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London Stock Exchange welcomes HANetf celebrating the launch of the Global Online Retail UCITS ETF

HANetf are delighted to announce the launch of the Global Online Retail UCITS ETF (LSE ticker: IBUY) on London Stock Exchange platform today.

The fund seeks to provide exposure to the rapidly growing online e-commerce market as competitive pricing, shopping convenience, greater product

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Caerus Mineral Resources to the Main Market

This morning, London Stock Exchange is pleased to welcome Caerus Mineral Resources as it begins trading on the standard segment of the Main Market under the ticker “CMRS”, having completed a £2.25 million raise. 

Caerus is the first mining company to list on the Main Market this year and provides the Market with exposure to the burgeoning energy metals space in Europe.

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Cellular Goods to the Main Market

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes Cellular Goods plc to trading on the standard segment of the Main Market under the ticker “CBX” after it raised gross proceeds of £13 million through a 13 times oversubscribed IPO.

Cellular will be the first pure-play biosynthetic cannabinoids consumer products company to list on London Stock Exchange, providing the investor community with a

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Cornish Metals Inc. to AIM

London Stock Exchange welcomes Cornish Metals, a mineral exploration and development company focused on its mining projects in Cornwall, United Kingdom, to the Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”) under the ticker “CUSN” after it raised gross proceeds of £8.2 million through an oversubscribed placing.

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Darktrace to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

Darktrace plc, the UK-based, leading autonomous cyber security AI company, has today reached a major milestone in its trajectory of rapid growth as it is admitted to the Premium Listing Segment of the Official List. It is trading on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange, having raised gross proceeds of £165m via a global share offer.  At the placing price of 250p per share, the company

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

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes Wickes Group plc (“Wickes” or “the Group”) to the Premium Listing Segment of the Official List and to trading on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange. 

This follows the de-merger of the Group from Travis Perkins plc. No new funds have been raised. Wickes’s ticker is WIX.L and its free float is 100%.

Significant shareholders incl

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London Stock Exchange welcomes IDB Invest to London Stock Exchange’s Sustainable Bond Market

Today, London Stock Exchange announces that IDB Invest, the IDB Group’s private sector institution rated Aa1/AA/AAA, issued its inaugural USD 1 Billion Sustainable Benchmark Bond at the standard segment of the Main Market after it raised USD 1 billion in funding through a 5-year fixed rate benchmark issue and was 1.4 times oversubscribed.

This was IDB Invest’s inaugural benchmark

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Fix Price to the Main Market

Fix Price, one of the leading variety value retailers globally and the largest in Russia, today joins the Main Market of London Stock Exchange.

Fix Price pioneered the variety value retail model – familiar to both investors and consumers worldwide as “dollar stores” – in Russia. Today there are more than 4,200 Fix Price stores in the company’s home market and neighbouring countries. 

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London Stock Exchange welcomes tinyBuild Inc. to AIM

London Stock Exchange is delighted to welcome tinyBuild Inc. to AIM, which has raised gross proceeds of £36 million through its IPO, valuing the video games publisher and developer at £340 million on Admission. The Company is trading under the ticker “TBLD”. 
 
Founded in 2013 by Alex Nichiporchik (CEO), Luke Burtis (COO) and Tom Brien, tinyBuild began as an indie game developer

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London Stock Exchange Group celebrates International Women's Day 2021 - Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

For the seventh consecutive year,  a global collaboration across over 100 exchanges around the world plan to hold a bell ringing event to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 (8 March 20201).  The events - which started on Monday 1 March, will last for two weeks - are a partnership between

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London Stock Exchange celebrates FTSE Russell’s partnership on derivatives with Cboe Global Markets

Today, London Stock Exchange markets were opened by Cboe Global Markets and FTSE Russell to mark the launch of Mini-Russell 2000® Index Options.

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Frank Russell Company (now part of FTSE Russell) was one

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London Stock Exchange welcomes FlexShares® by Northern Trust Asset Management to celebrate the launch of its FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds in Europe

Today, London Stock Exchange markets were opened by Northern Trust Asset Management to celebrate the launch of two climate focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs): the FlexShares® Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QVFD) and the FlexShares® Developed Market High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QDFD). 

