Is listing for you?

Listing with ASX will change the future of your company. It is important to understand the benefits of listing and the accompanying considerations.



    Access to capital for growth

    A listing gives you the opportunity to raise capital at the IPO stage and, throughout your listing to fund future growth.


    Currency for external growth

    Facilitates acquisitions by providing ‘currency’ in the form of a more diversified and liquid share capital base.


    Higher public and investor profile

    Heightens your company profile with the media, analysts and the industry at large, helping sustain demand for your company’s shares.


    Institutional investment

    Attracts institutional investment due to increased transparency and trading liquidity, thereby increasing credibility and access to capital.


    Improved valuation

    Helps generate independent valuation by the market based on available information.


    Greater efficiency

    Leads to greater operating efficiency of your business due to ongoing reporting requirements and more rigorous disclosure.


    Secondary Market for your company’s shares

    Stimulates liquidity in your company’s shares enabling shareholders to realise the value of their holdings and by facilitating further capital raising.


    Alignment of employee/management commitment

    Provides you with the option of remunerating your employees with shares, thereby aligning their interests with organisational goals.


    Reassurance of customers and suppliers

    Improves perception of your business strength due to the rigorous due diligence of the listing process and ongoing compliance procedures.



    Susceptibility to market conditions

    A company's share price can be affected by conditions beyond its control including general economic conditions or other events within the same industry.


    Disclosure and reporting requirements

    Requires a higher degree of disclosure and corporate governance, which means additional management time and investment.


    Media exposure

    Heightened media exposure is a plus, at the same time, it requires management.


    Costs and fees

    Additional costs are involved in an IPO, maintaining a listing and raising additional capital.


    Reduced level of control

    The sale of company shares inevitably involves ceding a degree of control to outside shareholders.


    Director responsibilities

    Greater disclosures, share dealing and managing investor relations all add to the management and directors' responsibilities.

Contact ASX


  • Eddie Grieve
    Eddie Grieve
    Head of Listings and Issuer Services
     +61 2 9227 0519
  • James Posnett
    James Posnett
    Senior Manager,
    Listings Business Development
     +61 2 9227 0282
  • Kate Galpin
    Kate Galpin
    Business Development Manager
     +61 2 9227 0627
  • Josh Collard
    Josh Collard
    Business Development Manager
     +61 2 9227 0122
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