About GEM The Market for GEM

The Market for GEM
As a gateway to Mainland China and with close trading and business links to other Asian economies, Hong Kong is strategically placed in a high growth region. Over the years, Hong Kong has developed into an internationally recognised financial centre and has provided many Asian and multinational companies with fund-raising opportunities. Smaller enterprises that have good business ideas and growth potential, however, may not always be able to take advantage of these opportunities. A great number of them do not fulfil the profitability/track record requirements of the existing market of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong ( i.e. main board of the Exchange ) and are therefore unable to obtain a listing. The GEM is designed to bridge this gap.
GEM offers small to mid-sized companies an avenue to raise capital. GEM does not require companies to have achieved a record of profitability as a condition of listing. This removal of entry barrier enables small to mid-sized enterprises to capitalise on the opportunities of the region by raising expansion capital under a well-established market and regulatory infrastructure and. Besides the listing of local and regional enterprises, international growth enterprises can enhance their business presence and raise their product profile in China and Asia by listing on GEM.