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London International Shipping Week 2021

London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21) is seen throughout the world as the ‘must attend’ international maritime event of the year. London is the historic centre of global trade and world shipping and stands at the heart of international commerce. Its long-standing maritime institutions have been servicing the global shipping industry for centuries and that role co

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London Stock Exchange welcomes RTW Venture Fund Limited to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

RTW Venture Fund Limited, an investment company focused on identifying transformative assets with high growth potential across the biopharmaceutical and medical technology sectors, today announces admission of all of its ordinary shares to listing on the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the Premium Segme

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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

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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

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London Stock Exchange welcomes LungLife AI

London Stock Exchange welcomes LungLife AI, Inc. to trading on AIM. In July 2021 LungLife successfully raised gross proceeds of £17 million and the Company’s market capitalisation on admission was £45 million with a free float of 50.6%. 

LungLife AI’s mission is to make a significant impact in the early detection of lung cancer. The Company is a develop

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Likewise Group plc to AIM

Likewise is a UK distributor of both domestic and commercial floorcoverings and matting. It is challenging the established competitors in the industry by providing access to a wide choice of flooring from multiple manufacturers across the globe at competitive prices for its customers. The Directors believe they have an opportunity to build a

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London International Shipping Week 2021

London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21) is seen throughout the world as the ‘must attend’ international maritime event of the year. London is the historic centre of global trade and world shipping and stands at the heart of international commerce. Its long-standing maritime institutions have been servicing the global shipping industry for centuries and that role

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London Stock Exchange welcomes LungLife AI

London Stock Exchange welcomes LungLife AI, Inc. to trading on AIM. In July 2021 LungLife successfully raised gross proceeds of £17 million and the Company’s market capitalisation on admission was £45 million with a free float of 50.6%. 

LungLife AI’s mission is to make a significant impact in the early detection of lung cancer. The Company is a developer of

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Likewise Group plc to AIM

Likewise is a UK distributor of both domestic and commercial floorcoverings and matting. It is challenging the established competitors in the industry by providing access to a wide choice of flooring from multiple manufacturers across the globe at competitive prices for its customers. The Directors believe they have an opportunity to build

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London Stock Exchange welcomes BiVictriX Therapeutics plc

London Stock Exchange today welcomes BiVictriX Therapeutics plc (“BiVictriX”), a rapidly emerging drug discovery and development company that begins trading on AIM under the ticker symbol BVX, following a successful initial public offering.

BiVictriX has successfully raised gross proceeds of £7.5 million

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London Stock Exchange welcomes the Republic of Cameroon

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the Republic of Cameroon issuing its EUR685m 5.950% notes due June 2032 to London Stock Exchange’s Main Market. This is an inaugural listing of Cameroon’s sovereign Eurobonds on London Stock Exchange.

The Republic of Cameroon is the powerhouse of the

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London Stock Exchange welcomes RTW Venture Fund Limited to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

RTW Venture Fund Limited, an investment company focused on identifying transformative assets with high growth potential across the biopharmaceutical and medical technology sectors, today announces admission of all of its ordinary shares to listing on the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the Premium Segment of

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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

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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 the

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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 by

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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

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Northcoders Group PLC to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Northcoders Group plc (‘Northcoders’), an independent provider of training programmes for software coding, to AIM under the stock market ticker CODE. The Admission price was 180p, resulting in a market capitalisation of £12.5milion. The Group joins the market to allow it to access the capital it needs to facilitate its growth strategy, particularly enabling

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Bridgepoint Group plc to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

Today, Bridgepoint, the UK headquartered, leading mid-market private asset firm in the world, has reached an important milestone as it begins trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Bridgepoint priced its initial public offering at 350 pence per share, leading to a total market capitalisation at the commencement of conditional dealings at approximately £2,881 million, which

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Draper Esprit plc to the Main Market

Draper Esprit, a leading venture capital firm investing in and developing high growth digital technology businesses, today announces that it has moved its listings from London’s AIM and Dublin’s Euronext Growth Market to their respective main market partners. Its shares will today begin trading on the Premium Segment of London’s Main Market with a secondary listing on Euronext Dublin. 

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Zenova Group Plc to AIM

London Stock Exchange welcomes Zenova Group Plc to AIM in order to facilitate its plan to introduce its innovative cutting edge technologically driven products.

Zenova has developed a set of new fire safety and temperature management products that address the most pressing problems in this sector in a very efficient and cost effective way.
These comprise fire retardant paints

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Rize ETF celebrating the launch of its new ETF targeting environmental sustainability

London, UK – 23 July 2021 – Rize UCITS ICAV (“Rize ETF”), Europe’s first specialist thematic ETF issuer, has today unveiled a brand new ETF targeting environmental sustainability. The Rize Environmental Impact 100 UCITS ETF (LIFE) is the first ETF of its kind in Europe, and is available to buy from today on London Stock Exchange trading under the tickers LIFE (USD) and LVNG (GBP). In addition

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London Stock Exchange welcomes GENincode plc to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes GENinCode plc (“GENinCode” or the “Company” with the LSE-AIM ticker “GENI”), the cardiovascular disease (“CVD”) risk assessment company focused on predictive genetics for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The Company is incorporated in England and Wales with its UK headquarters in Oxford. 

The Company has successfully raised £17 million in

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London Stock Exchange Group welcomes Andrew Griffith MP, UK's Net Zero Business Champion, celebrating the FTSE 100 contribution to the Race to Zero

Hosted by London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), the UK Net Zero Business Champion Andrew Griffith MP celebrated the FTSE100 companies that have committed to a greener, sustainable world via the UN’s Race to Zero
 
Nearly half of the FTSE100 companies, including LSEG, have now joined the Race to Zero, a global UN campaign rallying

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Microlise Group plc to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Microlise Group plc (AIM: SAAS) to trading on AIM.

Microlise is a leading provider of transport management software to fleet operators helping them to improve efficiency, safety, and reduce emissions. These improvements are delivered through reduced fuel use, reduced mileage travelled, improved driver performance, fewer accidents, elimination of

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