AIM’s success as the leading global growth market is attributable to the AIM community, which comprises of a diverse range of market participants:
AIM is a market suitable for smaller growing companies operating in any business sector throughout the world. Companies on the market share a dynamic outlook and strong ambition to expand their business.
Every company seeking admission to AIM must appoint a Nominated Adviser (or Nomad) – a full time corporate finance adviser approved by the Exchange to act in this capacity. The Nomad plays a key role at admission, assessing the company’s overall appropriateness and suitability for AIM and assisting it throughout the flotation process. Once on market, the company must retain a Nomad at all times to help meet its continuing obligations, maximise the benefits of its AIM quotation and deal with market issues as they arise.
Every AIM company is required to retain a broker at all times. A broker is a securities house that is a member of the London Stock Exchange, and is responsible for facilitating and promoting trading in the company’s shares on the market. Often an AIM company will choose the same firm to act as both Nomad and broker.
Companies on AIM are advised by an extensive network of market specialists, who contribute to the ongoing success and integrity of the market. Such specialists include lawyers, accountants, public relations and investor relations professionals – all of whom play a vital role to support companies seeking to join AIM and those already on market.
AIM has a diverse and committed base of investors, ranging from large institutions investing millions over a wide range of companies to private investors with relatively small investment portfolios. AIM investors seek companies with growth potential – precisely the type of businesses that AIM is designed to attract and support. Various tax advantages are available to investors in AIM companies.
The Exchange’s AIM team
The London Stock Exchange wholly owns, regulates, and develops AIM to remain the most successful growth market in the world. To fulfil this role and support the market’s growth and evolution, the Exchange has a dedicated team focusing on regulation and business development activities relating to the market.
A guide to AIM tax benefits (file pdf - 1 MB)
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