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14
Aug

Holland Bendelow Feature on GrowthBusiness.co.uk

11
Apr

Holland Bendelow has launched ‘The essential guide to AIM Cash Shells ’. This whitepaper provides an overview for companies that may be considering a reverse transaction into an AIM cash shell, and is designed to demystify the process of undertaking reverse transactions. To learn more about this invaluable guide and download your FREE copy please visit the website here.

27
Mar

Holland Bendelow  welcome the Governments consultation on the future of ISA’s in relation to AIM and ISDX companies. Undoubtedly initiatives such as this will be good news for both investors in small cap companies and the companies themselves. Our view is that the time is right to further stimulate investment in AIM and ISDX companies, and we would like to see consultation turn into action as soon as possible. To read more about this news see the full response here.

25
Mar

AIM Stock Market Receives Welcome Boost from 2013 budget

The Chancellor George Osborne announced that from next year no stamp duty reserve tax will be payable when investors buy shares that on AIM (The Alternative Investment Market). When the new initiative is in place it will mean investors in AIM shares will benefit from host of benefits including, not paying CGT, income tax, inheritance tax and now stamp duty. The London Stock Exchange should take some credit for this change in the rules regarding stamp duty, as it has lobbied the government long and hard over recent years for this to happen. Holland ...

11
Mar

The FTSE 100 surged on Tuesday to close above 6,400 for the first time in over five years helped by solid company reports and supportive central bank comments. Financials and mining stocks added the most points to the FTSE 100, with results from other sectors meeting or beating expectations. Mining Company Xstrata gained 7.2 per cent before it merges with Glencore, which also gained 6.2 per cent after posting results. Amongst other winners was John Wood Group that advanced 7.9 per cent, as the energy services firm posted impressive results, including a 35 per ...

10
Jan

How to join ISDX

ISDX – The new UK stock market for small growing companies In October 2012 the former PLUS-quoted stock market operated by PLUS Markets Group was taken over by ICAP the world’s leading interdealer broker and provider of post trade information services. ICAP are already active in broad range of areas including, commodities, FX, emerging markets, equities and equity derivatives. Many business commentators have in recent years argued the case for an effective and well run smaller company stock market which is accessible to SME’s. ISDX promises to provide a new alternative to banks and ...

07
Nov

When the banks say NO

When the banks say NO, is AIM the alternative to raising cash in 2013? In the years pre 2006 many growing SME’s used a flotation on AIM as strategy to raise investment capital and as a longer term exit route for existing shareholders. As the recession kicked in, and companies battened down the hatches the profile of AIM somewhat diminished as did the number of companies lining up to join the market. AIM hit a low when throughout the whole of 2009 only 36 new companies joined the market, the lowest number on record. ...