The Funds represent the first FlexShares’ ETFs available in Europe

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Virgin Wines to AIM

The Norwich-based company’s Ordinary Shares were admitted to trading at 8.00am on Tuesday 2nd March 2021, under the stock market ticker VINO. The Admission price was 197p, resulting in a market capitalisation of £110 million. 

Virgin Wines is one of the UK’s largest direct-to-consumer wine retailers which has a reputation for supplying and curating high quality products, excellent

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Cellular Goods to the Main Market

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes Cellular Goods plc to trading on the standard segment of the Main Market under the ticker “CBX” after it raised gross proceeds of £13 million through a 13 times oversubscribed IPO.

Cellular will be the first pure-play biosynthetic cannabinoids consumer products company to list on London Stock Exchange, providing the investor community with a

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Ecobank Nigeria celebrating its bond issuance

Ecobank Nigeria has today opened the market at London Stock Exchange via a virtual ceremony to mark the listing of its five-year fixed rate senior unsecured US$300 million bond.

Ecobank Nigeria, a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the parent company of the  Ecobank Group, provides the full suite of banking products, services and solutions through multiple channels to

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Auction Technology Group to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes Auction Technology Group to trading on the Main Market by way of a premium listing.

ATG has been serving the auction industry since its origins as the Antiques Trade Gazette in 1971. It now operates the world’s leading marketplaces for curated online auctions, seamlessly connecting bidders from around the world to trusted auctioneers across three

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London Stock Exchange welcomes 4basebio UK Societas to AIM

London Stock Exchange welcomes 4basebio UK Societas (“4basebio”, “4bb” or the “Company”) to AIM today. The Cambridge-based Company’s Ordinary Shares were admitted to trading at 8.00am on Wednesday 17th February 2021.  

The Company’s TIDM is 4BB.LON and at the Admission price of 118p, has a market capitalisation of £14.53m. No new equity has been raised.  

On 8 December 2020,

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Kanabo Group PLC to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Kanabo Group Plc (“Kanabo” or the “Company”) to trading on the Main Market. Kanabo (LSE: KNB) successfully completed an IPO of £6 million that was oversubscribed, giving it a market capitalisation of approximately £23.4 million on admission. 

Kanabo aims to create a new standard in the medical cannabis industry by building an ecosystem that improves

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Cornish Metals Inc. to AIM

London Stock Exchange welcomes Cornish Metals, a mineral exploration and development company focused on its mining projects in Cornwall, United Kingdom, to the Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”) under the ticker “CUSN” after it raised gross proceeds of £8.2 million through an oversubscribed placing.

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited to the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market

London Stock Exchange welcomed Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited to the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market today, after it raised gross proceeds of £370million pursuant to its initial public offering.

Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited’s investment objective is to seek to generate attractive total returns for shareholders over the longer term, comprising capital

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Grit Real Estate Income Group to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

London Stock Exchange welcomes Grit Real Estate Income Group to the Premium Segment of the Main Market today. This follows a rigorous step-up process by the Company that further strengthens Grit’s position to deliver increased value and sustainable growth and enhances the company’s profile with a broader base of potential investors.

Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited is a leading

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London Stock Exchange welcomes MGC Pharma to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes MGC Pharmaceuticals ("MGC Pharma" or the "Company") (LSE, ASX: MXC), a Bio-Pharma company with a “Nature to Medicine” strategy at the forefront of the emerging global phytocannabinoid derived medicines looking on the London Main Market Listing. MGC Pharma is the first medicinal cannabis related company to join the Main Market of the bourse.

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Foresight Group Holdings to the Premium Segment of the Main Market and celebrates its Green Economy Mark

London Stock Exchange welcomes Foresight Group Holdings Limited (“Foresight Group” or “Foresight”) to trading on the Main Market by way of a premium listing. Foresight Group (ticker: FSG) is an award-winning infrastructure asset and private equity investment manager that specialises in providing investment opportunities in difficult-to-access private markets to both institutional and retail

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Supreme plc to AIM

Supreme plc has achieved a market capitalisation of over £156 million by successfully raising £67.5 million in an oversubscribed placing, as it joined AIM on Monday, 1 February 2021. 

As a leading manufacturer, supplier and brand owner of fast-moving consumer products, Supreme has myriad capabilities spanning from product development and manufacturing through to its extensive retail

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