For each company, a possibility of financing who hears the term capital markets, thinks sure first at big companies, which generate different trading systems of investment and growth capital over the issue of investments, in particular usually shares. The medium-sized entrepreneurs usually assumes that such a possibility of additional corporate financing for the company due to the size and earnings position question comes. Therefore, medium-sized companies too often support their financing strategy on traditional solutions, such as bank loans. In the face of an often weak capital adequacy and the always slower attitude of the banks, many SMEs but must determine remains often denied of watching the way the (own) banks. Thus more and more, companies are facing the task to explore alternative solutions to the company’s development and to get funding on the right track.
A Way open to (almost) any company, is the inclusion of equity capital, or fund capital, via the free, i.e. over-the-counter-capital market such as mezzanine. Similar to can therefore even small and medium-sized enterprises about the issue of different investments raise the large publicly traded companies capital for the further development and expansion and to the realization of certain projects. Common financing of such investments are, for example, profit participation certificates, dormant companies or bonds. But also own shares, such as shares, GmbH – or limited interested investors can be offered on the free market. The equity capital raised in this way is at the free disposal of the company, and can be used within the company in order to discretion of the company. Such a so-called private placement and the output of such as participatory rights and silent participations are placeable depending on the business volumes in the double-digit million range and create for the company necessary action and scope for action. In most cases the capital about external financial, which appeal to private investors or groups of investors, is raised for the company.