Capital Markets

€8 Billion Market Capitalisation. The Malta Stock Exchange is primed for growth and has set its sights on capturing a slice of the international market.

The MSE is a fully-fledged securities market, which means all the necessary services – sponsors banks, lawyers, accountants and so on are available. Thus, in Malta it is possible to go through the preparation for an initial public offering (IPO) with a lot more support than on a larger exchange, and once the IPO is completed there is a keen, receptive market for the company’s shares. Recent upgrades to the MSE’s entire IT infrastructure, including both the trading and depository operations, provide added functionality for the MSE to have a technical infrastructure capable of supporting all these changes. The Malta Stock Exchange is an active member of important standard- setting international organisations such as the International Organisation of Securities Commissions Organisation, the World Federation of Exchanges, the Federation of European Securities Exchanges and the European Central Securities Depositaries Association.

Small but ambitious: That’s the best way to describe the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE). With most of Its business to-date stemming from and serving the local market and investor base, its ambitions for the future are firmly focused on international expansion and aimed specifically at attracting new listings with promises of individual attention and mentoring through the listing process. Employing innovative ideas and a proactive attitude to ensure it remains relevant to the domestic market, the MSE is also determined to see it fully realise its international ambitions of becoming a gateway for small cap and non-European issuers to tap into the wider EU capital market.