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At the heart of global financial markets

Since its foundation in 1571, London Stock Exchange has grown a global footprint from a strong UK heritage. The UK has a history of being a great place to start and grow a business – and the innovation, creativity and entrepreneurialism that has always been the key to the UK’s success, is tangibly demonstrated by the companies listed and traded on our markets.

From dynamic start-ups to established FTSE 100 firms, London Stock Exchange is proud to offer a range of capital raising and trading options to suit different company needs and offer access to one of the world’s deepest and most diverse pools of global investment capital.  For UK companies, a London Stock Exchange listing maximises access to long-term patient capital and liquidity, helping companies attract an unparalleled range of domestic and international investors.   

The Main Market, our flagship market for larger, more established companies continues to attract UK mid- and large-cap businesses from across all sectors.  Meanwhile, AIM provides growing companies with access to a set of institutional and retail investors and a supportive advisory community who understand the needs of entrepreneurial businesses.

From start-up to stardom

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the drivers of growth in our economy, creating jobs and supporting business growth. Their dynamism plays a huge part in the UK’s ability to innovate and export, and, in doing so, creates high-quality jobs for the next generation.  At London Stock Exchange Group, we are proud to support the growth of our SME community through the annual publication of our 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report, celebrating Britain’s fastest-growing and dynamic businesses, and AIM, a resilient platform and ecosystem that helps ambitious companies across the world raise capital and realise their growth potential.

Supporting companies throughout changing business and economic cycles, AIM has become the most successful growth market in the world. AIM companies create jobs, drive productivity, and foster innovation and exports.

Find out about companies we have welcomed to our markets

London Stock Exchange welcomes the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP, the UK Foreign Secretary, as she opens the market to celebrate the launch of British International Investment (BII). Formerly known as CDC, BII will act as the UK’s development finance institution which will invest in infrastructure and technology in low- and middle-income countries across Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

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London Stock Exchange Group welcomes Pensioenfonds Detailhandel’s CreditRisk SDG Aligned Fund

Working closely with index provider FTSE Russell and asset manager BlackRock, Pensioenfonds Detailhandel is making its third significant sustainable investment based on UN SDGs, with a EUR 3 billion allocation in the credit market. The custom built FTSE Euro Credit SDG-Aligned Index, which is used as the benchmark for the new passively managed fund, is one of the first of its ki

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Polymetal International plc celebrating 10th Listing Anniversary

Polymetal International plc was today welcomed to London Stock Exchange to mark 10 years since its listing in 2011.

Polymetal International plc is a top-10 global gold and silver producer, operating in Russia and Kazakhstan. Polymetal is the only gold mining company in the FTSE 100 and the only mining company from the CIS in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. The Company has a portfoli

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Meet the team

Neil Shah

Senior Business Development Manager -

Tech Sector Specialist

Tim Davis

Regional Head, UK Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange

Bod Buckby

Head of UK Primary Markets, North                                        

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