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Deal or no deal? How can unquoted companies provide a dealing facility in their shares? (Nabarro Briefing)

| Tuesday April 29, 2014

It can be difficult for shareholders of private, established companies to sell shares without the company being quoted on an exchange, especially if they would like to sell a minority stake. Admission to a public market is expensive, time-consuming and often not a route to guaranteed liquidity. In addition, it can indeed be a distraction and more of a hindrance than a benefit to the company. Accordingly, in order to provide existing investors with a source of liquidity – whilst raising the profile of the company and avoiding the downsides associated with a public quotation – unquoted companies may want to consider alternative ways to provide secondary market liquidity to investors.

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