A going public or listing is a monumental decision for any company. A public company has access to more, and often deeper sources of capital than a private company. But simply needing capital does not always mean that going public is the right, or even possible, answer. We ask the right questions to elaborate whether a company is suitable for a listing. Based on the answers, we can advise you the right Stock Exchange for your company as there are significant differences between the major European Stock Exchanges and their segments.

Securities Prospectuses

A securities prospectus having been approved by one European Economic Area (EEA) competent authority (Home Authority), can be used as a “passport” for offers or listings in all other EEA countries, without further review or the imposition of further disclosure requirements by the relevant authority of that EEA country (Host Authority), thereby avoiding inherent delay and cost that such further proceedings cause. We are experienced partners for such “passporting” procedures, selecting the right Home and Host Authorities for our clients with subsequent drafting of the securities prospectus.

Due Diligence

When a company is proposing to apply for admission of its shares, most of the European Stock Exchanges require a legal due diligence as integral part of the listing application. Legal due diligence is primarily designed to help minimise potential liability for the company and its board of directors, who have the main responsibility for the admission document.

The legal due diligence will highlight at an early stage of the listing process any issues that need to be dealt with to ensure that the company will be suitable for admission.

Capital for Markets offers the right network of lawyers to elaborate the due diligence of any company in any country.


A private placement can be a quick and low-cost source of capital as often an IPO may not be a good option for a young company without the financial track record or reputation to attract the general investing public to its stock. We support our clients in designing privately negotiated transactions to meet the specific need of their company. A strong track-record shows clearly our strength in organizing fundraising processes.

Roadshows/ Round-tables

With local insight on an European scale, the well-connected team of Capital for Markets organizes roadshows in all major European cities approaching more than 100 institutional investors. Our Round-table presentations take place on a local level, bringing high-net-worth individuals, active retail investors and entrepreneurs together.

Investor Relations

Capital for markets cultivated its fruitful relations with journalists, analysts, fund- and asset managers along the years. As a result, we are epxerts in supporting small- and medium sized businesses in all questions concerning communication, public relations and financing.

Company Valuations

We are one of the most successful research providers, offering our clients a pan-European service. Thereby, we work for domestic and foreign investment funds, high-net-worth individuals as well as institutional and retail investors.

Our Research Reports are sent to the significant capital market related information channels, for example Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, dpa-AFX and vwd so that our clients get an optimum response.

Business Plans

A business plan does not only describe the nature of the business, the sales and marketing strategy, and the financial background, containing a projected profit and loss statement. A business plan is also a road map that provides directions so a business can plan its future and helps to avoid bumps in the road. Our experts have written hundreds of business plans and they would be –without any doubt – a perfect sparring partner for each entrepreneur that would like to have an independent opinion about his plans.