London: Equity Capital Markets

Whilst there has been a global decline in the number of new public listings, the UK has long been a popular listing destination, particularly for overseas companies who are looking to raise finance on a public securities market. A listing on a UK market allows issuers to access a wide investor base whilst raising its international profile and affording internationally recognised protections for its shareholders. London offers a diverse range of markets with different levels of regulation suitable for both larger and smaller domestic and international issuers. As at 31 October 2012, there were 2493 companies listed on the UK Main Market.

In April 2010, following the FSA’s lengthy review of the Listing Regime, a new regime came into effect so that issuers are able to choose whether to list their securities on the premium or standard segments of the Main Market…

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