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


Cyberscan completes £91m IPO

Cyberscan, a provider of downloadable server-based systems to the gaming industry, has joined AIM with a £91.3 million price tag following a £34 million Collins Stewart-sponsored placing.


Debtmatters for AIM

Profitable debt solutions business Debtmatters is poised to float on AIM in late June, with a hoped-for market value of £15 million.

Company Flotations

Endace poised to take AIM

New Zealand-registered network security venture Endace will become the first Kiwi company listed on AIM when it floats in mid-June following a £14 million fundraising.


£14m boost for Eurovestech

AIM-listed investment vehicle Eurovestech is poised to net a near £14million paper profit when online research company Cjudge completes its£25 million flotation on Wednesday 25 May.


North Sea group in £7m AIM launch

John Robertson, veteran resources specialist at broker Nabarro Wells, is chairman-designate of Aussie-listed Elixir Petroleum, which is raising £7 million on AIM to pursue oil and, it hopes, natural gas opportunities in the North Sea.

Venture Capital Funding

Success on the fundraising trail – Know your institutional investor

Success on the fundraising trail is all about knowing what types of businesses fund managers are looking for, how well connected they are, and what they can offer you once the cash has been injected.


Indian PGM float attracts £14m

Richard Healey, chairman of Platinum Mining Corporation of India (PMCI), says investors have offered to put up £14 million at 22p for the company’s AIM float placing, as against an original target of £8 million.


UTEK takes AIM

Floridian technology transfer business UTEK Corporation, which acquires new university technologies and develops them into practical applications, is poised for an AIM launch on Monday 11 April.


Centaur plans £2.5m seaplane float

Yacht designer James Labouchere is seeking to tap AIM investors for £2.5 million to back Centaur Seaplane, described by fans as the first serious project in decades to produce planes that take off and land on water.


Plethora comes to AIM

Plethora Solutions, developer of products treating a variety of urological diseases, has floated on AIM, raising £10 million in a placing advised by Collins Stewart.


Hardide float helps Oxford Technology

The net asset value (NAV) of Oxford Technology 2 VCT should surge when tungsten carbide coating specialist Hardide floats on AIM next month.


Kent plans AIM comeback

Andrew Kent, the entrepreneurial financier whose City role seemed finished with the controversial demise of stockbroker TC Coombs more than a decade ago, is lining up a string of eye-catching AIM floats.