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Nordic Main Market

Copenhagen, November 22

Nasdaq welcomes Den Jyske Sparekasse

Nordic Main Market

Stockholm, October 18

Nasdaq welcomes Moment Group

Nasdaq Main Market

Helsinki, December 3

Nasdaq welcomes Tallink

Nordic Main Market

Helsinki, November 30

Nasdaq welcomes Oma Säästöpankki

Nordic Main Market

For more than 150 years, Nasdaq has been helping companies to raise capital and to grow. Today Nasdaq is one of the leading exchange companies in the world.


Nordic Main Market

For more than 150 years, Nasdaq has been helping companies to raise capital and to grow. Today Nasdaq is one of the leading exchange companies in the world.

For over 150 years, the exchange in Sweden has been a catalyst for economic growth by connecting companies with investors. Today, more than 340 companies are traded on the Nasdaq Stockholm Main Market, including some of the most innovative companies in the Nordic region. 

By listing on the Nasdaq Stockholm Main Market, companies benefit from increased visibility and investor exposure, and Nasdaq’s efficient and independent surveillance of issuers, members and trading. More than 170 trading member firms engage in the daily trading, with most trades made by international banks and brokerage houses.

Key Requirements for a Listing on Nordic Main Market

  • Three years of operation and accounting records for those years
  • Documented capacity for profitability or working capital for at least 12 months
  • Criteria regarding management, composition of the board, financial controls, supplying information to the market
  • At least 25% of the shares in the company must be owned by the general public
  • Total market value of at least 1 million euros
  • Listing prospectus

Boost Your Visibility

When listing with Nasdaq, you are automatically included in our segments, industries and indexes. This positions your brand in peer comparisons and surveys alongside companies that match your size and profile.

Being part of an index facilitates analysis and benchmarking, serving also to increase investor interest, as institutions and fund managers who track an index may choose to include your stock in their portfolios.

Listing Process - What Are the Steps?

A company that considers applying for admittance to trading on Nasdaq agrees with the exchange to commence a listing process. Companies enter into a written agreement with the exchange regarding the trading of their shares, adherence to all rules and guidelines of the exchange, as amended from time to time, and commitments made to the exchange. The process and the documentation are kept confidential. On the first day of trading, Nasdaq hosts a welcome ceremony for the company, together with the advisors, at which key management and stakeholders monitor the opening and early trading in the stock.

Read detailed information in Rules & Regulations


The Nasdaq Main Market is divided into three segments depending on the size of the companies.

  • Large Cap – companies with a share value over EUR 1 billion
  • Mid Cap – companies with a share value exceeding EUR 150 million but not more than EUR 1 billion
  • Small Cap – companies with a share value up to EUR 150 million

Changes in the Segments

To keep the lists accurate, we review each segment at year-end and re-set the segments based on average market capitalization in November the year before. The change in the segments is updated on the first trading day in January each year.

Companies with a market cap value of more than 50 percent of the minimum or maximum threshold of a segment will be transferred into a new segment with immediate effect. Companies with a market cap value of less than 50 percent of the minimum or maximum segment threshold will have a transitional period until the next forthcoming review (or at least 12 months), and thus be subject to one more review before transferring into a new segment.

Through these measures, Nasdaq offers market cap classification structure in line with international standards while facilitating a model built to withstand strong market fluctuations and thus support financial stability for our listed companies


Nasdaq is dedicated to designing powerful, relevant index and benchmark families that are in sync with the continually changing market environment. As a leading global index provider, with over 40,000 indexes across geographies and asset classes such as equities, fixed income and commodities, our indexes are tracked by institutional and individual investors and media worldwide.

Industry Classification Benchmark - ICB

Nasdaq use ICB (Industry Classification Benchmark) which is maintained and operated by the FTSE Group. Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) is a globally recognized standard for categorizing companies and securities across four levels of classification. Each company is allocated to the subsector that most closely represents the nature of its business, which is determined by its primary source of revenue and other publicly available information

Basic MaterialsConsumer GoodsConsumer ServicesEnergyFinancialsHealth Care

IndustrialsReal EstateTechnologyTelecommUtilities

Listing requirements on our different Nordic markets

The listing requirements differ across our markets Main Market, First North Premier and First North.

Listing Process

To learn more about the listing processes on our different marketplaces please select the market you are interested in below.

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