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Benefits of Listing
Listing provides an exclusive privilege to securities in the stock exchange. Only listed shares are quoted on the stock exchange. Stock exchange facilitates transparency in transactions of listed securities in perfect equality and competitive conditions. Listing is beneficial to the company, to the investor, and to the public at large. The important advantages of listing are listed below:
Preferential Tax Benefit
Listed companies enjoy preferential tax benefit than that of un-listed companies.
Fund Raising and exit route to investors
Listing provides an opportunity to the corporate/entrepreneurs to raise capital to fund new projects/undertake expansions/diversifications and for acquisitions. Listing also provides an exit route to private equity investors
Liquidity/Ready Marketability of Security
Listing brings in liquidity and ready marketability of securities on a continuous basis adding prestige and importance to listed companies.
Ability to raise further capital
An initial listing increases a company's ability to raise further capital through various routes like preferential issue, rights issue, repeat public offerings etc. and in the process attract a wide and varied body of institutional and professional investors.
Enhance Corporate Value and Branding
Coverage by media, including market news in print and electronic media, international data provider like Bloomberg, information in Exchange's websites etc., will allow your company to enhance its corporate and product reputation in Bangladesh as well as outside the country. The company will be able to retain and attract excellent people as well.
Fair Price for the Securitiess
The prices are publicly arrived at on the basis of demand and supply; the stock exchange quotations are generally reflective of the real value of the security. Thus listing helps generate an independent valuation of the company by the market.
Collateral Value of Securities
Listed securities are acceptable to lenders as collateral for credit facilities. A listed company can also borrow from financial institutions easily as it is rated favorably by lenders of capital; the company can also raise additional funds from the public through the new issue market with a greater degree of assurance.
Better Corporate Practice
Since the violation of the securities laws entails the regulatory measures like, fine/halt/suspension/ de-listing of securities from the exchange, the listed companies are expected to follow fair practices to the advantage of investors and public.
Supervision and Control of Trading in Securities
The transactions in listed securities are required to be carried uniformly as per the rules, regulations and bye-laws of the Commission/Exchange. All transactions in securities are monitored by the regulatory mechanisms of the stock exchange, preventing unfair trade practices. It improves the confidence of small investors and protects them.
Timely Disclosure of Corporate Information
The listing regulations and other securities laws provides for timely disclosure of information relating to dividend, bonus and right issues, record date, facilities for transfer, company related information etc by the company. Thus providing more transparency and building investor confidence.
Benefits to the Public
The data daily culled out by the stock exchange in the form of price quotations, provide valuable information to the public which can be used for project and research studies. The stock exchange prices can be an index of the state of the economy. Financial institutions, NRB, individual investor's, etc. can take wise decisions before making investments.