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.
NYSE Euronext, SRS Advogados, Banco Carregosa and Deloitte promote SME stock exchange acces
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.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets — the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca — represent one-third of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: www.nyx.com.
Deloitte is a global brand present in over 150 countries with a network of approximately 180 thousand professionals located all around the world. Deloitte is acknowledged for constantly striving to achieve excellence and focusing on client service standards. In Portugal Deloitte is ranked number one in audit, tax, consulting, and corporate finance delivering services to the largest national companies. In Portugal’s and Angola’s practice, there are approximately 1,800 professionals who share common values and motivation across the whole Deloitte universe. For more information, please visit: www.deloitte.com
About Banco Carregosa
Banco Carregosa is a financial institution specialized in private banking and online brokerage. The original company, incorporated in 1833, is the oldest financial institution in the Iberian Peninsula. At the head office in Oporto and at its offices in Porto and Lisbon, the bank has specialized teams in wealth management, online brokerage and investment banking. It has one of the strongest capital ratios of the sector and its agile organization has a deep knowledge of the needs of SME’s, resulting from its longevity and closeness to the industrial corporations. Banco Carregosa has been a trusted partner of some of its clients for several generations, a fact which the bank attributes to the traditional values that characterize its presence in the marketplace. More information is available at: www.bancocarregosa.com
About SRS Advogados
SRS Advogados is a leading firm in the Portuguese legal market. From the outset, SRS Advogados has maintained a tradition of innovation. In 1992, SRS Advogados was the pioneer in foreseeing the challenges of globalisation and was the first Portuguese law firm to enter into an alliance with an international law firm. SRS Advogados continues to lead in creating value for its Clients today, through its strategy of focus and specialisation, always seeking to exceed expectations. For more information, please visit:www.srslegal.pt
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