Listing on ASX has helped thousands of companies achieve their growth ambitions and successfully move to public ownership or raise debt through the public market.
ASX remains the primary market of choice for Australia's listed companies. Its consistent standing in the market services sector is evidenced by the number of companies listed, their combined capitalisation, and the size and diversity of ASX Group's structured product and listed managed fund markets.
The key benefits of listing include:
- Access to capital for growth
- Higher public and investor profile
- Institutional investment
- Improved valuation
- A (secondary) market for anorganisation’s shares
- Exit strategy for early stage investors
- Alignment of employee/management interests
- Reassurance of customers and suppliers
Download IPO: the road to growth and opportunity (PDF 845KB) for more information on listing.
International Listings on ASX
ASX's unique position as a developed market in the Asia-Pacific region and time-zone offers international companies exposure to the growing pool of investment capital in the world's fastest growing region as well as providing the opportunity for global trading and price discovery on a round-the-clock basis.
ASX offers a Foreign Exempt Listing for large international companies already listed on another recognised stock exchange. ASX Listing Rules minimise the compliance burden on these companies by relying on their continuing compliance with the regulatory requirements of their home market and their providing ASX with all of the public information communicated in their home market. Subject to the normal capital and liquidy hurdles Foreign Exempt Listings may qualify for inclusion in the S&P/ASX market indices.
Foreign companies that do not meet the Foreign Exempt Listing requirements are invited to apply for listing under the ASX Listing category.
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