The number of companies listed on or traded at Euronext’s Oslo Børs has reached its highest level since the financial crisis.
Two new companies were admitted in the past week — Aker Carbon Capture and Aker Offshore Wind.
There are now 253 companies with shares listed on Oslo Børs or Oslo Axess or traded on Merkur Market.
“Not since 2008 has the number of companies listed or traded been so large,” said Euronext.
“So far this year 17 companies have been admitted to listing or trading, which is two more than in 2019 as a whole.
“Oslo Børs has seen a flood of new companies in recent years, and since 2016 an impressive 91 companies have been admitted to listing or trading.”
Merkur Market has attracted the majority of companies this year — with 14 of the companies that have joined an Oslo Børs marketplace this year having joined Merkur.
Since its launch in 2016, 49 companies have been admitted to trading on this marketplace.
A number of these companies have progressed to Oslo Axess and Oslo Børs, meaning that there are currently 37 companies traded on Merkur Market.
“Oslo Børs is committed to being a source of capital for companies,” said Oslo Børs CEO Øivind Amundsen.
“With Merkur Market, we opened our doors to more companies.
“We can see that Merkur companies have succeeded in attracting investors and capital.
“Many have growth ambitions, and a number of them have taken the next step and applied for admission to Oslo Axess or Oslo Børs.”