The Finnish-Swedish IPO match is coming to an end for 13-56 in favor of Stockholm in the spring.
The Market Council discusses why there are so many more listings in Sweden and what are the shortcomings or problem areas in the Finnish equity investment market.
“At first we are worried when there are no listers and now when they come, that is worrying too,” Stock Exchange Foundation managing director Sari South Sea describes reactions to listings.
He points out that Sweden is an exceptional market, even internationally, where even small companies are listed quickly.
One of the reasons for the differences in listing is Kauppalehti’s news manager Janne Pöysti increase the taxation of dividend income of unlisted companies. However, there is also a clear difference in the types of companies listed on the stock exchange and how strongly Swedish structures support companies. A neighbor can be modeled here.
“There are more consumer businesses in Sweden for which listing brings visibility and they are already familiar to investors,” says Lounasmeri.
Aktian equity investment director Mika Heikkilä recalls that it is worth looking further and not only at those that are now listed, but also at how well companies that have previously been listed have fared.
“If Sweden sows 56 seeds to germinate this spring, in five years, Swedes will be able to say they have 30 successes growing. Some fail, but then what. I would like this change of attitude. ”
Product development and the commercialization of ideas are also raised as a problem in Finland.
“We are researching endlessly when an idea should get commercialized. The stock market is an excellent tool because investors need to be able to justify why a product is good and who is willing to pay for it. We are not in distribution and commercialization on the scale where Sweden and America are, ”Heikkilä estimates.
Source: Arvopaperi by www.arvopaperi.fi.
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