Going public is the most effective way for a company to get access to a wide array of capital market financing options. This is not limited to large corporations, SMEs and startups can also get access to a broad range of financing options. Going public leads to creation of additional financing sources, enhanced visibility and credibility of the business and provides the resources your business needs to grow. Joining one of OuroX’s markets offers access to a diversified pool of international investors.
Startup & SME Launchpad
For Startup companies and SMEs with growth potential, OuroX offers a separate market with a lower threshold to access capital. Startups and SMEs are the backbone of the economy (SMEs contribute to more than half of employment and GDP in most countries, irrespective of income levels). And they are necessary for innovation and economic development.
Innovative startups create high paying jobs, local investment and consumer spending. Where the business cycle used to take years to impact an economy, successful startup funding can take shape almost overnight and immediately stimulate the economy.
Innovative ideas are turned into real businesses and the best talent comes to participate. More innovators come to harvest the talent and more venture capital comes to fund the innovators.
We strive to empower the startup economy in the region and guide businesses throughout the process from Startup to IPO.
Established Companies Launch on OuroX
Successful companies will have the opportunity, at a certain stage of development, to consider a stock market listing as the next major milestone to raise capital and realise their investment. Our Latin American and Caribbean platform is designed to help companies achieve their long term goals and will broaden access to global capital markets for companies in the region.
Getting your company listed on the stock market is a major milestone and there are several conditions that must be met before your company can get listed. Depending on the type of business, profile and capital requirement a company can go to market in several ways:
- A direct listing, without raising capital
- An ‘Initial Public Offering’ (IPO)
- Different markets with their own corresponding set of rules and obligations
Increase Shareholder Value
When a company goes public it provides the company’s initial investors the opportunity to sell all or part of their shares at the time of the IPO (initial public offer). Or gradually once the company is listed. Investors can also choose to increase their stake in the company. Through market offerings investors can share the risks with new shareholders and benefit from the potential increase in the company’s value.
Credibility and Visibility
A stock market listing significantly enhances your company profile. It highlights the company’s vision and objectives, organisational structure and financial stability as part of meeting the required quality standards and transparency objectives. Issuers often mention the benefits of better visibility and reputation as an important impact towards its network of suppliers and providers. It’s also highly valued due to increase in opportunities with regards to expanding business activities with both existing clients and new prospects.
In addition, being a publicly-traded company comes with a notable internal impact, often leading to better management practices and increased focus, as well as greater ability to recruit and retain the best talent. The project of going public tends to motivate employees, as it highlights the quality of those working within the company. In addition, public companies enjoy the opportunity to align economic interests with those of its employees through share-based incentives (equity options, company savings plans etc.) by providing their employees a direct stake in the company.
OuroX’s Market Data portfolio will offer clients a range of proprietary OuroX data products spanning our markets in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our Index data will enable the global investment community to make better-informed decisions about investment into the region by providing them with transparency across all our markets.
Custom solutions for exchanges, hosted venues and compliance services
Whether you are a fellow exchange, a venue operator or an investment firm we offer you the same technology that we use to power OuroX.
Exchanges: How we can power your markets
OuroX’s Custom Exchange Solution allows exchanges in the region to go from analog to digital trading. With our solution you can digitize assets and allow investors to trade, clear and settle easily and across all of our connected markets. Using our solution combined with local exchanges to generate significant efficiencies for clients. Together we can enhance liquidity, lower costs and facilitate access to global capital markets.
Venue Operators: Lowest time to market for new venues
Whether you’re a broker dealer or an MTF, with our custom solution you can allow your clients to easily trade, clear and settle across all of our connected markets.
Investment Firms: Reducing the cost of compliance
For pension funds, insurance companies, hedge funds and investment companies, with our custom solutions you can easily trade, clear and settle across all of our connected markets.
Banks: Reducing the cost of compliance
For Banks and Central Banks we offer custom technology solutions. For example Central Bank Digital Currencies and Private Blockchain Solutions. Creating value, by establishing transparency, efficiency and trust.
Our team of dedicated experts is available to support you in the process of evaluating the alternatives available to your company and advise you on all aspects of going public regardless of where you may be in your evaluation process. For more detailed information regarding the solutions mentioned above, contact us.