Segments

SegmentsCustomised access to the capital markets

The purpose of an exchange is to fulfil important economic functions: it enables the fair pricing of securities as well as their market-based valuation and helps companies operating in the real economy with financing. Deutsche Börse Cash Market creates ideal conditions for equity financing and for raising debt capital. With different segments, issuers can target the particular group of investors they are interested in.

Equity and debt capital segments

Equity financing

Companies can choose between Prime Standard for shares, General Standard for shares and Scale for shares when raising equity capital.

Issuers in Prime Standard for shares and General Standard for shares fulfil the highest European transparency requirements and gain all the advantages of a full listing in the EU-regulated market. In Prime Standard, issuers must fulfil international transparency requirements that go beyond those of General Standard. Scale for shares provides in particular SMEs with an easy, fast and cost-efficient way to include their shares in exchange trading.

Debt capital financing

For raising the debt capital, companies can choose between Prime Standard for corporate bonds and Scale for corporate bonds.

Prime Standard for corporate bonds is the segment targeting larger medium-sized and internationally active companies and entrepreneurs from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. In Scale for corporate bonds, companies can raise debt capital while facing low transparency duties, regardless of any stock exchange listing.