Articles, news and analysis on London’s Alternative Investment Market.

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Benefits of IPO for a company

Benefits include the ability to raise millions of pounds while elevating your company’s profile significantly

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What does it mean to IPO a company?

Floating your business on a UK stock market can raise millions

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Here’s how you undertake an IPO in the UK in the best way

Floating your company on the stock market is a complex process, but get it right and it'll pay dividends

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How to float on AIM

London's junior market has a strong reputation for attracting growth companies looking to float on a lightly regulated market. Neil Shah explains the basics of going public and picking the advisory team to help you reach new heights

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AIM bigger than Europe’s other junior stock markets combined

London's junior stock market recorded £9.5bn raised in 2021, compared with £8.5bn for the rest of Europe's secondary markets, despite Brexit

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Should I float on AIM?

Neil Shah discusses the potential benefits a float on AIM can bring to your company and how to mitigate risks when listing

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Aquis hopes to raise £100m for growth companies this year

Newcomer stock exchange for growth businesses has raised £70m so far in 2021 with 50 companies queuing up to list

Venture Capital Funding

Draper Esprit raises £111m and plans move to Main Market

Venture capitalist wants to capitalise on 'golden age' for European technology investment

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AIM to Main: why bother?

Neil Shah, director of research at Edison Group, looks at the implications of a move from AIM to Main and asks whether there are any tangible benefits


Scale-ups face £15bn funding shortfall as coronavirus ravages investment

Scale-ups face funding crisis as backers double down on existing investments and AIM exchange dries up

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AIM market set to miss last year’s total funds raised

Total capital raised so far on AIM market hits £3.9bn, well shy of the £5.5bn raised in 2018


Where can you get growth funding for your business?

Grant Bergman of Finncap outlines 6 places where scale-ups and growth companies can turn to for finance