First Berlin offers a full spectrum of financial services for the German micro and small cap markets, from research and market intelligence to trading, as well as professional support to listed companies or firms aiming to go public.
Founded by Martin Bailey, First Berlin has been providing micro and small cap services for the German markets since 1998. Mr Bailey has been the full owner of First Berlin and also served as its Managing Director since company inception.
First Berlin strengthened its market position, when it partnered with Commerzbank, Germany’s second largest bank, in a joint-venture to cover German micro and small cap companies from 2005 to 2008. The company also cooperated with DZ Bank from 2009 to 2012, assuming micro and small cap research coverage for Germany’s fourth largest bank.
With First Berlin well entrenched as one of Germany’s leading micro and small cap research firm, the company added a front desk and banking license to its services in order to execute capital market transactions. This then paved the way for a partnership with mwb fairtrade Wertpapierhandelsbank in 2009.
In 2012, First Berlin became a Deutsche Börse Listing Partner allowing the company to offer full IPO support and help develop listing strategies for companies aiming to go public.
First Berlin Capital was launched in 2018 to capitalise on a wealth of knowledge and understanding of what makes SMEs successful. The company invests proprietary capital directly into value companies and has built a diversified portfolio. First Berlin Securities Brokerage orchestrates asset deals and has been increasingly active in solar and wind transactions.