Press releases 2010
London Stock Exchange launches new guide to listing
This week the London Stock Exchange will be launching its new guide to joining the Main Market for companies and advisers. "A guide to listing on the London Stock Exchange" provides a practical outline of the listing process for companies that are considering an IPO.
The guide has been developed with contributions from a range of advisers and market participants. It combines extensive market experience with expert insight, offering guidance on the listing and admission to trading of shares and depositary receipts on the London Stock Exchange's markets.
Tracey Pierce, Director of Equity Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange Group, said:
"We are very pleased to be launching our new listing guide this week. We are committed to supporting companies who are looking to develop their business, raise capital and increase their profile by admitting to trading on one of our markets.
"For those companies looking to float, this new guide offers clear, practical advice, furnishing them with the knowledge they need to conduct a successful IPO."
Produced in conjunction with well-known advisory firms, as well as the UK Listing Authority and FTSE Group, the Guide includes information on:
- Joining the Main Market
- The role of the UKLA
- Preparing for an IPO
- The legal framework for an IPO
- Accounting requirements and advice through the IPO process
- Generating and capturing investor demand
- Managing the company's profile
- The role of the registrar in an IPO
- Preparing to list depositary receipts
- Establishing a depositary receipt programme
The guide is published by White Page Ltd and includes contributions from the UKLA, UBS Investment Bank, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, Fishburn Hedges, Capita Registrars, FTSE Group, J.P. Morgan, and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
The Guide is now available to download on the Exchange's website: www.londonstockexchange.com/mainmarket
Hard copies are available from the Exchange on request.
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About London Stock Exchange Group:
London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) sits at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. Through its markets, the Group offers international business unrivalled access to Europe's capital markets.
The Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software and also offers its customers around the world an extensive range of real-time and reference data products and market-leading post-trade services.
Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy and Sri Lanka, the Group employs around 1500 people. Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at http://www.londonstockexchangegroup.com/.