• Capital Markets Union

Capital Markets Union

The European Commission adopted the first Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action Plan in 2015. Today, the Commission believes that the CMU can not only speed up the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, but it can also provide the funding needed to deliver on the European Green Deal, make Europe fit for the digital age and address its social challenges. On 24 September 2020, the Commission published its new CMU action plan. The idea is that a fully functioning and integrated market for capital will allow the European economy to grow sustainably and be more competitive.

The CMU action plan establishes three key objectives:

  • Objective 1: Supporting a green, digital, inclusive and resilient economic recovery by making financing more accessible to European companies
  • Objective 2: Making the EU an even safer place for individuals to save and invest long-term
  • Objective 3: Integrating national capital markets into a genuine single market

As part of the action plan, the Commission introduces 16 actions in areas considered essential which are mapped to the three objectives. The action plan does not specify any new regulatory initiatives, but the Commission will soon be introducing new and/or updated regulations to achieve the three key objectives.

BDO’s FS Corporate Finance practices are well-placed to assist financial institutions, investors and vendors in adopting a strategy in light of the future regulatory framework. Our services include:

  • Helping firms design and implement their sustainable business strategy
  • Advising on equity, mezzanine and debt financing instruments
  • Supporting long-term investments especially in the real estate sector
  • Assisting private equity (and debt) funds on acquisitions
  • Advising on STS and non-STS securitisations

Download New CMU Action Plan