The AISBX is a new securities trading licensed platform under the supervision of the AIFC. The objective is to support SMEs to gain more access to international capital market funding resources and complete the capital funding ecosystem.
The AISBX still require straightforward rules and regulations traditional embedded in common primary market in terms of funds raised through initial public offerings, though the listing rules will be more relaxed than the "big businesses" and Market for Alternative Investment indices.
For the general rules of securities qualification, prospective companies must be classified as SMEs regarding the annual revenue framework of each business type.
The SBSE will not require a minimum revenue or profit of a company to list, except in cases where a firm has a strong business presence and large shareholding structure.
Nevertheless, SMEs are required to comply with KYC, AML, disclosure criteria and preparation of accounting standards.
On the investor side, the SBSE allow institutional investors, venture capital, private equity and knowledgeable high net worth investors to invest in the exchange.
For preparation to list on the new exchange, companies can be restructured through Listed Company, venture capital or crowdfunding platforms, where the SBSE is building an ecosystem to support capital market funding for Small Businesses from around the globe.
Listing on the AISBX is open only to companies that are allowed under their local laws and regulations in their countries of incorporation to raise funds and trade their shares on this platform.
USA: Listing is not accepted from companies incorporated in the USA, as the local regulation do not allow to trade outside the traditional stock exchanges.
Investing in companies listed on the Small Business Stock Exchange is open only to investors who are allowed under the local laws and regulations in their own countries to invest in companies listed on this platform.
USA: Only accredited investors in the USA are eligible to invest in the companies listed on this platform.
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