Market Structure

Market StructureStructure of Deutsche Börse’s primary market

In Europe, there are two paths open to companies wishing to tap the capital markets. On the one hand, there are markets regulated by the EU and, on the other, markets that are regulated by the exchanges themselves.

On FWB® the Frankfurt Stock Exchange a listing in the Regulated Market can be in the General Standard or in the Prime Standard, a sub-segment of the Regulated Market with greater follow-up duties and thus higher transparency requirements. In the Open Market, which the exchange itself regulates, company securities can be listed in Scale or on the Quotation Board.

The step-by-step route to an exchange listing

Our IPO line gives you a clear impression of all the important steps when going public through to first price determination. They include the selection of the issue partners, structuring the IPO content, compiling all the necessary documents, placement, and admission to / commencement of trading.


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