In the year that the UK will host COP26, sustainability is not only a national priority, but has become a mainstay on the financial sector’s agenda.
Investors globally are pushing forward the ESG investment agenda and demanding transparent climate-related disclosures. Equity funds pursuing an ESG strategy have seen significant growth, and corporates and sovereigns alike are tapp
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
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
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
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
This year, six of the top 10 IPOS in London have been from international issuers, including four from the Middle East & Africa. This 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 international management teams operating around the world; how an
On 11 October, London Stock Exchange announced the launch of its expanded Sustainable Bond Market (SBM), building upon the success of its existing green bond segments launched in 2015.
The SBM introduces new dedicated segments for social and sustainability bonds, in addition to the existing
London Stock Exchange welcomed Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s third sovereign bond transaction, raising $10bn in three tranches in the largest sovereign transaction on London’s markets in 2019. The deal follows successful issuances from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2016 and 2017. The bond attracted orders of more than $25bn from more than 650 accounts, helping
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London Stock Exchange plc welcomed the 100th bond admitted to its International Security Market (ISM) on 1 August 2019, with ICBC’s £600 million sterling bond.
Since its launch, ISM has admitted bonds from 42 issuers located in 16 countries across 6 continents and has raised £26.5 billion in 13
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), acting through its London branch, successfully issued a three-year GBP 600m bond on London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market. The issuance is the first ever GBP- denominated public bond offering by a Chinese bank – an important milestone for the sterling bond market and Asian issuers.
With the application date of the new Prospectus Regulation approaching on 21 July 2019, we explore the potential impacts for fixed income issuers and outline some considerations when choosing a listing venue. We explain how London Stock Exchange’s listing and admission options can help ensure the transition between regimes is as smooth as possible for issuers.
Republic of Chile has issued its first two international green bonds on the London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market. The notes are the first sustainable finance bonds to be issued by a sovereign in the Americas.
A 30-year US Dollar denominated bond was priced on 17 June and raised $1.42 bn, at a yield of 3.53%
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) – the first triple-A rated Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) to have been launched in 25 years - has issued its inaugural bond.
The 5-year $2.5 billion bond attracted orders of over $4.4 billion from over 90 investors across the globe representing 27 countries, including high profile central bank treasury accounts. The success of this
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (the HKSAR Government) has issued its first international green bond.
The 5-year $1bn bond – part of the Government’s HK$100bn Green Bond Programme - attracted orders of over $4 billion from over 100 accounts. With this issuance, the HKSAR
The decision to IPO your business is a profound and important one. Every company will have its own particular reasons for taking this step. Throughout the year, the London Stock Exchange talks with management teams around the world about their growth aspirations and how an IPO can help to deliver these. It is fascinating to hear their stories and their reasons for exploring this option.
On 1 May, London Stock Exchange hosted its IPO Forum, bringing together CEOs and CFOs of listed and private companies, institutional investors and professional advisers, to discuss, network and learn about listing on a public market. At this invitation-only event, panellists addressed a wide range of issues. Insights from the Forum are included in the report.
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London Stock Exchange welcomed the inaugural $12bn debut bond from Saudi Arabian Oil Company (ARAMCO).
Saudi Aramco's decision to list this landmark transaction on London Stock Exchange reflects the confidence in the exchange to cater to international investor demand for marquee transactions and the UK’s position as a global financial centre, with a
1000 Companies to Inspire is London Stock Exchange Group’s celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and Europe. As well as identifying 1,000 companies, the annual reports examine in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and