Choosing a market
The markets of the London Stock Exchange put UK and international companies in touch with one of the world's deepest pools of global capital. Our markets are home to thousands of companies from all over the world, from start-ups to some of the world's largest corporations.
Your company's size, growth objectives and funding needs will help you to decide which market is right for you.
The Main Market is our flagship market for larger, more established companies, and is home to some of the world's largest and best known companies. Underpinned by London’s balanced and globally-respected standards of regulation and corporate governance, the Main Market represents a badge of quality for every company admitted and traded on it and an aspiration for many companies worldwide. It is an EU Regulated Market.
The Main Market has four segments that cater for a range of businesses and securities.
- Premium: part of the FCA's Official List, this segment is home to some of the world's largest corporations that are subject to the highest standards of regulation and governance
- Standard: subject to EU minimum standards and part of the Official List, open to shares and debt securities
- Specialist Fund Segment: designed for highly specialised investment entities that wish to target institutional, highly knowledgeable investors or professionally advised investors only.
- High Growth Segment: a new addition to the Main Market offering, this segment is specifically designed for equity securities of high growth, revenue generating businesses that are over time seeking to become Premium listed companies
AIM, our market for smaller, growing companies, is the world's most successful growth market. A wide range of businesses ranging from young, venture capital-backed start-ups to well-established, mature organisations have chosen AIM as the best place to grow their businesses.
Professional Securities Market
The Professional Securities Market is our exchange-regulated market for listed depositary receipts and debt targeted at professional investors. It allows issuers to benefit from a flexible and pragmatic approach to regulatory requirements.
International companies joining London markets
London is the market of choice for companies from all around the world, including the following regions: