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A diverse selection of approximately 4,000 total listings with a market value of approximately $15 trillion USD choose to list on Nasdaq’s U.S., Nordic and Baltic exchanges, representing industries such as retail, health care, finance and technology. For small and medium sized growth companies, Nasdaq offers access to financial markets through its European growth market, Nasdaq First North. But Nasdaq is home to more than just IPOs. Explore our other listing options. 

NASDAQ LISTINGS

An Initial Public Offering, or IPO, is a company's first sale of stock to the public. Securities offered in an IPO are often, but not always, those of young, small companies seeking outside equity capital and a public market for their stock. Nasdaq is the 2018 U.S. exchange leader in total IPOs for the 20th consecutive quarter.
The term Direct Listing refers to a private company listing on Nasdaq, or another exchange, without concurrently raising capital. Generally, companies list on a national securities exchange in connection with a capital raising transaction, such as an initial public offering. By contrast, a Direct Listing allows a company to list securities and begin trading without selling additional securities to public investors.
Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are publicly-traded investment vehicles that raise funds via an IPO in order to complete a future acquisition. They enable private companies to have a unique way to access the public markets, while offering investors a way to co-invest side-by-side with best-in-class sponsors. Since 2010, Nasdaq has attracted 84% of all SPAC IPOs listed on a national exchange.*

*As of March 2019
American Depository Receipts (ADRs) are securities that trade in the U.S. but represent a specified number of a non-U.S. company’s shares. ADRs trade and settle like other securities and are priced in U.S. dollars, regardless of the currency of the underlying shares. Only “sponsored” ADRs are eligible to list on Nasdaq, and the issuer of an ADR must register with the SEC and comply with U.S. securities laws, including the periodic reporting requirements.
A transfer of listing refers to a company that is already listed on another U.S. exchange or trades on a non-U.S. exchange and is transferring its securities to Nasdaq. In 2018, Nasdaq welcomed 20 transfers to our exchange. In recent years, over $1.5 trillion in market cap has transferred to Nasdaq.
The Nasdaq Stock Market has three distinctive tiers: The Nasdaq Global Select Market®, The Nasdaq Global Market® and The Nasdaq Capital Market®.

Applicants must satisfy certain financial, liquidity and corporate governance requirements to be approved for listing on any of these market tiers. The initial financial and liquidity requirements for the Nasdaq Global Select Market are more stringent than those for the Nasdaq Global Market and likewise, the initial listing requirements for the Nasdaq Global Market are more stringent than those for the Nasdaq Capital Market.

Corporate governance requirements are the same across all Nasdaq market tiers. It is important to note that even though a company’s securities meet all enumerated criteria for initial inclusion, Nasdaq may deny initial listing, or apply additional conditions, if necessary to protect investors and the public interest.
Nasdaq First North is our European growth market for small- and medium sized companies. A company can join Nasdaq First North regardless of the country of origin or industry sector. A key factor for success is that there is investor interest for the company’s share. The Nordic region boasts the largest retail presence in the world per capita, with small private investors and professional investors taking an active role in the market.
Nasdaq First North Premier is our European growth market designed to further assist companies in raising investor visibility and to prepare them for a Main Market listing. The segment targets companies that make a conscious decision to comply with higher disclosure and accounting standards than those imposed on Nasdaq First North.
The Main Market is our Nordic regulated market suited to companies that can adhere to the highest standards. Today, more than 600 companies are traded across our Main Markets in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Iceland, including some of the most innovative companies in the Nordic region. By listing on the Main Market, companies benefit from increased visibility and investor exposure, and Nasdaq’s efficient and independent surveillance of issuers, members and trading. More than 170 trading member firms engage in the daily trading, with most trades made by international banks and brokerage houses.
Nasdaq Baltic exchanges provide regulated market and First North listing services for a variety of financial instruments as well as services related to the public trading of financial instruments. When seeking a listing, an issuer may choose from among the regulated market and First North organized by the Baltic exchanges, depending on the type of the financial instrument.
Trillion Dollars in Switches
$1.5T
In market value has switched to Nasdaq in recent years including PepsiCo, Newell Brands, United Airlines, Regency Centers, Xcel Energy, and Workday.
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We have a long-term commitment to listed companies across all sectors and at various stages of their growth journeys. 20 companies announced their transfer to Nasdaq in 2018, with a combined global market value of approximately $256.2 billion.
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Trillion Dollars in Switches
$1.5T
In market value has switched to Nasdaq in recent years including PepsiCo, Newell Brands, United Airlines, Regency Centers, Xcel Energy, and Workday.

DIRECT LISTING

How to list a company on Nasdaq

U.S. Electronic Application Filing Process

  • Gather Company Information

    Gather basic company information, like the Central Index Key (CIK) code, current or reserved trading symbol and CUSIP that you'll need to complete forms.


  • Create an Account

    Create a User Account to complete forms on the Listing Center.

  • Complete Your Application

    Companies listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market can complete the entire application process electronically. You can also submit supplemental documentation electronically.

  • Connect with Your Listing Analyst

    Within a few hours of your submission, you will receive a system-generated acknowledgement email. In a couple of business days, you will receive another email providing you with the contact information for the Analyst assigned to your application.

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