New listings in Nordic countries
Year 2013 has been active in Helsinki Stock Exchange (middle blue column). After the IT bubble in 2000 the listing market was quiet for a long time. In Stockholm (dark blue column) there has been much more activity in terms of new companies coming to the market. Even Copenhagen (light blue column) was a more active marketplace after 2000 than Helsinki.
This picture compares the number of companies that were listed in Nasdaq OMX markets. Companies entering either main market or multilateral trading facility (MTF), First North, are both included. In Helsinki there are seven companies in First North. In Stockholm this marketplace is more active than the main market.
In 2014 Nasdaq OMX Helsinki (main market) has received three new listings. Valmet, Sopraano and SSAB (dual listing). First North got three listings as well. Verkkokauppa.com, Herantis Pharma and Cleantech Invest.
In 2013 Nasdaq OMX Helsinki (the main market) received several new listings. New companies include Endomines (dual listing), Munksjö (previously part of Ahlstrom), Caverion (previously part of YIT) Orava Asuinrahasto and Restamax. First North Finland grew by one company, Taaleritehdas.
In 2012 two companies listed on Nasdaq OMX Helsinki. These were Scanfil (previously part of Sievi Capital) and Sotkamo Silver (dual listing). Siili Solutions came to First North Finland.
In 2011 there were no new listings in Helsinki.
In 2010 one company, Tikkurila (previously part of Kemira) listed on Nasdaq OMX Helsinki.
In 2009 two companies listed on Nasdaq OMX Helsinki, Talvivaara (dual listing) and Aktia.
Most of the new listings in recent years have been dual listings or existing listed companies dividing into two. Orava Asuinkiinteistörahasto which listed on October 14th, 2013 was a true IPO where a new company entered the main market for the first time and at the same time raised capital from investors. The previous true IPO was seen on the main market in Finland in 2007 when SRV was listed.
Dual listings are not shown on the chart