Frequently asked questions Capital Market Partners

Frequently asked questions Capital Market Partners

Can an application be filed even if I don't have a Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partner?

All applications must be filed together with an applying Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partner. Companies already listed in Entry Standard may file an application on their own but must provide proof that they have a contract with a supporting Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partner.

What is the difference between an applying Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partner and a supporting Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partner?

  • Applications for the inclusion of shares, certificates representing shares and bonds in Scale must be made by the issuer together with an applying Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partner. Applying Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partners are lending or financial services institutions that have been recognised as Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partners by Deutsche Börse AG. The criteria for recognition as a Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partner and a list of recognised Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partners can be found on: Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partner Search. Applying Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partners primarily carry out the relevant legal and financial due diligence inspections, certify the suitability of the issuer for Scale to Deutsche Börse AG and advise and support the issuer as part of the inclusion procedure.
  • Throughout inclusion in Scale, the issuer must maintain a contract with a supporting Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partner who will provide advice and support before, at and during inclusion in Scale on follow-up inclusion obligations as required under exchange and general law. The supporting Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partner will ensure compliance with the duties to provide notification and disclosure to Deutsche Börse AG as part of its ongoing contract with the issuer, to whom it will also provide consultation and support. In addition to lending and financial services institutions, supporting Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partners may also be law and audit firms.