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Why ADX?

Why choose ADX

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange is the leading stock exchange in the region.

Recognised by FTSE, S&P, and Dow Jones, and holding MSCI emerging market status, ADX has achieved record-breaking growth and profits, while representing top regional issuers and international indices across all major sectors of banking, finance, energy, telecoms, real estate, technology, transport, and consumer.

Demonstrated growth and potential
Market capitalization of AED1.63tn and 1mn + global investor base, with 1.5bn average daily traded value and AED15.26bn 2021 net foreign investments. Achieving IPO and private listing success of up to 234% increase for main market IPOs, and up to 413% growth market for private listings.

Fully owned by ADQ
A strong and supportive shareholder, established by the Government of Abu Dhabi. ADQ’s broad portfolio of major enterprises covers key sectors of a diversified economy, with direct and indirect investments in some of Abu Dhabi's most dynamic, transformational and ambitious enterprises.

Complete suite of programs and issuer services
Supporting all stages of the listing process and ensuring smooth access, enhanced after-market liquidity, and gold standard corporate governance practices, including ADX One Strategy initiative.

ADX is in line with the UN sustainable stock exchange initiative, and provides ESG guidelines for listed companies.

Driven by Diversification
Consisting of public and private listed companies, debt instruments, ETFs, and composed of several markets, derivatives, and fixed incomes.

Unique Flexibility
With an IPO lock-up period as short as 6 months, 100% foreign ownership allowed in majority of onshore UAE companies, and founders of private joint-stock companies allowed to sell up to 70% of their capital via IPO.

Digital transformation
Committed to investing in the latest technology to transform how transactions are carried out, making access to market and capital quicker, more secure, more efficient, and scalable.

Market leading resources
Outstanding information and resources for research and investor relations.

Regulated by the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), enabling companies registered in UAE free zones to list shares on ADX markets.


IPO listing process

IPO listing process

SPAC listing process

SPAC listing Process

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