United Kingdom
Providing long-term capital for ambitious businesses

United Kingdom at a glance

£34bn+
has been raised by UK companies at IPO in the past five years
£119bn
of Assets Under Management is benchmarked to the FTSE all-Share
1,000+
UK companies have raised capital on our markets in the past five years
743,000
was the daily average number of trades in UK companies last year

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 ELITE, a pioneering platform and ecosystem that helps private, ambitious companies grow and raise capital.

ELITE offers company executives access to the skills, knowledge and networks they need to scale up their businesses.  ELITE connects management teams to advisers, experts, and business leaders as well as each other, giving them the confidence to navigate and maximise opportunities for growth. ELITE also operates its own funding platform to enable efficient access to capital from a wide range of private and professional investors (debt and equity providers), helping companies achieve their potential. We remain passionate about supporting companies from across the UK and in 2019, we launched ELITE Scotland in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Find out about companies we have welcomed to our markets

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London Stock Exchange celebrates FTSE Russell’s partnership on derivatives with Singapore Exchange (SGX)

Today, London Stock Exchange markets were opened by Singapore Exchange (SGX) and FTSE Russell to mark the launch of Futures contracts tracking ESG indexes.

SGX FTSE Emerging ESG Index Futures
SGX FTSE Emerging Asia ESG Index Futures
SGX FTSE Asia ex Japan ESG Index Futures
SGX FTSE Blossom Japan Index Futures

As sustainable investing becomes more and mor

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London Stock Exchange welcomes One Heritage Group plc to the main market

London Stock Exchange welcomes One Heritage Group PLC (“One Heritage”) to trading on the Main Market by the way of a standard listing. The Group undertakes developments to create self-contained apartments while also refurbishing existing residential properties to create Co-living accommodation. It listed on 23 December 2020 having successfully raised £930,000 through a subscription and placemen

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust plc to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

Today London Stock Exchange markets were opened by Schroders and Big Society Capital to celebrate the listing of the Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust plc.

It is a new investment trust focused on investing in social impact investments that seek to address a range of issues including tackling the significant increase in homelessness, providing support for people with learning disab

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Meet the team

Claire Dorrian

Head of UK Primary Markets, South                                         

Tim Davis

Regional Head, UK Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange

Bod Buckby

Head of UK Primary Markets, North                                        

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