High-growth segment: new London Stock Exchange market now open
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has announced that its new market segment aimed at fast-growing companies is now open for applications for admission to trading. The newly-formed High Growth Segment will present opportunities for both companies and investors alike.
On 27 March the LSE published its final rulebook for the High Growth Segment, the new segment of the Main Market designed to assist high-growth companies requiring further capital to continue their growth. This follows the Government’s announcement in September 2012 of its intention to make the UK a more attractive listing destination for fast-growing, high-tech companies.
The rulebook sets out the criteria to be met by companies seeking admission to the High Growth Segment. By featuring less stringent requirements than for admission to the Official List, particularly in respect of the number of shares required to be in public hands, the eligibility criteria reflect the LSE’s aim to provide companies with a transitional route to the Official List, and to help them prepare for the listed markets over time…
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