Riga, Nasdaq Baltic Market, December 14, 2022 – Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announces that Nasdaq Riga has granted Oaklins Latvia, a financial advisory company, the status of Certified Adviser on the First North Market in Latvia as of December 14.
Certified Adviser status authorizes Oaklins Latvia to guide growth companies in Latvia through the First North application process and ensure that the companies meet First North rules and requirements on a continuous basis.
“Raising capital through the stock exchange continues to grow, and the support of professional advisors is an important success factor for companies on their IPO journey. We welcome Oaklins Latvia to the Nasdaq First North family of certified advisors and wish them all success in supporting Latvian companies that seek to raise growth capital,” says Daiga Auziņa-Melalksne, the CEO of Nasdaq Riga and the Head of Nasdaq Baltic Market.
“Having worked with raising capital in the private markets, we see ever increasing interest from companies to attract capital from the public markets to achieve their business goals. We believe that the increasing accessibility and awareness of the public markets is self-reinforcing and will continue to become an ever more attractive option,” says Valērija Lieģe, Partner at Oaklins Latvia. “We are happy to become a Certified Advisor on Nasdaq First North to support the development of local companies and keep increasing awareness and accessibility of the public markets in the Baltic states.”
Oaklins is the world’s leading mid-market corporate finance advisor with over 850 professionals across 70 offices in 47 countries, specializing in capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and valuations. Oaklins was recognized as the Baltic Financial Adviser of the Year 2022 by Mergermarket. By becoming a Certified Adviser, Oaklins Latvia experts are joining their international colleagues who already advise on the public markets in other European countries like Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
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