Vilnius/Riga/Tallinn, Nasdaq Baltic Market, January 21, 2021– Nasdaq (NDAQ) announces that the Estonian investment banking company AS Redgate Capital has been granted the status of a Certified Adviser on the First North market in Latvia and Lithuania by Nasdaq Riga and Nasdaq Vinius as of January 21, 2021. Redgate Capital has had Certified Adviser status in Estonia, thus can now provide First North Certified Adviser services on the entire Nasdaq Baltic market.
As a pan-Baltic Certified Adviser, Redgate Capital’s role is guide companies in the three countries through the Nasdaq Baltic First North application process and later ensure that they meet First North rules and requirements on a continuous basis. First North is a growth market designed for ambitious small and medium-sized companies in the Baltics.
“AS Redgate Capital is a great addition to the family of Nasdaq Baltic Certified Advisers,” says Daiga Auziņa-Melalksne, the Head of Nasdaq Baltic Exchanges. “We congratulate Redgate Capital and wish them all success in providing support for Baltic companies looking to raise growth capital on First North.”
“We are pleased to expand our Certified Adviser status to Latvia and Lithuania, as we have been already long-term capital raising partners for SME’s in Estonia. Mainor Ülemiste and Magnetic MRO bonds have been good examples as how different industries are able to attract investor interest via First North platform and making investing into securities more accessible for the local retail investors. We see great potential for the Baltic SME’s to raise growth capital via capital markets in Latvia and Lithuania. We would like to offer our advisory services as a pan-Baltic investment banking company, with the special focus on the capital markets transactions,” commented Aare Tammemäe, member of management board at Redgate Capital.
About Redgate Capital
AS Redgate Capital is a leading partnership-based investment banking company in the Baltics, with 22 employees and representation in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania; the company is operating as an investment firm under the supervision of the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority. Started in 2008, Redgate Capital is focusing on capital raising for the Baltic SME’s, M&A, and real-estate transaction services advisory. Redgate Capital is active participant in the public capital markets, being one of the largest and most successful capital raising advisor, having arranged, placed, and distributed both debt and equity issues on Nasdaq Baltic main and First North markets. Having access to the largest investor network in the Baltics, Redgate Capital is considered the preferred adviser for growth companies in raising the capital.
About First North
First North is a multilateral trading facility (MTF) tailored to support smaller, growing companies that want to raise capital and get the visibility and credibility of being a public company. Respectively, for investors, First North offers an opportunity to invest in companies that are in relatively early stages of their growth. First North is an alternative market and is often seen as a first step towards trading on the regulated market.
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