SIX Digital Exchange Launches New Segment for SMEs in public markets aiming to raise capital with digital securities

SIX Digital Exchange has received regulatory approval to launch a new equity segment dedicated to Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). SDX SME Equity is aimed at Small & Medium enterprises (SMEs) which want to accelerate their growth.

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SIX Digital Exchange has received regulatory approval to launch a new equity segment dedicated to Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). SDX SME Equity is aimed at Small & Medium enterprises (SMEs) which want to accelerate their growth with digital securities.

By listing on the SDX SME market segment, companies are set to benefit from the well-known advantages of public markets, such as secondary liquidity in the central order book as well as the advantages deriving from listing digital securities in a regulated market. Some of the benefits envisaged are faster and more efficient capital raising, a wider and more diverse shareholder base and higher visibility with investors. Investors enjoy the highest level of transparency and investor protection, just like on the main segment at SDX. In addition, investors benefit from best-in-class order execution as the process is fully automated, transparent, fast, and secure.

The listing requirements and trading model are designed specifically for companies with a lower market capitalization and shorter history, this enables improved price formation and trade execution.

Massimo Butti, Head of Equities at SIX Digital Exchange, adds “99% of the Swiss companies are SMEs (1) and thus represent the economic backbone of this country. With the SDX SME segment we can offer fast-growing companies a new and efficient financing channel and ensure that companies receive sufficient capital to achieve their goals. Together with our partners, SDX SME Equity will facilitate a digital ecosystem to support SMEs along their entire funding journey.”

Further details on the requirements can be found on our website and by contacting the team below.

Martin Weithofer Sales EMEA martin.weithofer@sdx.com +41 58 508 31 70

(1) Source: Bundesamt für Statistik, KMU, https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/de/home/statistiken/industrie-dienstleistungen/unternehmen-beschaeftigte/wirtschaftsstruktur-unternehmen/kmu.html

About SIX Digital Exchange

SDX is licensed by Switzerland’s financial market regulator, FINMA, to operate an Exchange and a Central Securities Depository (CSD). SDX offers issuance, listing, trading, settlement, servicing, and custody of digital securities.

SDX is committed to working with partners, members, and clients to promote and build a new market structure for digital assets globally.

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