The development of Prospects is in line with the MSE’s commitment to open up new capital market opportunities, create economies of scale and to afford businesses more competitiveness and sustainability.
There is another, equally important, benefit; greater investor access to the capital market leads to more efficient utilisation of capital resources. Experience clearly shows that there is significant demand for IPOs, and there is, therefore, space for additional investment opportunities throughout Europe.
Prospects creates an opportunity for SMEs to access capital markets relatively easily and efficiently, and to benefit from the advantages which, so far, have only been available to much larger entities.
Small and medium-sized businesses will now be able to raise capital by issuing bonds, issuing new shares, or selling existing shares to a pool of investors far greater than their own family or business partners.
In a tangible and practical way, Prospects, therefore, offers many businesses growth opportunities which have hitherto been simply out of reach. This new market has been designed specifically for SMEs and, therefore, reflects their particular needs and circumstances.