Private companies in Singapore are allowed to list their shares on the Stock Exchange. Listing on the Stock Exchange in Singapore (SGX) can be voluntary or involuntary. While voluntary floating happens when the company’s shareholders decide to list their shares through an initial public offering (IPO), the involuntary floating happens once the company has developed a lot and it no longer satisfies the criteria to be a private entity. One of these criteria is reaching a number of more than 50 shareholders.
Our lawyers in Singapore can provide with more information about the involuntary listing on the SGX.
In the case of voluntary listings, Singapore companies must fulfill certain conditions. These conditions depend on whether the entity wants to trade its shares on the mainboard of the SGX or on secondary markets. In order to make an IPO, the Singapore company must:
Companies incorporated for less than three years must have cumulative profits of at least 10 million SGD. Also, all companies no matter their year of registration must have carried out the same operations under the same management team for the whole period.
Considering additional conditions regarding the management of the company are required, you can refer to our Singapore lawyers for complete information about the SGX floating criteria.
Companies wanting to list their shares on the mainboard of the Singapore Stock Exchange must abide by the following rules:
Companies wanting to float their shares on the secondary market of the SGX, must list at least 15% of them to a minimum number of 200 shareholders.
Recently, the SGX proposed changes to the listing requirements, which is why for complete information about floating conditions we invite you to contact our law firm in Singapore.
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