The Capital Market Coach (CMC) provides support to small and medium-sized companies preparing for a listing in the mid market segment. The CMC supports the company not only during the IPO process, but also provides consulting for a period of one year as of the time the shares start trading on the mid market. The aim is to make it easier for smaller and medium-sized companies to meet the ongoing listing obligations in accordance with the market regulations. After one year on the market, the support of the Capital Market Coach is no longer mandatory. The function of CMC may be assumed by providers of investment and corporate finance services, lawyers and auditors.