The Private Market gives shareholders the comfort that their shares are held in a secure, electronic format with an international stock exchange.
For private companies, it is important to ensure the share register is well maintained especially when the number of shareholders start increasing as new investors come on board. The shares are held in in Nasdaq Dubai’s CSD (Central Securities Depository), which is a key part of the exchange’s sophisticated infrastructure. This brings companies into an exchange environment without having to go public.
Joining the Private Market can raise the public profile of a private company. It can also be the start of the company’s journey towards a capital market transaction. Whether the plan is to go public through an IPO on the Growth Market or Main Market, or issue bonds or Sukuk, membership of the Private Market gives a company the opportunity to learn more about Nasdaq Dubai and the exchange ecosystem.
By joining the Private Market, a company can attract publicity through its association with one of the world’s leading exchange brands. An announcement can be made at a market-opening bell-ringing ceremony at Nasdaq Dubai MarketSite attended by the company and its guests as well as TV and other media. Nasdaq Dubai can issue a joint press release that is sent internationally.
Our team will work with the company throughout the process of joining the Private Market to ensure a smooth transition of the shares into the CSD. The process can be fast and is highly streamlined, with applications being reviewed within days of submission.
Investors can easily buy and sell shares held in the Private Market through brokerages that are Members of Nasdaq Dubai, including most of the UAE’s leading brokerages. Such trading takes place off-exchange, with the transfer of ownership of the shares taking place in the CSD.
A list of Nasdaq Dubai Members can be found at our members page. Investors can contact the company in which they hold shares for more information.
A private company with shares in the CSD must inform Nasdaq Dubai of certain changes to its status, such as its Articles. However, it is not subject to the requirements of a listed company, such as publishing company accounts or making regulatory disclosures.
In 2021, Malabar investments joins the Private Market in a significant step that strengthens Malabar’s links with investors and provides the Company with a transparent, well regulated, efficient and secured solution for its share-related corporate actions
W Motors is the first private company to deposit its shares in Nasdaq Dubai’s Private Market, a strategic step to support the company's expansion plans. W Motors is a Dubai-headquartered hypercar company founded in 2012.The following information has been supplied by W Motors
Manrre Logistics Fund joined Nasdaq Dubai’s Private Market as the company expands options for qualified investors. Manrre is incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) as a closed-ended investment company.
The following information has been supplied by Manrre
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