Prime Standard

Prime StandardThe premium segment for raising equity

The follow-up duties required in the Prime Standard exceed those of the General Standard and have to be fulfilled in addition to the latter. In other words, the Prime Standard sets the very highest transparency requirements of all segments at FWB® the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and, indeed, in all of Europe. The additional admission follow-up duties for the Prime Standard stand out not only for the higher transparency yardstick but above all by the fact that the requirements have always to be met in English, too. The Prime Standard is therefore the right choice for issuers who in particular want to appeal to international investors.

The Prime Standard is a segment of the Regulated Market with additional admission follow-up duties. The admission conditions and the individual follow-up duties are set out in the Exchange Rules for FWB® the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. On receipt of an application, the management of FWB® the Frankfurt Stock Exchange decides on approval for admission to the Prime Standard. The application can be submitted together with the application for admission to the Regulated Market (General Standard).

The step-by-step route to an exchange listing

The 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.


Admission to Prime Standard entails automatic inclusion in the indices Prime All Share and, according to the sector classification, in the indices Classic All Share®, Technology All Share and the DAX® sector indices.

Most important selection indices for issuers of the Regulated Market (Prime standard and General standard): DAX®, MDAX®, SDAX®, TecDAX®, HDAX®, DAX® ex Financials Index, DAX® ex Financials 30 Index, DAX 50 ESG and ÖkoDAX.

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