Noble JV to bring more Indian companies to AIM

British investment bank Noble and Indian banking group Almondz Global Securities have launched a joint venture (JV) to aid the flow of investment from one country to the other. Among other projects, the JV will develop a strategy to assist Indian companies wishing to list on foreign exchanges, in particular AIM.


British investment bank Noble and Indian banking group Almondz Global Securities have launched a joint venture (JV) to aid the flow of investment from one country to the other. Among other projects, the JV will develop a strategy to assist Indian companies wishing to list on foreign exchanges, in particular AIM.

British investment bank Noble and Indian banking group Almondz Global Securities have launched a joint venture (JV) to aid the flow of investment from one country to the other. Among other projects, the JV will develop a strategy to assist Indian companies wishing to list on foreign exchanges, in particular AIM.

As part of the memorandum of understanding signed by Noble and Almondz, trading desks will be set up in London and Mumbai allowing securities listed in the UK and India to be sold to institutional investors in the two countries.

The JV will also establish private funds, targeted at UK investors, which will invest in infrastructure-related projects, natural resources and energy services throughout India.

The tie-up with Almondz follows Noble’s recent appointment as the UK partner for Global M&A, a worldwide group of middle-market investment banks.

Noble’s chief executive John Llewellyn-Lloyd says: ‘Indian companies, particularly in the real estate and infrastructure sectors, are increasingly seeking capital from abroad, and UK investors are keen to benefit from continued Indian growth.’

In 2006, Indian companies raised a total of US$2.7 billion (£1.3 billion) on AIM and a further $200 million on the Professional Securities and Main Markets. This is almost triple the previous record of $1.1 billion raised by Indian companies in the previous year.

Marc Barber

Marc Barber

Marc was editor of GrowthBusiness from 2006 to 2010. He specialised in writing about entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital, mid-market M&A, small caps and high-growth businesses.

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