Lisbon, 15th May 2012–NYSE Euronext Lisbon, Sociedade Rebelo de Sousa (SRS)& Advogados Associados, RL, (Law Firm and Associates), Deloitte Consultants and Banco Carregosa (Bank), announce an agreement aimed at promoting the listing of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on the NYSE Alternext market. The agreement will create a unique multidisciplinary team, with legal, financial and brokerage skills, that will act as a sole access point to assist SMEs in their listing process on NYSE Alternext, the tailor made market for small and mid cap companies.
Rebelo de Sousa law firm will be responsible for legal aspects, and Deloitte consultants and Banco Carregosa, will be responsible for accounting and financial aspects in the preparation of documents necessary to list on the NYSE Alternext market. Banco Carregosa will act as financial intermediary for admission to trading on the NYSE Alternext market, particularly for the purpose of providing assistance for the public offering. NYSE Euronext in Lisbon will provide technical assistance for the listing process.
This partnership is aimed at encouraging and supporting Portuguese companies who are seeking to raise capital on NYSE Alternext. The parties recognise the importance of the capital markets to the economy and for companies, in particular. NYSE Alternext is seen as a supporting tool to be used by SMEs for its strategy development.
The NYSE Alternext market was created by NYSE Euronext in May of 2005 and was specifically designed for small and medium sized companies. As such, it assembles listing criteria adapted to SMEs, making sure high standards for transparency and investment protection are met.