ECOVIS ap­proved as cor­po­rate ad­vi­sor for MSE’s prospects plat­form

Malta Independent - - BUSINESS & FINANCE -

ECOVIS GRC Ltd, part of the ECOVIS Malta group – a firm spe­cial­is­ing in ac­coun­tancy, tax ad­vi­sory, au­dit, le­gal and gov­er­nance ser­vices – has been ap­proved to act as a cor­po­rate ad­vi­sor for com­pa­nies list­ing se­cu­ri­ties on Malta Stock Ex­change’s Prospects mar­ket. This was launched ear­lier this year with the aim of broad­en­ing fi­nanc­ing op­tions for SMEs by of­fer­ing a more cost-ef­fec­tive so­lu­tion for such com­pa­nies wish­ing to raise up to €5mil­lion in equity or debt cap­i­tal and, cor­re­spond­ingly in­creas­ing in­vestor ac­cess to in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The new role of cor­po­rate ad­vi­sor is in line with the strat­egy be­ing pur­sued by ECOVIS in Malta, which has seen the firm ex­pand­ing its ser­vices in the cor­po­rate fi­nance and cap­i­tal ad­vi­sory area. Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor An­thony Vella ex­plained that, as a cor­po­rate ad­vi­sor, Ecovis Malta would be in a po­si­tion to “build on the past of­fer­ings of busi­ness val­u­a­tion and merger and ac­qui­si­tion ad­vice for lo­cal, small and medium-sized busi­nesses to now pro­vide multi-dis­ci­plinary ad­vice for own­ers look­ing to ex­pand, re­struc­ture or con­sider trans­ac­tion al­ter­na­tives for their com­mer­cial op­er­a­tion.” He added: “The pos­si­bil­ity of as­sist­ing clients in rais­ing cap­i­tal through the role of cor­po­rate ad­vi­sor fits well with our knowhow in the ar­eas of ac­count­ing, le­gal, fi­nance and reg­u­la­tory com­pli­ance. In our ca­pac­ity as cor­po­rate ad­vi­sor, we will be as­sist­ing small and medium-sized en­ter­prises to pre­pare for ad­mis­sion to mar­ket list­ing. We will sub­se­quently en­sure that the com­pany con­tin­ues to ob­serve all the ap­pli­ca­ble rules and reg­u­la­tions of cor­po­rate gov­er­nance and trans­parency, for the ben­e­fit and pro­tec­tion of all the stake­hold­ers.

The ECOVIS group in Malta is part of ECOVIS In­ter­na­tional, a global con­sult­ing net­work with its ori­gins in Europe. It is com­posed of more than 4,500 spe­cial­ists op­er­at­ing in over 60 coun­tries, pro­vid­ing ser­vices mainly to medium-sized busi­nesses. Its one-stop-shop con­cept, im­ple­mented on a na­tional ba­sis as well as in­ter­na­tion­ally, en­sures all-round sup­port in le­gal, fis­cal, man­age­rial and ad­min­is­tra­tive is­sues.

For more in­for­ma­tion about ECOVIS Malta visit www.ecovis.com/mt/

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