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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.
 
Main Market
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 three 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 EU minimum standards and part of the Official List, open to shares and debt securities
  • 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
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.
 
Specialist Fund Market
Our dedicated market for issuers of specialist funds, the Specialist Fund Market offers specialist investment managers a flexible and adaptable route to access permanent capital from a highly sophisticated global investor base.
 
The Specialist Fund Market appeals to variety of different types of investment managers, including those managing large hedge funds, private equity funds, and certain emerging market and specialist property funds.
 
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