Sometimes coming up with the great idea is the easiest part. Then once you get the courage to strike out on your own, the real challenges begin. One of the most difficult aspects of starting a new business is when (and how) to raise money: every company needs capital to pursue exciting opportunities such as expanding internationally, opening new locations, hiring new talents or developing a new service.
There will be times when you need to increase your available capital. Taking on debt or new investors can spur your company to greater growth and stability, but it also comes with downsides. If raising more capital will give you the resources to grow your company without jeopardising its stability, then it is probably worth the cost.
Do you need funding right now to take your start-up/SME to the next level?
The Prospects MTF is specifically designed to bridge this ‘financing gap’ for Start-ups and SMEs.
Here are some of the highlights of this scheme:
➔ Cost-effective access to capital – no need for collateral or security;
➔ A market specifically designed for Start-ups and SMEs;
➔ A greater pool of investors for Start-Ups and SMEs: they are no longer restricted to investments made by family members and business partners;
➔ A Corporate Advisor is appointed during the admission stage and thereafter to advise the Start-up or SME and be a channel of communication with the MSE;
➔ The appointment of a Corporate Advisor instils further investor confidence;
➔ A business plan is required (this information is sufficient for Start-ups, as opposed to ;
➔ Admission is granted by the Malta Stock Exchange;
➔ No minimum set for the value of the Initial Public Offering;
➔ Any number of shares may be floated – there is no requirement for a minimum percentage of shares to be held by the public as with the Main Market;
➔ Economical fee structures;
What are the cons of listing bond or equities on the Prospects MTF?
➔ Do not admit collective investment schemes;
➔ The bonds or equities are not passportable within the European Union