London Stock Exchange welcomes Guild Esports PLC to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Guild Esports (LSE:GILD), a UK-based esports team organisation with an academy-powered, fan-focused model, to trading on the standard segment of the Main Market.

Guild launched in June this year and the Company is the first esports team organisation to celebrate being admitted to the London Stock Exchange and is proud to be the first esports team organisation to list on a major Exchange globally.

Listing as a public company provides an opportunity for Guild’s esports fans to participate in the Company. Moreover, Guild will offer both fans and the investor community a unique chance to invest in the fast growing esports sector.

Guild’s significantly oversubscribed offering of 250 million shares at a price of 8 pence per ordinary share raised 20 million pounds.

Proceeds from the share placing will be used to recruit new esports players, invest in the Guild brand and expand the Company’s activities. Guild plans to create a leading global franchise by building esports teams that will compete in major esports tournaments and by establishing a player training and scouting infrastructure modelled on the talent academies pioneered by Premier League football teams over many years.

Carleton Curtis, Executive Chairman of Guild, said:

“We are delighted to be celebrating Guild’s London Stock Exchange listing today and to be the first esports team organisation to do so. This milestone in our company’s journey will give us the ability to scale and we look forward to the next phase in Guild’s journey.

We are dedicated to esports and realizing the many opportunities that lie in this rapidly expanding sector. Our experienced management team of esports industry veterans and sports-media professionals understand how to build successful teams and achieve success across Guild’s core pillars: competition, and entertainment, and merchandise.

Since our launch we have already recruited some of the top players in their respective esport, and through the process of listing our shares we hope to bring Guild to the forefront of esports as one of its leading global franchises.”

Quick facts

Market: Main Market
Instrument market cap (£m)
Listing/Admission to trading
02 Oct 2020
Looking for new and recent issues?

More recent

London Stock Exchange welcomes HydrogenOne Capital Growth plc to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

HydrogenOne Capital Growth plc, the first London listed hydrogen fund, offers growth potential in clean hydrogen and related technologies. The Company offers investors diversified exposure to private equity and listed hydrogen companies on an international basis. The Company has today listed on the premium segment of London Stock Exchange's main market and qualifies for the Green Economy Mark.<

Learn more
London Stock Exchange welcomes Seplat Energy’s Capital Markets Day

Seplat Energy has today opened London Stock Exchange trading at an official Market Opening ceremony. 

Seplat Energy is a leading independent energy company operating in the prolific Niger Delta area of Nigeria and a leading supplier of processed gas to the domestic market. In 2014 the company completed the first ever dual listing on both the London Stock Exchange (LSEG) and

Learn more
London Stock Exchange welcomes Spinnaker Acquisitions Plc to the Main Market

Spinnaker Acquisitions Plc (“SPAQ”) is a newly established purpose-built cash shell aiming to support businesses and projects in the areas of Sustainability and Energy Transition. With interest in the green economy as keen as it is currently, the objective is to find a business valued at £5–30M with strong profit potential and likely market appetite. 

SPAQ is a company co-founded

Learn more
London Stock Exchange welcomes BIG TECHNOLOGIES PLC to AIM

Big Technologies PLC, the UK-based, remote people monitoring technology company, has today taken the next step in its long-term growth strategy as it is admitted to AIM of London Stock Exchange. It is now trading on AIM, having raised gross proceeds in excess of £200 million, with ticker BIG. At the placing price of 200p per share, Big Technologies PLC has a market capitalisation of £577 millio

Learn more