How to join

Companies wishing to join MaB must meet certain tranparency and reporting commitments as well as appointing two figures to help them in the process: the registered advisor and the liquidity provider.

Admission requirements and procedure

Companies seeking admission to  MaB must be public limited companies which meet the following requisites:

1. Transparency:
Both core shareholders and the company's governing bodies must change their mindset and procedures to meet the level of transparency demanded. The regulations are adapted to their needs and introduce two new figures, the Registered Advisor and the MaB itself. The correct level of transparency shall always be maintained throughout all procedures.
2. Information reporting:
The company is committed to reporting the half-yearly and annual information required by the MaB.
3. Registered advisor and Liquidity provider:
appointing an Advisor helps companies both when they are joining to the market and once they are listed. While a contract with a liquidity provider helps trading.
4. Shareholder diffusion:
in order to join  MaB it is important that shares held by shareholders holding less than 5% of the share capital represent approximately more than €2 million. Often, companies who do not initially meet this requirement, do so later via a share placement or a share sale upon admission to the market.




Stages In MaB Admission Process

1. Decision / Planning
  • Corporate resolutions
  • Designation of registered advisor and liquidity provider
  • Review of company's situation: valuation
  • Design of transaction
2. Preparation / Request
  • Completion of admission requirements
  • Request
  • Information Document for Admission (DIIM) includes audited financial information.
3. Processing
  • MaB assesses request and, if applicable , publication of DIIM
  • Capital increase commences, if applicable.
4. Admission
  • Capital increase closes, if applicable.
  • Admission agreement and publication in MaB Daily Bulletin
  • Admission Book entry register
  • Opening Bell and listing

Based on previous experience, we estimate that approximately three to six months may elapse from the time a company appoints a Registered Advisor up until they are admitted to the Market.

1. Decision/Planning Phase

The company must analyse what the process for listing on the market entails. With the help of its advisors, the company must ascertain how to leverage the opportunities offered by the securities market but it must also plan how to comply with legal requirements and factor in possible organisational changes and changes of mindset when listing and which investors assess in the share price.

Depending on a company's situation and objectives, the design of its MaB listing operation will differ. Obviously, admission to the market via a listing, i.e. without a prior share sale, is different to a capital increase or an IPO (initial public offering).

2. Preparation/Request Phase

When submitting the admission request, a company must include all documentation confirming it meets the listing requirements. It must also present the Document for Admission to the Market or, if applicable, the Prospectus filed with the CNMV. Here MaB can help and make it much easier, as drafts can be submitted and communication with the company and its Registered Advisor is fluid and ongoing.

3. Processing phase

Once the request and definitive documentation have been received, MaB shall assess the requisites and publish, if applicable, authorisation to be admitted. From that moment, if a share increase or a share offering is planned, the marketing phase among investors may commence.

4. Admission

Once the capital increase or share offering has concluded and, if applicable, the necessary documentation has been submitted, MaB will announce the listing in its Listing Bulletin, the security will be allocated a trading code and will be included in the Book Entry Register.

At 12am on the appointed day, the opening bell will be rung to signal the start of trading of the company on  MaB.

Registered Advisor

Companies wishing to list on the MaB must first appoint a Registered Advisor.

These are specialists who assess whether a company is apt or not to join the MaB and who assist the company and check that it is complying with all the admission requirements, in particular, helping prepare the Information Document for Admission to the MaB. Each company must appoint a Registered Advisor.

More information

Liquidity Provider

Companies wishing to list on MaB must appoint a Liquidity Provider. This entity may be an investment service company or a credit entity with whom the company has signed a liquidity contract.

The objective of liquidity contracts is to guarantee transactions are liquid, ensure sufficient trading frequency and reduce fluctuations in price which are not caused by market trends.

The liquidity provider will be totally independent to the company, and may not receive instructions regarding transactions to be carried out on the market.

The Liquidity Provider is obliged to maintain supply and demand positions for a minimum cash amount. These positions may not exceed a maximum price range and must be maintained during the trading session. The MaB will publish the activity regime for the Liquidity Provider for each security.

Information

Companies listed on  MaB must report, through their corresponding Registered Adviser, the following information to the market:

Periodical information

  • Half-yearly information: the company's financial statements including references to important events which occurred during the first six months of the year. These are released in the three months following the end of the first six months of each year.
  • Annual information: audited annual financial statements released in the four months following the end of the annual reporting period along with the corresponding Directors' Report.

Relevant information and other information of interest to investors

Companies shall immediately report all information the knowledge of which may reasonably affect an investor in order to acquire or transfer securities or and, therefore, may considerably influence the quotation thereof.

Other information to be reported:

  • Significant holdings, of which the company is informed
  • Transactions carried out by directors and executives
  • Shareholders' agreements

Dissemination of information:

  • Public record and dissemination of information by the MaB
  • Issuer's website

Costs

MaB applies a fixed rate of €6,000 plus a variable rate of 0.05 per thousand on the market capitalisation of all securities to be admitted based on the opening price on the Market. Thereafter, the fixed annual maintenance fee is €6,000.

Other costs:

The company must also bear in mind the costs applied by the Registered Advisor and the Liquidity Provider. In both cases these are negotiable and shall depend on the specific agreements signed.

If a capital increase/share placement is carried out, the underwriter will charge a commission depending on the size of the issuance and its characteristics.

MaB Fees

Company help line

MaB has a free information service to help companies understand the admission procedure.

By email: infomab@grupobme.es

By phone:

  • +34 91 589 1175
  • +34 96 387 0132
  • +34 93 401 3715
  • +34 94 403 4403

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