Segments

SegmentsStock exchange segments for businesses of all sizes and from all sectors

With different segments, Deutsche Börse uses the scope available to it to provide customised solutions for access to the capital market over and above the transparency requirements governed by law and to offer stock exchange segments for companies of all sizes with balanced regulations and low costs. Here the preconditions and transparency obligations of the various segments are optimally aligned with the various needs and options of SMEs.

Depending on the goals a company pursues with its IPO, the investors the company wishes primarily to address, and the degree of transparency the company seeks to guarantee, companies in the Regulated Market at FWB® the Frankfurt Stock Exchange can choose between the General Standard and Prime Standard – the segment with higher transparency requirements.

Companies seeking a primary listing in the Open market (regulated unofficial Market) and that are willing to adhere to a certain degree of transparency may wish to list in Scale. Scale is a segment of the open market with certain transparency requirements.

The step-by-step route to an exchange listing

Our IPO Line gives you a clear impression of all the important steps in going public through to first price determination. They include the selection of the issue partners, structuring the bond, compiling all the necessary documents, placement, and admission to / commencement of trading in your company’s securities.