List in London. Reach the World
Where to IPO? Technology founders must get the answers right to secure their businesses future. London is the world’s most international exchange - with a global investor network eager to form lasting partnerships that enable companies to choose their own route to market and scale sustainably. London is the smart choice.
Why IPO in London?
Companies are choosing to IPO in London for access to a more supportive growth platform, a truly global investor network, and the chance to form a long-term partnership.
126 IPOs &
The largest number of IPO’s since 2014 and the highest amount of capital raised since 2007.
Over £100bn has been raised since 2020 by new and existing clients, helping London retain its position as the most active capital market outside of the US and Greater China.
London Stock Exchange is home to over 220 tech and consumer internet companies. You’ll be in great company with UK and global tech champions.
Right touch environment to nurture business
The UK market offers a supportive ecosystem and is less costly and litigious than other markets, enabling management teams to focus on running and growing their business.
Open to companies of all sizes from around the world
The most international exchange in the world - attracting international investors and issuers. 38% of our issuers are headquartered outside of London.
The listing destination for British tech and consumer internet companies
The UK has produced more unicorns than any other country outside of the US and Greater China. Growing businesses can achieve unmatched relevance.
Momentum in London
With a rapidly maturing tech sector, unprecedented public market investor support for tech capital raising, and a fast growing pipeline of tech IPOs, London is now a global destination for tech & consumer internet companies. Get the full story in our 2021 Tech & Consumer Internet Prospectus.
Darktrace: Global leader in Cyber AI Delivers IPO
Using machine learning and AI to protect clients from sophisticated cyberattacks, the next-generation intelligence of Darktrace’s homegrown software proved to be irresistible for global tech investors.
Going direct: a Wise decision
Global technology company, Wise, became London’s first direct listing of a technology company - accelerating its mission to save customers from spending £149bn on currency exchange fees every year.
Trustpilot: Denmark’s tech unicorn puts its trust in London
The online review platform and Danish tech unicorn put its trust in London’s Main Market - with its high standards of regulation and corporate government. The reward? A £1.1bn market capitalisation.
London Stock Exchange Podcast • Episode 1
Trustpilot: Behind its London IPO
Host: Stephen Kelly, Chairman, Tech Nation
Guest: Peter Holten Mühlmann, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Trustpilot
What doors have opened for Danish tech unicorn Trustpilot since its London IPO? We hear from Peter Holten Mühlmannon decisions made along the way, brand credibility and London’s long-term investor base.
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Life after IPO: Kape Technologies
Ido Erlichman, CEO of Kape Technologies shares the inside track on Kape Technologies’ rise on AIM. Ido shares his advice on how to successfully transform your company while remaining public and leveraging AIM to help grow your business both organically and through acquisition. Hear from Ido on how public company leaders can deliver scale-up success.
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What’s driving tech IPOs in London
Will 2021 be a record year for tech IPOs in London? LSEG’s Charlie Walker and Neil Shah reveal why large and early-stage tech and tech-enabled companies are flocking to London to fund their growth plans.
AIM Big: Achieving a successful IPO in London
Sara Murray OBE has scaled and successfully exited multiple businesses in her career to date. We dive into the decisions Sara made in the lead up to the Big Technologies IPO and how Sara ensured the company was prepared for the big day.
Going direct: a Wise decision
Taavet Hinrikus started his tech career as one of the first employees of Skype and went on to successfully create scale and list Wise (formerly Transferwise) with his friend and co-founder, Kristo Käärmann. Wise took global capital markets by storm in July 2021, as the largest ever listing of a Tech company in London. In this episode, CEO & Chairperson of Founders’ Forum, Brent Hoberman, sits down to discuss the direct listing journey with Taavet.
Starting to explore your tech IPO options? Get in touch with a member of the LSEG team today to learn why a London partnership ensures a more supportive listing experience than any other international exchange – and how we can help you to build a smarter, more sustainable growth strategy.
Tech Sector Specialist