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Several companies from abroad going public in Sweden

The Swedish stock market is attracting an increasing number of international tech companies.

Swedish investors have a clearer focus on technology and growth companies while Norway is mainly focused on oil, gas and shipping. Finnish company Nitro Games said, “Helsinki and London were considered; however, Stockholm has created a niche position after several gaming companies have gone public on the Swedish exchanges. We have also been receiving a lot of interest from investors locally.

“Internationally there is a great interest in what is happening in the Nordic countries. Many tech sectors are global and we see more and more companies that are interested in noting in Sweden,” says Adam Kostyál, listing manager on Nasdaq.

A company that recently chose to register in Stockholm is the Malta-based gaming company Aspire Global, which was listed on First North in July 2017.

“Sweden has strong capital market, especially for smaller IT companies. In Vietnam, we still have few examples of successful tech exits,” said Christopher Brinkeborn Beselin to Di Digital on the choice of First North.

According to Adam Kostyál, it is not just the economic climate that makes Stockholm attractive to international tech companies. “The economic climate is roughly the same in many places around the world. It is the ecosystem in Sweden that is particularly favorable. Here they find media, analysts, investors and similar companies on the stock exchange. It is not the same in the rest of Europe right now, ”he says.

Published 22 August 2018
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