The first half of 2022 has been unstable for world markets, with rising inflation and provide chain woes amid the continued warfare in Ukraine. Despite this difficult market surroundings, Nasdaq’s European markets skilled regular progress, celebrating new achievements in its First North Growth Market and welcoming new listings to its exchanges and extra corporations to its Green Designations program.
During the primary two quarters of the yr, Nasdaq’s European Markets welcomed 46 new listings within the Nordics, which raised EUR 586.7 million, and 108 preliminary public choices (IPOs) within the U.S., elevating a complete of $12 billion.
“Despite a slower start to the year, there’s a healthy pipeline of companies across all sectors that are waiting for their opportunity to IPO in the next 12 months,” stated Nelson Griggs, President, Nasdaq Stock Exchange. “Nasdaq is the exchange of choice for companies transitioning to public because of our support through the IPO process and our commitment to helping them navigate the markets as public companies through our life-cycle solutions.”
Notably, in June 2022, Nasdaq Stockholm welcomed U.S. corporations on the change for the primary time, widening entry to public funding for corporations. Companies that select to record with Nasdaq Swedish Markets be part of with the very best annualized return for buyers of any market for the previous 40 years and should twin record on the U.S. change.
One of the keys to Nasdaq Stockholm’s success is the courtship and development of small-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In the previous six months, Nasdaq Stockholm noticed six of those SMEs swap from our First North Growth Market into the Main Market, becoming a member of over 100 corporations who’ve made the migration over the course of 10 years. The corporations embrace Mangold, Penneo, OX2, Remedy Entertainment, VEF and Emilshus.
Additionally, 5 new Green Designations corporations have joined Nasdaq’s Green Designations program this yr, totaling eight corporations for the reason that launch in 2021. With buyers placing billions in environmental social and governance (ESG), a platform to attach inexperienced corporations with keen buyers was essential to sustain with the worldwide pattern, in line with Head of European Listings, Adam Kostyal.
Advancing our Green Designations initiative, Nasdaq welcomed its first Green IPO this yr. In February, re-fashion firm, Rebelle, went public, efficiently passing Nasdaq’s strict Green Designations standards, together with proving that fifty% of Rebelle’s income derives from inexperienced actions.
Meanwhile, Lamor, the primary Finnish firm to be admitted into Nasdaq’s Green Equity Designation, skilled a 556.3% enhance in income within the first quarter.
As the markets proceed to be examined by inflation, warfare and different forces, Nasdaq’s European markets proceed strategizing methods to spur improvement.