More locals, fewer foreigners

Author: | Published: 1 Dec 2007

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It might be starting to get cold in Sweden, but the equity capital markets are hotter than ever. Strong share prices have fuelled a boom in listings, with many companies and private equity houses favouring initial public offerings (IPOs) on the Stockholm Stock Exchange rather than trade sales for fundraisings and exits.

This year's credit crunch has also played a part in the market's development. Since the crisis hit the country, many...