Fast Path

Fast Path enables U.S.-listed issuers, incorporated outside the European Economic Area, to use their SEC filings as a backbone for listing prospectus in Europe (Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels or Lisbon)

Why using Fast Path?

  • Build up shareholder base in Europe and strengthen global identity
  • Process is straightforward, fast and cost-efficient
  • SEC filings, US GAAP and English language
  • Ongoing compliance is largely satisfied with current SEC filings
  • Growing number of global companies are cross-listed

What are the benefits?

  • Attract Europe-listed/Euro-currency only investment managers
  • Facilitate future capital raisings and/or business acquisitions - Euro listing
  • Innovative and simple way to increase visibility to business partners
  • Underline global reality and aspiration
  • Show commitment to the region and local employees
  • Take advantage of branding, visibility, IR and PR opportunities across Europe as well as our London platform

How does it work?

The listing process is straightforward, fast and cost-efficient. The prospectus is based primarily on existing documentation filed with the SEC

  • Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-Ks or 20-F and 6-Ks for Foreign Private Issuers, plus a short wrapper (a prospectus summary)
  • Documentation in English
  • Accounting standard: US GAAP
  • Share: common stocks or ADRs for Foreign Private Issuers
  • Currency: Euro
  • Overall process takes 5-6 weeks, once SEC documentation is available

Listed via Fast Path

Abbvie Hexcel Coca-Cola Enterprises
Successfactors Knight PartnerRe
Watsco Cliffs Natural Resources Vale
Weatherford International