800+: In 1995, AIM launched with ten companies valued at £82m. Today, AIM is home to around 850 companies with a combined market cap of £104bn.
£115bn+: Since 1995, over 3,865 companies have raised over £115bn on AIM.
£21.4m: The average amount of money raised during the first five years of AIM was £2.8m. During the past five years it has been £21.4m.
2.4bn: In its first full year of trading, the daily volume of trades of AIM companies averaged 21.9m. In the current year, it’s 2.4bn.
London Stock Exchange's market for small and medium size growth companies
AIM provides companies from a wide range of countries and sectors with access to a diverse set of investors and a supportive advisory community, who understand the needs of entrepreneurial businesses.
AIM launched 25 years ago with just ten companies and an aggregate value of £82m. More than two decades on, AIM has developed into the world’s most successful and established market for dynamic high-growth companies supported by a remarkable community of companies, advisors and investors.
AIM helps founders and entrepreneurs fulfil their growth ambitions and potential.
Why join AIM?
A diverse and highly knowledgeable investor base keen to provide capital to support growing companies. AIM companies have access to a range of institutional investors, a vibrant cohort of retail investors and, thanks to London’s unique status, an unparalleled pool of international capital.
Promotion of the company's image and brand on an international scale.
A network of advisors and liquidity providers who understand the needs of growing companies and are able to support them throughout their journey as a public company.
A regulatory approach that is specifically tailored to the needs of growing companies.
A market where companies can use shares as currency, to make acquisitions and grow the business.
The opportunity for companies to improve employee commitment by using shares as an incentive to encourage their long-term motivation.
A market where founders and management can run their business with the support of a wide range of investors.
Find out about AIM
AIM for growth
Discover the key benefits of joining AIM and tips from entrepreneurs.
Visit our AIM campaign to: find out about the benefits of AIM, read some of the stories of AIM listed companies, download our free Guide for Entrepreneurs and take our online assessment tool to find out if your company is at the right stage for AIM.