By listing on the Middle East’s international financial exchange, you gain a passport to global markets, backed by the credibility of the highly respected regulatory regime in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Company owners have freedom to raise capital in the way that suits them. They can choose the price at which to sell shares in an IPO and keep control of the company afterwards. The choice of Nasdaq Dubai places your business at the center of the region’s financial markets. And the exchange’s location in Dubai strengthens your prospects in the region’s most exciting business and economic hub.
Who Can List
Nasdaq Dubai is designed to offer unique listing benefits to companies located anywhere, from the UAE including its free zones, to other countries in the Middle East and around the world. All benefit from the advantage of global visibility supported by a listing in the business capital of the region.
The exchange’s international business model allows all company owners to choose their share price in an IPO and keep control of the business afterwards. All types of listing can benefit from investment from the exchange’s wealthy region and from international investors too. With its wide investor base the exchange can fuel the growth of companies in all sectors, from construction and consumer goods to healthcare, financial services, industrials, leisure and many others.
Whether you are a business in the UAE, GCC, wider Middle East, India, China, the US, Europe or elsewhere, Nasdaq Dubai welcomes you.
Nasdaq Dubai has established minimum requirements that must be met by all companies applying to admit their securities on the exchange. These requirements meet international standards without being unduly onerous.
INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING (IPO)
A two-stage procedure applies to a company that wishes to IPO. As well as obtaining admission of its securities to the DFSA’s Official List, the company must also ensure that its securities are accepted for Admission to Trading by Nasdaq Dubai under the exchange’s Admission and Disclosure Standards (ADS). The company’s shares can then list and start to trade on the exchange.
Admission to Trading
A two-stage process applies to a company that wishes to IPO on Nasdaq Dubai. As well as obtaining admission of its securities to the DFSA’s Official List, the company must also ensure that its securities are accepted for admission to trading by Nasdaq Dubai under the exchange’s Admission and Disclosure Standards (ADS).
Applicants are encouraged to approach Nasdaq Dubai along with their advisors as early as possible. Nasdaq Dubai will provide a high level overview of the requirements for admission to trading at this stage. A copy of the company’s draft prospectus should be given to Nasdaq Dubai at the same time it is submitted to the DFSA. Nasdaq Dubai may make comments on the prospectus
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