A going public or listing is a monumental decision for any company. A public company has access to more, and often deeper sources of capital than a private company. But simply needing capital does not always mean that going public is the right, or even possible, answer. We ask the right questions to elaborate whether a company is suitable for a listing. Based on the answers, we can advise you the right Stock Exchange for your company as there are significant differences between the major European Stock Exchanges and their segments.

Dubai based Horizontas FZE is one of the most active providers of Listings and Going Publics in the Middle East and in the European Union. With more than 25 Listings in the recent years, Horizontas FZE offers a trusted partner in IPO’s and ICO’s.

Since the beginning of 2017, Horizontas FZE is one of the few German providers of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO).

Horizontas FZE offers the following steps:

  • ICO Structuring
    Specifications of Token, Offering specifications, Time-Line of pre-sales and sales
  • Preparation of the documentation
    Technical,- and Whitepaper
  • PRE-Listing
    Activation of the sales process on the websites
  • Marketing & Advertisement
    Starting marketing campaigns
  • Listing
    Listing of the Token on the most active Crypto-Exchanges

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are amongst the most stable economic regions of the world. As close partners of the western states and through their culture of welcome, much due to their way of welcoming foreign investors, as well as their respect for freedom of religion, the UAE are amongst the leading financial and economic centres of the world.

As owner of a company in one of the free-trade areas of the UAE you enjoy the following benefits:

  • No tax on earnings
  • No turnover tax
  • No taxes on dividends
  • 100% ownership by foreigners is possible (no local participation required)
  • 100% governing by foreigners is possible (Director and Secretary without UAE residence)
  • No disclosure of the shareholders and/or Directors
  • No accounting obligations due to tax exemptions
  • No registry on lists of tax havens for the OECD
  • No automatic data exchange
  • Healthy banking system
  • 100% capital deposit insurance for cash at bank
  • Strong banking confidentiality
  • Official language: English

We generally distinguish between two corporate structures in the free-trade area.

Limited liability company (LTD)
International Business Company

For entrepreneurs, who wish to enjoy tax benefits or advantages, however not planning an active business in the UAE and who are specialised on international businesses. This corporate structure does not require a local commercial license or local offices in order to be able to exercise its economic activity. As a general rule the company’s business account is opened at a bank in Dubai. The corporate structure is internationally accepted.

Examples for founders of a limited liability company (LTD)

  • Holding-structure
  • Asset protection (holding assets through a Ltd. with its account in Dubai, 100% deposit protection)
  • International consulting services
  • Real estate agents with an international focus
  • E-Commerce
  • International trade in goods

Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

The Free Zone Establishment (FZE) corresponds the concept of a limited liability company, with the addition of a local commercial or consultancy license to be able to do business in the UAE. The FZE is equivalent to a private limited company.

This corporate structure allows for the application of an investor visa request for a 3-year period, to achieve the status of a private tax residence. This has the advantage of tax exemption since private individuals, like companies, are entirely tax exempt. Furthermore, the UAE do not abide by the 180-day-regulation in order to maintain the visa/tax residence status, solely demanding that the visa holder crosses the border i.e. enters the territory every 6 months. Moreover, there is no legal registry obligation in the UAE as such a residence authorisation is not tied to a registered residence.

As opposed to the limited liability company the FZE must establish an office, of at least 8 m2, in order to be able to request a commercial or consultancy license and thus acquire legal status.

We will be pleased to individually advise you on this matter and look forward to your contact.

The OTC course reports are meant for all the companies that aim towards private placement and increase of capital as fast and convenient way of raising of capital.
Thanks to the OTC-course reports, after a short while the company gains a track record.
Horizontas offers detailed course information according to your demands in specified time intervals during the day or at the end of the day.
We offer precise snapshots for portfolio evaluation, including net assessment of inventory and other essential securities services.

A private placement can be a quick and low-cost source of capital as often an IPO may not be a good option for a young company without the financial track record or reputation to attract the general investing public to its stock. We support our clients in designing privately negotiated transactions to meet the specific need of their company. A strong track-record shows clearly our strength in organizing fundraising processes.

With local insight on an European scale, the well-connected team of Horizontas organizes roadshows in all major European cities approaching more than 100 institutional investors. Our Round-table presentations take place on a local level, bringing high-net-worth individuals, active retail investors and entrepreneurs together.

Horizontas cultivated its fruitful relations with journalists, analysts, fund- and asset managers along the years. As a result, we are epxerts in supporting small- and medium sized businesses in all questions concerning communication, public relations and financing.

When a company is proposing to apply for admission of its shares, most of the European Stock Exchanges require a legal due diligence as integral part of the listing application. Legal due diligence is primarily designed to help minimise potential liability for the company and its board of directors, who habe the main responsibility for the admission document.
The legal due diligence will highlight at an early stage of the listing process any issues that need to be dealt with to ensure that the company will be suitable for admission.
Horizontas offers the right network of lawyers to elaborate the due diligence of any company in any country.

A securities prospectus having been approved by one European Economic Area (EEA) competent authority (Home Authority), can be used as a “passport” for offers or listings in all other EEA countries, without further review or the imposition of further disclosure requirements by the relevant authority of that EEA country (Host Authority), thereby avoiding inherent delay and cost that such further proceedings cause. We are experienced partners for such “passporting” procedures, selecting the right Home and Host Authorities for our clients with subsequent drafting of the securities prospectus.

We are one of the most successful research providers, offering our clients a pan-European service. Thereby, we work for domestic and foreign investment funds, high-net-worth individuals as well as institutional and retail investors.
Our Research Reports are sent to the significant capital market related information channels, for example Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, dpa-AFX and vwd so that our clients get an optimum response.

A business plan does not only describe the nature of the business, the sales and marketing strategy, and the financial background, containing a projected profit and loss statement. A business plan is also a road map that provides directions so a business can plan its future and helps to avoid bumps in the road. Our experts have written hundreds of business plans and they would be –without any doubt – a perfect sparring partner for each entrepreneur that would like to have an independent opinion about his plans.

In these days of constant market fluctuation and regulatory change it is easy to lose the overview. Our asset managers and tax experts are happy to advise and support you. Whether you are growing your assets or need financial and tax advice, we are at your side to provide you with a reliable perspective of the future.