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EU law oversees the conditions for the issuance of securities on public markets. The Prospectus legislation, first adopted in 2003 and last revised in 2016, sets out the information to be disclosed in the listing prospectus, which is made available to investors when a company plans to issue shares or securities. It also creates a passport mechanism enabling the prospectus approved by the competent authority in one member state to be valid for public offers and admission to trading of securities in the entire EU. Entities issuing shares on public markets also have to comply with EU market abuse rules.

How does it affect private equity?

While most AIFMs and EuVECA fund managers do not usually have to comply with regulated markets and Prospectus requirements, such legislation may be relevant for private equity and venture fund managers when they market their funds on or through capital markets or when they exit a portfolio company via an initial public offering (IPO).

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Positions & consultation responses

Response to Commission Consultation on SME listing

15 Jan 2018
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to Capital Markets Union Mid-Term Consultation

17 Mar 2017
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Positions & consultation responses

Position Paper on Prospectus Regulation

01 Apr 2016
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Positions & consultation responses

Response to European Commission Call for Evidence on EU Regulatory Framework for Financial Services

31 Jan 2016
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EVCA-PAE Response to Prospectus Directive Consultation

13 May 2015
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EVCA-PAE Response to Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

13 May 2015
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Positions & consultation responses

Rebuilding IPOs in Europe

23 Mar 2015
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EC Green Paper on Capital Markets Union

18 Feb 2015
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