FAQs

What is the EpM programme?

It provides support to companies as they prepare to raise financing on capital markets, offering training and experience to adjust to the associated requirements.

The training programme is focused on the stock market with sessions that explain aspects such as: the changes that companies will need to undergo in terms of their capital structure and corporate governance, the key figures involved in the market admission process, reporting and transparency requirements, and so on. We also look at case studies of how companies become listed on the MAB.

In addition, something that companies appreciate as part of the programme are the recommendations given by market professionals. Together with the admission requirements, these see the companies operate as if were already market listed. It also helps to acquire experience in making financing decisions.

Why choose EpM?

Because it is a programme run and managed by BME, the operator of Spanish stock markets. Among these are the Alternative Equity Market (MaB to use its Spanish acronym), which is designed for enterprises looking to expand and offers special regulations, costs and processes tailored to their specific needs and characteristics.

Because it gives companies the opportunity to practise under real conditions and build the capability of meeting listing requirements.

Because there are no exclusivity or permanence requirements.

Because it supports interaction with investors, consultants and experts in the sector, sharing their experience with companies

When does the registration period begin?

The programme is always open to new applicants.

Who is it aimed at? Who is the programme for?

It is aimed at the management teams and shareholders of companies with strong growth potential in various sectors that are considering capital markets as an option to finance their growth and need help to overcome the entry barriers.

At private and institutional investors interested in investment opportunities in companies with growth potential.

At associations, foundations, business schools, venture capital firms, crowdfunding platforms and other entities interested in working actively with the EpM.

What requirements must companies meet for inclusion?

They must be limited companies or corporations, at least 2 years old, with audited annual accounts, a business plan at least 3 years forward and seeking funding as of €500,000.

What year should I audit?

At least the year of incorporation.

As a company, does a Presenting Partner have to introduce me and advise me during the EpM programme?

Yes, or ask us to provide you with a Presenting Partner to advise you on how to prepare and submit regular information to the EpM.

You can always change partners during the programme.

Is there an obligation to remain in the EpM for three years?

No. We believe that in three years the company and its partners should have sufficient information and knowledge to raise their own funding via markets.

However, the company may at any time request to withdraw from the programme.

What are EpM Partners able to do?

They may do any of the following:

  • Take part in the training programme offered by the Pre Market Environment to Companies.
  • Introduce Companies interested in the Pre Market Environment.
  • Introduce investors (supporting user accreditation).
  • Demonstrate at least three (3) years' experience in consultancy, service provision or training in the field of stock markets or company financing.

The Partner's membership must be approved by the EpM Management and Monitoring Committee.

Do we have to attend the training sessions in person?

It is recommended. However, you can attend online via the Virtual Classroom.

Are there teaching materials for the subjects?

Yes. The sessions are available to users included in the programme via the training area. In addition, the EpM sends regular memos with brief reminders of the topics covered in the training sessions.

Where are the training sessions held?

At the spaces provided by the BME Group in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia.

What do companies think of the service? What do they like most and least?

"The information provided has been critical to driving the professionalisation of our company management, giving us peace of mind that we will avoid the pitfalls that we might have succumbed to without the support of the EpM. The different events organised in relation to the EpM, as well as the visibility it provides, open us to a much larger number of potential investors in the next investment round".

Antonio Fernández, Biomar Institute CEO.

“This is a fantastic programme that is readying us for listing. The programme provides us with direct access to market experts”.

Alfredo Cebrián, CEO, Cuatrochenta.

“It ensures that we are more transparent with current shareholders and are ready for any potential listing”.

Lorenzo García, CEO, The Logic Value.

“It is an opportunity to professionalise the company and help train and prepare the management team to take us to the next level, in addition to providing remarkable visibility for the project”.

Alberto Bordege, CFO, Singularu

Is the EpM a market?

The Pre Market Environment is not a market nor has it been conceived as a space in which shares, holdings or assets of any kind may be exchanged between the Participants.

The Pre Market Environment is intended to provide companies with training and guidance on securities markets. The information provided to the public on the Pre Market Environment website or as part of the activities carried out under the framework of the Pre Market Environment do not imply a request, an offer or a recommendation for the sale of securities.

BME is therefore entirely separate from security transactions of any kind issued by the companies included in the Pre Market Environment , and under no circumstances accepts any responsibility in relation to such transactions.

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