had a record year 2021
With 210 new listings and now almost 1,000 listed
companies, Sweden is in the European top ahead of large
nations such as Germany and France.
past 2021 has been the largest European listing year since
before the financial crisis in 2008, states the financial
newspaper Wall Street Journal, which notes that a total of
418 companies during the year listed on stock exchanges in
the EU or the UK.
122 companies raised about USD14 billion via initial
public offerings on Nasdaq Stockholm this year; the most
ever. That’s second only to the U.K.’s USD22 billion haul,
according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
has hosted a variety of listings ranging from Volvo Car
AB, which raised USD2.3 billion in one of Europe’s largest
public offerings this year, to animal healthcare company
Vimian Group AB and investment firm Storskogen Group AB.
about funding by debt 1
“secret sauce” is its investor base, said Jonas Ström,
chief executive of investment bank ABG Sundal Collier. A
large number of small institutional investors and a retail
culture of putting savings into equities means there’s a
wide range of IPO buyers, he said.
vibrant tech, renewable-energy and life-sciences startup
scene has also been a source of IPOs. About 60% of new
listings on Nasdaq Stockholm were from the consumer, tech
and healthcare sectors this year, according to data
provided by Nasdaq.
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advantages of Swedish SPACs on Nasdaq
- More time to complete the acquisition of a target
Nasdaq Nordics allows for up to 36 months to identify
and complete the acquisition of a target company, unlike
the 24 months given in the U.S.
- Reduced financial risk
On Nasdaq Nordic, only 90% percent of the capital raised
during an IPO is required to be held in a trust account,
versus the 100% in the U.S. That means 10% of capital
funds can be allocated towards costs for performing an
acquisition, greatly reducing the risk for running out
of funds. SPACs also incur lower pricing risk as price
is decided early versus the night before a traditional
- Less onerous regulations
Tougher rules by legislative frameworks in the U.S.
FATCA and the EU’s MiFID II have put greater strain on
company processes, finances, and human resources.
Stockholm offers far more favorable and relaxed rules.
Growth companies that go public through SPACs face fewer
regulations and constraints because they are technically
- Raising capital more quickly
Traditionally, venture firms have consisted of investors
focusing in the long-term on products that take years to
develop and even longer to profit from. SPACs have the
potential to allow companies to get listed on the stock
exchange sooner and sell shares faster, yielding faster
returns for limited partners.
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