New shareholders NPEX
NPEX, the SME exchange in The Hague, will have two new shareholders in addition to its current major shareholders, including the Dutch State. These are a fintech company and a company that manages the assets of wealthy families. After a difficult phase and a relaunch of NPEX in 2018, they want to use a capital injection to stimulate the growth and marketability of the alternative financing platform. The first goal is to further digitalise the platform and broaden the product range. The ultimate goal is to eventually grow into the first pan-European SME exchange.
Unilever will become fully British
After 90 years, the dual nationality of the main Unilever fund is coming to an end. Since the merger of the British Lever Brothers and the Dutch Margarine Unie in 1930, the food group had always remained an Anglo-Dutch enterprise with two companies, two headquarters and two classes of shares: PLC and NV shares. The shares of the British British Public Limited Company (PLC) were listed in London, while the shares of the Dutch Public Limited Company (NV) were listed in Amsterdam.(more…)
Listing new SPAC
The founders of Dutch Star Company One (DSCO), which recently helped CM.com to get listed, are bringing a second SPAC to the Amsterdam stock exchange today: Dutch Star Company Two (DSCT). Like DSCO, DSCT is a so-called Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), an exchange fund without its own activities that uses the raised capital – in this case €110 million – to find a company to merge with, after which that company takes over the listing.
Second listing AdUx
AdUx, a French specialist in digital ads that is also active in the Netherlands, strengthens its presence in our country and will acquire, in addition to Paris, a second listing in Amsterdam.
Douwe Egberts goes public for the third time
Douwe Egberts, now a subsidiary of the American-German-Dutch company JDE Peet’s, is set to make its second return onto the Amsterdam exchange. The coffee company made its first appearance at Beursplein 5 in 1982. Because its former American parent company, which would later be known as Sara Lee, decided to delist the company shortly after, its initial run on the exchange only lasted until 1984.READ MORE
Suspension gong ceremony
Following the outbreak of the corona virus, the Amsterdam exchange has decided to temporarily suspend the daily gong ceremony. The company also closes its doors to visitors. Trading however continues, resulting in unprecedented activity levels and major slumps, especially at the start of the crisis.
Update: over the course of 2020, prices have gradually recovered, but because of the persistence of the corona crisis, the gong ceremony has still not been (fully) resumed. There were a few brief physical gong receptions during the second half of 2021, but more often they did not take place at all or only online.
CM.com goes public
After the Breda technology company CM.com was forced to abandon its plans for an IPO in 2019 due to disappointing market conditions and a lack of interest, it finally makes its debut at the Amsterdam exchange today. CM.com, which mainly helps companies such as IKEA and Albert Heijn communicate with its customers via text messaging and WhatsApp, goes public to raise capital to develop new activities, such as ticket sales for major events and mobile payment services.READ MORE
Recycling firm Renewi listed on the Amsterdam exchange
Anglo-Dutch waste processor Renewi is to be listed on the Amsterdam exchange. The company, which was created in 2016 after a merger between the British Shanks and the Dutch Van Gansewinkel, is already listed on the London Stock Exchange. No new shares will be issued. The purpose of the second listing in Amsterdam just before Britain’s exit from the European Union is to increase interest in the sustainable nature of the business among Benelux investors, where the company has the largest presence. Via this detour, Van Gansewinkel has finally managed to make it to Beursplein 5 after almost 10 years.