IPO Advisory

Shape Capital provides a solution for Australian Companies to go public in North America

Shape Capital has an established network of investment banks, brokers, investor relations firms and legal firms in the US and Canada.

Unlike Australia, North America has multiple public markets and stock exchanges that support both early stage innovative companies ‘public venture capital’ and large cap global firms.

Fast & Cost Effective Solution

There are many ways Australian companies can list in North America. The fastest and most cost effective pathway is a Direct Listing which takes approximately 3 months to list and is a lot more cost effective than listing locally.

North America Listing Advisory

Pre-IPO advisory
Cross boarder IPO with a focus on Canada and USA markets including TSX, TSXV, CSE and NASDAQ
Introductions to investment banks, brokers and legal firms
Introductions to investor relations firms
We work with established companies with proven business models looking to go public in North America
We provide a full end-to-end solution to going public in North America

Financing Opportunities

We provide access to financing in North America via an IPO or a private placement. From venture stage to established companies, our network provides funding for growth capital and acquisition financing.

Global Market

Listing in North America does not exclude local Australian shareholders from trading their shares. As a local shareholder you can trade both the Canadian and US markets via an international broker account with CommSec and also dozens of North American brokers.

Listing Requirements

Multiple markets for early stage to established companies

There are multiple stock exchanges in Canada and USA. Each has their own listing requirements and listing rules. The Canadian Securities Exchange has no minimum market cap requirement, no balance sheet hurdles, and no revenue or profitability requirements. Twelve months working capital at listing is the main listing requirement. For larger more stablished companies the TSX, TSXV or NASDAQ have more stringent listing requirements.

If you are an early stage and emerging company you can list on one stock exchange and then passport to a larger stock exchange once your company is ready.