Small and mid-cap companies need a better regulatory framework, which recognises that their needs differ distinctly from SMEs, and which will enable them to compete and thrive on a fairer playing field.
On 24 May 2018, the European Commission unveiled a legislative package focused on alleviating administrative burdens on SMEs, enabling easier access to public markets for shares and bonds and increasing the liquidity of shares issued by SME growth market issuers.
According to the Commission, such transactions are expected to bring economic leverage, stronger trading in SME shares, an increase in the number of buyers and sellers and ultimately contribute to the creation of jobs and long-term GDP growth in the EU. The proposal introduces a set of targeted amendments, aimed at a more proportionate regulatory approach to support the public lis
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