First North Growth Market
A Leading European SME Market Enabling Companies to Grow, Scale and Prosper
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As a market for aspiring companies to access Nordic and international investors, Nasdaq First North is currently home to more than 550 traded growth companies. There is a well-functioning ecosystem surrounding Nasdaq First North, with advisers facilitating a smooth listing process and a range of investors supporting the market, from retail investors to institutional capital.
All companies applying to be admitted to trading on First North Growth Market must engage a Certified Adviser to be retained for as long as the company is listed.
A company can join Nasdaq First North Growth Market regardless of the country of origin or industry sector. A key factor for success is investor interest for the company’s share. The Nordics boast the largest retail presence in the world per capita, with small private and professional investors taking an active role.
Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market is our senior growth market segment designed to assist companies in raising investor visibility and prepare them for a Main Market listing. The Premier segment targets companies that are ready and make a conscious decision to comply with higher listing requirements than the standard First North rules.
In connection with the listing process, all companies applying to be admitted to trading on First North Premier Growth Market must engage a Certified Adviser.
On average, more than five companies grow and transfer from First North Growth Market to the Main Market each year. 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.
The company approved as a Certified Adviser may not own more than 10 percent of the shares or voting rights in a company to which they provides advice. In conjunction with the publication of the reports of unaudited annual earnings figures and semi-annual reports, Certified Advisers must provide the Exchange with information about their holdings in those companies to which they provide advice. An employee who is involved in the function as Certified Adviser to a company shall not be allowed to trade in the shares of that company. Find CA shareholdings under Resources below.
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Nasdaq First North Iceland is currently not categorized as an SME Growth Market