AIM is the London Stock Exchange’s international market for smaller growing companies. A wide range of businesses including early stage, venture capital backed as well as more established companies join AIM seeking access to growth capital.
Since its launch in 1995, over 3000 companies have joined AIM – raising more than £60 billion in new and further capital fundraisings. This financing has enabled AIM companies to fund their development and pursue their growth ambitions.
Why is AIM unique?
When the London Stock Exchange created AIM, the objective was to offer smaller companies − from any country and any industry sector − the opportunity to raise capital on a market with a pragmatic approach to regulation. AIM also benefits from being an integral part of the portfolio of the markets offered by the London Stock Exchange.
To join AIM, companies are not required to have a particular financial track record or trading history. AIM’s balanced regulatory regime was designed specifically for smaller growing companies, offering opportunities to both companies and investors.
AIM has a large, diverse and committed community of stakeholders. Specialist advisers are crucial to the market’s success, and range from dedicated Nominated Advisers (Nomads) who play a central role in the life of an AIM company, to lawyers, accountants and brokers. Other important participants include public relations and investor relations agencies who help companies join the market and make the most of their AIM quotation.
Joining AIM Guide (file pdf - 2 MB)
AIM Rules for Companies - May 2014 (file pdf - 589 KB)