronext to address an opportunity posed by small to medium sized firms that were anticipated to desire easier access to an equity market. A quotation on Alternext qualifies for a duallisting on Frankfurt Floor of Deutsche Börse.

Entry Standard

The Entry Standard, as non-regulated segment of Deutsche Börse, has been started on October 25th 2005 with the listing of its first company, Design Bau AG. Nowadays it offers high credibility for its listed companies.

Mercado alternativo Bursátil

The Mercado alternativo Bursátil is the segment for cmall- and mid-sized growth companies run by the Spanish Stock Exchange. Founded by Bolsa de Madrid in 2008 this segment nowadays is the home to more than 30 growth companies. A quotation on the Mercado alternativo Bursátil qualifies the issuer to be listed on the Berlin Stock Exchange as well as on the Stuttgart Stock Exchange.

Marché Libre

This starter segment is currently the European market with the most accessible rules and regulations. Approximately 250 issuers from different countries are traded here. In 2015, Capital for Markets GmbH has been market leader regarding listing on Marché Libre with a market share of around 36 percent. Also in 2016, there has been no Listing Sponsor performing more listings on Marché Libre than Capital for Markets GmbH.


SIX Swiss Exchange (formerly SWX Swiss Exchange), based in Zurich, is Switzerland’s principal stock exchange (the other being Berne eXchange). It was the first stock exchange in the world to incorporate a fully automated trading, clearing and settlement system in 1995.

Besides those six market segments, there are several additional alternatives that we can analyze and address with our clients according to each specific requirement profile.