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IPO & capital market transactions

With 10 IPOs and total capital injections of more than DKK 700 million since June 2020, Grant Thornton is proud to have gained a market-leading position as a financial advisor for Danish growth companies wanting to list on Nasdaq First North Growth Market.

We advise on and complete initial public offerings and secondary capital injections for dynamic growth companies with a well-documented product-market-fit, an international potential, and a market-leading position in Denmark or another Nordic country. We advise companies in all sectors but have gained a particularly strong position within Tech and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service). However, we have also assisted several companies in other verticals. Grant Thornton is approved as a Certified Adviser by Nasdaq Copenhagen.


Jesper Skaarup Vestergaard

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An IPO functions as a quality stamp and ensures access to continuous capital

Becoming a publicly listed company not only ensures capital at the IPO date but also access to capital in the long run, in case additional capital should be necessary for the company to be able to expand and execute on its strategy and growth plan. Furthermore, an IPO functions as a quality stamp as listed companies are subject to strict requirements regarding disclosure and accounting standards to ensure transparency for all shareholders and stakeholders. In addition, listing on Nasdaq increases the company’s visibility and exposure to a broader group of customers, investors, and other stakeholders.

As your company develops, it is important to consider what the proper ownership structure may look like – typically it will make sense to invite specific investors into your company at different stages of your company’s growth journey. Secondary capital injections can be a good opportunity to attract larger institutional investors, but to attract such investors, it is crucial that your company gains some traction in the market by continuously delivering on the growth plans that have been communicated to the market.

How Grant Thornton Corporate Finance can assist with IPOs and other capital market transactions

To become publicly listed or complete a secondary capital injection requires thorough preparation and a great deal of both strategic and financial considerations. This can, of course, be both stressful and overwhelming for you as an owner of the company. As a financial advisor/Certified Adviser we will therefore assist and guide you through the entire process in close collaboration with the other advisors. Based on our deep process experience, we ensure that you will get a smooth process allowing you to maintain focus on managing the daily operations of your company throughout the entire process. We assist with the following:

  • Assessment of IPO readiness and timing of a potential IPO/capital injection.
  • Preparation and identification of potential risks.
  • Board composition and organizational structure.
  • Planning and review of alternative transaction strategies.
  • Completion of capital raises prior to the IPO date (pre-IPO’s).
  • Strategic considerations and advice on growth plan and budget model.
  • Inputs to different valuation methods and structuring of the offering.
  • Preparation of investor material as well as dialogue with cornerstone investors.
  • Completion of the capital raise.
  • Review opportunities for equity coverage and analysis prior to and after the IPO.
  • Inputs to the structuring of warrant and share programs for employees.
  • Open and transparent communication with the market (we also provide our recommendations in relation to the choice of PR advisor).
  • Secondary capital injections and change of marketplace (e.g. a shift from First North to Main Market).
  • Block sale – sale of existing shares on the secondary market.