The London Stock Exchange is developing a new market solution to accelerate the availability of financing for projects that will support a just transition to a low-carbon economy. The goal is to address two major challenges: access to capital at scale for the development of new climate projects worldwide; and primary market access to a long-term supply of high-quality carbon cre
Oxford Nanopore’s co-founder and CEO Dr Gordon Sanghera describes why the company’s IPO was both “timely and natural” and supports the company’s ambitious growth plans.
ESG data and disclosure: a new tool for issuers
The number and scale of investors demanding greater disclosure of ESG-related data and integrating ESG into their capital allocation decision making continues to gather pace around the world.
The BlackRock Global Client Sustainable Investing Survey indicated that investors plan to
The landscape of IPO opportunities for ambitious, growth-hungry Indian companies is set to change dramatically once India’s forthcoming Direct Overseas Listing Policy is introduced.
This new policy will allow Indian incorporated companies to list on select overseas stock exchanges by issuing their common equity shares to overs
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.
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,
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
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
Highlights include: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
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.
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
2019 saw the launch of a number of new initiatives at London Stock ExchangeWe 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
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
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
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
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
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
Our Exchanging Ideas video series features experts from across the wider London Stock Exchange community and has been created to share key insights and topical information with individual investors. Our community of experts includes our own London Stock Exchange staff, the member firms that we work with on a daily basis to ensure effective running of the London markets and guest experts.