What are the benefits of being a public company?


  • Raise capital for growth both at time of admission and through further capital raisings
  • Create a market for your company’s shares, broadening your company’s shareholder base
  • Establish an objective market value for your company
  • Encourage employee commitment and long-term motivation with share schemes
  • Use quoted shares as acquisition currency
  • Create a heightened public profile and credibility
  • Provide liquidity in your company’s shares

Why choose London Stock Exchange?


  • Access the deepest pool of international capital in the world
  • High quality advisory community and sell-side research coverage
  • Respected, balanced and fair regulatory environment and legal framework
  • Resilient market technology and world-class market surveillance
  • Proven levels of sustained liquidity in a central time zone
  • Multiple routes to market to suit different types of issuer and different funding routes
  • A global hub for sustainable finance with a green economy classification for its equity issuers 



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Take our quick online assessment to find out how London Stock Exchange can support you through your next phase of expansion.

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Genflow Biosciences Plc to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Genflow Biosciences Plc, a UK-based biotechnology company focused on longevity and the development of therapies to counteract the effects of aging and diseases associated with advanced age, to the Standard Listing Segment of the Main Market, under the ticker symbol "GENF".

Genflow Biosciences opened th

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Libertine Holdings PLC to AIM

The London Stock Exchange today welcomes Libertine Holdings PLC, a developer of Linear Generator technology, to AIM, trading under the ticker symbol LIB.”

Libertine’s linear electrical machines, controls and developer tools together form a technology platform (intelliGEN™) which the Group provides to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for the development of clean, highly efficien

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Aptamer Group plc

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Aptamer Group plc (“Aptamer” or “the Group” or “the Company”), the developer of novel Optimer® binders to enable innovation in the life sciences industry, onto the AIM market. The Company has raised a total of c.£10.8 million at 117p per ordinary share and has joined AIM with a market capital

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Public Policy Holding Company to AIM

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Public Policy Holding Company (PPHC), a leading bi-partisan, full-service US government affairs business headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, to AIM under the symbol ‘PPHC’.

PPHC operates a portfolio of independent firms offering public affairs, crisis management, lobbying and advocacy services

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UK companies

Marcus Stuttard

Head of UK Primary Markets and AIM


International companies

Tom Attenborough 

Head of International Business Development

Global Companies

Charlie Walker

Head of Equity Primary Markets