About the Market

The Regular Market

This is the main market of the Barbados Stock Exchange.

Listing Requirements - The Regular Market

Companies applying for listing of its securities on the Regular Market of the Exchange must be able to show evidence of a successful operation, and at a minimum must:

  • have gross assets of not less than $5 million dollars;
  • have three (3) years of audited financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting standards and audited in accordance with auditing standards that are acceptable to the Exchange;
  • in the case of a newly formed company provide three (3) years projections;
  • have evidence of competent management; and
  • be incorporated under the Laws of Barbados or another jurisdiction approved by the Exchange.

The Junior Market

The Junior Market commenced operations in October 1999, and its objective is to cater to those smaller or newer public companies, which may not meet all the necessary requirements for listing in the Regular Market.

Listing Requirements – The Junior Market

Companies applying for listing on the Junior Market of the Exchange must meet the following criteria:

  • have gross assets of not less than $500,000.00 excluding goodwill;
  • minimum equity capital of $ 200,000;
  • subordinated loan capital (other than prior-charge) not more than 25%¼ of Equity Capital;
  • public shareholders numbering not less than 25 and holding not less than  25% of the issuer’s outstanding total Equity Capital;
  • market introduction and continued sponsorship by a Member of the Exchange;
  • have evidence of competent management; and
  • be incorporated under the laws of Barbados or another jurisdiction approved by the Exchange.