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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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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 dynamic markets are responding to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent shock waves through the global economy and forced huge changes to the way individuals, companies and nations live and work.

It has been a truly testing period. The markets have experienced significant volatility, showing a steepest-ever fall of 30% from peak to trough in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. In the week that followed the UK lockdown there were 2.9m

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Fair and orderly markets vital for ETFs

Ivan Gilmore, Head of Exchange Traded Products & Global Product Development, London Stock Exchange writes that with the ETF market having just celebrated its 20th anniversary in Europe, it is a good time to reflect on what the ecosystem is currently delivering for ETF investors.

ETFs have become widely adopted across the globe with investors looking to utilise the ETF ‘wrapper’ to

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20th anniversary of first ETF listing

How do you build and grow a market? At London Stock Exchange, our approach has always been guided by our four pillars: innovation; partnership; integrity; and excellence. Over the 20 years since we welcomed our first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), we’ve applied these principles to the continually developing needs of issuers and investors in this fast-moving market. Today, with a 22%

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Discover the London listed investment funds market

The London listed investment fund market is more than 150 years old and provides investors exposure to a broad range of geographies and asset classes via a single listed investment fund.

What is a closed-end investment fund? Watch our short film to find out.

Listed investment funds are actively managed, closed-end structures with shares listed and

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Debt Capital Markets update Q1 2020

We are pleased to share LSEG’s Quarterly Debt Capital Markets (DCM) update for Q1 2020.The update provides a review of global DCM activity and key highlights from London Stock Exchange Group, including how we are responding to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how we can support your business during this uncertain time.

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Fixed Income Pulse: African Development Bank Group $3 billion "Fight Covid-19" social bond

London Stock Exchange welcomes African Development Bank Group’s first transaction on the Sustainable Bond Market (SBM). Raising $3 billion, the “Fight COVID-19” social bond is the largest green, social or sustainable bond on London Stock Exchange’s SBM from any issuer globally.

The proceeds will be utilised towards enhancing access to essential services,

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Fixed Income Pulse: London Stock Exchange supporting issuers of social and sustainability bonds that mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Admission fees for social and sustainability bonds that aim to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 with relevant use-of-proceeds waived for 3 months. Applies to bonds that are admitted to London Stock Exchange, and meet the eligibility criteria for the Sustainable Bond Market’s social or sustainability segments

During this period of exceptional market volatility and global uncertainty due to the

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London Stock Exchange – Update to market participants

London Stock Exchange takes its responsibility to ensure the orderly functioning of markets and continuity of services for its customers and other stakeholders very seriously

We have robust business continuity arrangements in place, which are regularly tested, to ensure the safe and orderly functioning of our business and are in close contact with regulators and stakeholders around the

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Powering Africa's access to Capital Markets

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The listing of Kenya’s first Green Kenyan Shilling bond issued by Acorn Holdings, attended by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ghana Stock Exchange & LSEG, attended by H.E. President Nana Akufo-Addo International Bank for Reconstruction & Development’s first Rwandan Franc bond, attended by Jingdong Hua, Vice

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Debt Capital Markets Update - Quarterly & Full Year 2019

We are pleased to share London Stock Exchange's quarterly Debt Capital Markets (DCM) update for Q4 and the year 2019, and a look at what lies ahead in 2020.

The update provides a review of global DCM activity, as well as key product developments and deal highlights from London Stock Exchange's markets.

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FTSE 100 Stocks listed in London

Sitting at the heart of the world’s most international financial market, London Stock Exchange has always played a central role in attracting ambitious companies from around the world with globally-minded investors. Key to that role is a continual effort to raise awareness of the unrivalled investor base that exists in London seeking exposure to international companies. Similarly, we work to

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2019 - A year of innovation

2019 saw the launch of a number of new initiatives at London Stock Exchange

We were proud to launch Shanghai London Stock Connect, bringing together one the world’s largest domestic capital markets with one of the world’s leading international markets. We strengthened London’s standing as a global hub for

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Sustainable finance for a sustainable future

London is a global hub for sustainable finance. The depth and breadth of our markets provide access to the deepest pool of capital, helping companies to lead the transition to a sustainable and low-carbon economy. Look at our campaign to find out about the Green Economy Mark for issuers and the Sustainable Bond Market. Access our ESG disclosure assessment tool and download our free

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IPO Insights November 2019

On 22 November, London Stock Exchange hosted its invitation-only IPO Forum for more than 100 CEOs and CFOs of private companies, where they were able to hear from institutional investors, professional advisers and companies that have been through the IPO process. This short report captures the key themes of the discussion, with important considerations for any company planning an IPO now or in

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AIM for growth

Visit our AIM campaign to: find out about the benefits of AIM, read some of the stories of AIM listed companies, download our free Guide for Entrepreneurs and take our online assessment tool to find out if your company is at the right stage for AIM.

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Initial public offerings (IPOs) : Why companies from the MEA region are talking about London listings

This year, four of the largest five Middle East and African IPOs have listed solely in London. The flotations of Network International, Airtel Africa, Finablr and Helios Towers highlights London Stock Exchange’s position as the world’s leading cross-border IPO destination.

Throughout the year, the London Stock Exchange team has been discussing growth aspirations with management teams

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Initial public offerings (IPOs) : Why companies from Europe, Russia and the CIS are talking about London listings

Six of the top 10 IPOs in London in 2019 have been from international issuers. Over the past 12 months, we have seen listings from the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler Coca-Cola European Partners, the world’s leading uranium producer Kazatomprom, and Slovenian bank NLB. This year, we are proud to have been able to support small and medium sized businesses such a Kazakh vanadium producer Ferro

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Fixed Income Pulse: China lists €4bn Sovereign Bonds in London

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) welcomed the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China for the listing of China’s Euro-denominated bonds in London. This is the first euro deal issued by China in 15 years and the second Chinese sovereign bond to list in London. The issuance received strong demand from international investors, including from the UK and Europe, and has set an

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