Warsaw Stock Exchange pushing CEE IPO roadshow

The Warsaw Stock Exchange, National Depository for Securities and Polish Ministry of Treasury have launched a roadshow across CEE and Israel promoting Warsaw as a financial centre, particularly for initial public offerings.

The exchange counts 43 foreign listings from 20 different countries, both on the main market and NewConnect. The roadshow is intended to illustrate how this has placed the local exchange as a viable alternative for international listings alongside London and Frankfurt.

Aleksander Grad, Poland’s minister of Treasury, said a combination of business standards and growing investor interest were enabling the country to attract increasing numbers of investors. This fed into the main topics on the roadshow, which included the economic potential of the CEE region, the framework for raising capital at the Warsaw Stock Exchange and lessons from Polish privatisation initiatives via capital markets.

Iwona Sroka, CEO of the National Depository for Securities, added that 17 current operational links between the local and foeign depositories were facilitating dual listings for foreign companies on the exchange in Warsaw.

Taking the roadshow to Tel Aviv in Israel forms part of the plan to position Warsaw as a key regional hub, supported by locally generated research coverage and professional support within a fast growing economy, the organisers said.


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