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Momentum gathers for capital raising in London, retaining its title as the leading financial capital in Europe

Murray Roos 

Group Director of Capital Markets, LSEG 

London has retained its position as the premier venue for capital raising in Europe – with companies raising £16.3bn through IPOs and follow-ons during Q1 2021, amounting to double the value of the next two largest exchanges on the continent (Dealogic, April 2021). The latest

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London: Financial Capital of the World

For centuries, London’s resilient markets and institutions have powered the world’s economy.  Through business and economic cycles and amidst times of great change and challenge London Stock Exchange has supported businesses by connecting them with capital.

London’s DNA is international. It has always been a global financial capital. That is as evident now as

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Deliveroo IPO: Case Study

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In just eight years, Deliveroo has grown from delivering food from three restaurants in Chelsea to delivering in over 800 towns and cities across 12 markets globally. Now its founder Will Shu has taken his company public.

The highlights for UK and European tech company founders:

Multi-bil

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Why choose London Stock Exchange for your tech IPO?

Tech is breaking barriers in London

The momentum behind London tech IPOs is gathering speed. In 2020, 40% of IPO proceeds were raised by tech and consumer internet companies. We saw 8 new tech and consumer internet companies join London Stock Exchange including companies such as THG an

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How London’s oldest market is pioneering new investment opportunities

Investors from around the world have long trusted the trading environment in London – and for more than 150 years they have been investing in London’s investment funds.

“Investment funds are one of the longest running parts of the London market,” says Dr Darko Hajdukovic, Head of Multi Asset, Primary Markets and Investment Funds at London Stock Exchange. A remarkable number of these

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London: the route to global investing

London stands in the middle of the world’s trading day. It is open from when the Asian markets are closing, right through to when the American markets are opening and continuing to trade. It is in the ideal time zone to enable Asian investors to manage risk, react to news and pursue their trading strategies constantly and efficiently during and after Asian market hours.

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Sustainable Finance News

Towards the end of 2019 London Stock Exchange launched the Green Economy Mark and Sustainable Bond Market. At the time we hosted our first Sustainable Finance Summit and launched our Guide to Green Finance. Whilst the outbreak of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the economy and our day to day lives, we’ve seen continued interest and momentum across the green finance ecosystem and markets have

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Fixed Income Pulse: LIBOR Transition - Update for Issuers and Market Participants

Regulators have made the need to transition away from the use of £-LIBOR as a benchmark clear Market participants with exposure to £-LIBOR must now be preparing comprehensive transition strategies to be ready for the phasing out of £-LIBOR LSEG remains committed to supporting our clients through this transition and offers a suite of products designed to assist market participants in their

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Keep your options open in volatile times with London Stock Exchange Group’s International Order Book (IOB)

IOB’s diversity and flexibility helps investors respond to market uncertainty

Every portfolio manager will consider an investment idea from many angles before moving to implementation. In unpredictable market conditions, most will pay particularly close attention to their choice of vehicle for the idea, assessing room for manoeuvre should circumstances change. So far in 2020, portfolio

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Why North American firms should be looking at a London IPO

An Alabama-based oil and gas company that raised nearly $800m in equity and completed 11 acquisitions with a value of $1.8bn in 3 years. A San Francisco-founded payments technology company that has provided a profitable exit for its market leading VC investors, while also making strategic acquisitions. A New York-based life sciences company which raised $50m and less than two years later

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London Stock Exchange establishes the Sustainable Bond Market Advisory Group

London Stock Exchange announces the establishment of the Sustainable Bond Market Advisory Group  Advisory Group will act as a consultative body for London Stock Exchange on developments in sustainable finance  Follows the recent expansion of London Stock Exchange’s sustainable finance offering including new companies eligible for Green Economy Mark and the launch of sustainability-linked bonds

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Stepping up, not slowing down: How London’s equity markets are supporting the healthcare and technology sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the market turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, companies listed on London’s markets have had continued access capital - not only to strengthen their working capital requirements but also to drive innovation and fund growth. The technology and healthcare sectors have been prominent in their activity.

In the first half of 2020, companies have raised £23.7bn in IPO and

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The green economy report: How issuers are leading the drive to a low-carbon economy

The Green Economy Mark, first introduced in 2019, highlights companies and investment funds listed on all segments of London Stock Exchange’s Main Market and AIM that are driving the global green economy. To qualify for the Green Economy Mark, companies and funds must generate 50% or more of their total annual revenues from green activities. In 2020, there are 86 issuers, including 23 closed-

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Providing capital and confidence: the vital role of London’s markets during the COVID pandemic

It has been an unprecedented six months.

Flexibility, speed and resilience were the hallmarks of London’s initial response during the testing period of February and March, with extreme levels of volatility and record numbers of trades.

London’s markets remained open and robust in the face of these extreme conditions. But at the time, there were questions about how the capital

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Debt Capital Markets Update Q2 2020

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We are pleased to share LSEG’s Quarterly Debt Capital Markets (DCM) update for Q2 2020. The update provides a review of global DCM activity and key highlights from London Stock Exchange, including how our markets are reacting to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how we can support your

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London: At the heart of Global Capital Markets

As part of the newly agreed partnership between London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Wind, the largest financial markets data provider in China, the Alderman William Russell, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of City of London, LSEG, KWM, Schroders and Barclays discuss the varied products available for global investors in London and the innovation that the market continues to offer. 

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Fixed Income Pulse: Newly enhanced londonstockexchange.com site

Maximise your visibility on the newly enhanced londonstockexchange.com site

London Stock Exchange’s website has been enhanced to give it a fresh look and feel and to deliver a better user experience. We’ve created a new personal investing section and implemented enhanced data and search with dynamically updated market data pages, heatmaps and powerful price and instrument search

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Fixed Income Pulse: Sustainability-Linked Bonds now eligible on Sustainable Bond Market

London Stock Exchange welcomes the launch of the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles, administered by ICMA Sustainable Bond Market eligibility criteria updated to allow Sustainability-Linked Bonds to be admitted under the dedicated Issuer-Level Segment Allows for differentiation between

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Celebrating 25 years of AIM

25 years ago, AIM was launched to provide a platform for growth companies to raise equity capital. In that time over 3,800 companies, operating in 79 countries around the world, have raised £118bn of capital, making AIM the most successful growth market in the world.

To mark this occasion, we’ve published a report looking at AIM’s achievements, including research from Grant Thornton on

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Navigating the New World

We’ve worked with partners and contacts from across the London capital markets community to bring together content and insights to support our issuers through the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Take a look at our page ‘Navigating the New World’ to find details of videos, blogs and webinars covering a wide range of topics

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Technical Update: Submission process for applications to London Stock Exchange's Sustainable Bond Market

As outlined in our technical update titled “Launch of the Sustainable Bond Market”, London Stock Exchange announced the launch of its expanded Sustainable Bond Market (SBM) in October 2019.
 
SBM offers dedicated segments for social and sustainability bonds, in addition to

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Bank of England updates its eligibility criteria for the Corporate Bond Purchase Scheme

In a consolidated market notice published on 01 May 2020, the Bank of England (BoE) updated its Corporate Bond Purchase Scheme (CBPS) eligibility criteria to allow the BoE the discretion to include securities admitted to multilateral trading facilities operated by recognised stock exchanges regulated in the EEA.

This updated criteria provides a route for the BoE to include

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