SME Growth Markets
Under the Capital Markets Union project (CMU), and in order to support jobs and growth in the EU, the European Commission has set in motion several legislative and non-legislative initiatives aimed at strengthening public capital markets financing for SMEs and midcaps over the last several years.
In 2018, the European Commission published legislative proposals to build upon the creation of ‘SME Growth Markets’ in MiFID II. This follows from an industry consultation at the end of 2017 on potential proposals for targeted amendments to MiFID II, the Prospectus Regulation and the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) to strengthen the attractiveness of these markets for SMEs and midcaps. As the operator of Growth Markets across its jurisdictions, Euronext is greatly supportive of such initiatives.