Led and coordinated by the sponsor, the team of advisers plays a central role in the company’s flotation on the Main Market. The run-up to the flotation consists of a series of steps for companies and their advisers to follow. The Exchange works with advisers to make the process as smooth as possible.
The Main Market listing timetable counting down to admission can be broadly divided into two phases − pre-float preparation and the listing process itself. Click here to download the listing timetable.
One of the advisers’ main functions is to interact with the regulators who monitor the listing process and safeguarded investors’ interests.
The UKLA, which is part of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is the competent authority for listing in the UK and the regulatory body for UK listed companies. It is responsible for drawing up and monitoring the FCA Listing, Disclosure and Transparency and Prospectus Rules that companies must meet. The Exchange’s Admission and Disclosure Standards set out the admission requirements and continuing obligations for Main Market companies.
Interfacing with the market
To make a success of its flotation, the company also needs to persuade the investment community that its business is soundly managed in line with a robust business strategy, and that the management has the necessary skills and commitment to execute it. The advisers − especially the sponsor, broker and PR/IR company − play a key role in getting these messages across to the investment community
The Main Market listing timetable counting down to admission can be broadly divided into two phases − pre-float preparation and the listing process itself.