by Nevern Johns, Managing Director
The latest Europe-wide survey of IPOs (Initial Public Offerings) from PriceWaterhouseCoopers has just been published and the report highlights the rapid growth of Nasdaq First North. Our company, FOS, plans to have its shares admitted to trading on the Nasdaq First North market this year as a deliberate strategy to deliver transparency to all our shareholders and stakeholders as we develop as British film production company, and I am delighted to see from the PWC report that for the first time, the Nasdaq First North market has now overtaken the UK AIM market in terms of number of listings and also in value.
“The Nordic IPO market has continued to develop extremely well over the year. The listing activity is at an all time high, especially in the Swedish market both on Nasdaq Stockholm and First North. We saw listings of companies across all sectors, with Healthcare, Industrials and Technology standing out in 2017. The listed companies are at all stages of maturity from recent start-ups to spin-offs from well established larger entities. We have a positive outlook for 2018 with high levels of activity expected in the Nordic market and the significant interest for IPOs continuing into 2018. ” Johan Ericsson Partner, Swedish Capital Markets Group at PwC
Nasdaq First North completed 85 IPOs in 2017 compared to just 48 completed on AIM.