Frankfurt exchange targets bigger companies with new retail platform

09 Feb 2012

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is planning to launch a retail bond platform tailormade for issues by larger companies. The platform, Prime Standard, will complement the exchange’s existing Entry Standard segment, intended for small and medium-sized enterprises.

The exchange believes larger companies are showing more interest in Germany’s retail bond market, which has taken off in the past two years since regional stock exchanges began listing the deals.

This trend towards larger deals from bigger issuers is exemplified by a deal of up to €150m that ...

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