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


Sarantel on its way to AIM

Advanced antenna maker Sarantel will be hoping for a good reception when it arrives on AIM next month via a £15 million placing.


AIM lesson for AEC

AIM's drive to attract more international companies appears to be bearing fruit, as educational course provider AEC Education has become the first Singaporean company to apply for a sole listing on the market.


Ventus tests AIM wind

Stockbroker Brewin Dolphin has come up with a venture capital trust unlike any other. The Ventus VCT wants to raise £25 million purely to invest in a spread of ‘small on-shore UK wind farm projects’.

Financial Management

Annual survey of AIM executive salaries – The cost of leadership

Some AIM CEOs receive next to no salary, others are walking away with millions — on average they are paid a handsome six-figure sum. GrowthBusiness investigates.


Begbies Traynor takes ‘haircut’

Insolvency practitioner Begbies Traynor has raised only £4.9 million on joining AIM, rather than the £12 million it wanted to pull in.

Company Flotations

Why I think small companies should join AIM

When the Stock Exchange set up AIM, the junior stock market, in 1995, I believed they had got it all wrong. But 900 companies are proving that the demand for it was huge.


SmartFocus seeks AIM listing

Arbuthnot has been appointed broker to software concern SmartFocus ahead of the fast-growing company’s proposed flotation on AIM this September.

Growth Planning

The right backers for your company

One investor is as good as another, surely? Wrong. Who holds the shares in your company when you are quoted on the stock market can make a huge difference to the value of your business.