While that all-important business growth capital can be sourced from a number of places, Ian Gillis and Michael Bennett look at how the IPO route can work.
Believe it or not, Domino’s Pizza is a stock market success story. And for those wanting to get in on the action, here’s your chance – it’s looking to make its sixth IPO.
A surprise accolade confirms Richard Blanford’s view that continued innovation is the way forward, while failing fast is no bad thing if quickly abandoned.
Charlie Mullins explains why Jeremy Corbyn’s bargain bucket of shoddy Labour policies will impact the business community badly.
Venture capital (VC) firm Draper Espirit has been admitted to AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s junior market. This, the investment team said, was crucial for the company to realise its ambition of becoming a $1bn business within a few years.
Having grown its revenues to £81.1m as a private company, Hotel Chocolat has announced it will list on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) to fuel further expansion.
With “exchanges” clearly seeing providing the facilities to list and trade equities as of ever diminishing importance, it doesn’t take much of a mental leap to realise at the monthly board meetings of the directors of MegaExchange, AIM will never be given any agenda airtime at all.
Recent news has suggested that the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Börse are in talks about a merger – but not only will the looming Brexit decision impact this deal, if the "merger of equals" goes through then it would preside over many of the world's leading financial markets.
Having lent £830m to British businesses since founding in 2010, fintech company Funding Circle intends to raise £150m via a placing on the London Stock Exchange to bolster future lending.
Having set up the business alongside Simon Kain in 2007, serial entrepreneur Alex Chesterman has pledged his continued leadership at Zoopla for the “next few years” – and will soon be rewarded with an increased remuneration and new “value creation plan”.
When the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market was launched 20 years ago today it had only ten companies worth an aggregate market value of £82m. Fast-forward and over 3,500 companies have floated raising more than £90bn.
In a week which is supposed be be showcasing the fast-growth London technology sector, it is alarming that a special on-ramp designed to make it easier for these companies to float has only had two takers.