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11
Feb

The London Stock Exchange Group who own and operate AIM and The Main Market has confirmed that it is to sell the asset management business it acquired as part of its $2.7bn purchase of Russell Investments, the index provider. Holland Bendelow believe the outcome was anticipated, even before the London Stock Exchange began a strategic review of the unit once the deal for its parent was completed in November. John Holland says “Some market participants had suggested that the long-term ownership of Russell Investments may put the London Stock Exchange in a conflict of interest situation with some of its users”. London Stock Exchange Group has already received ...

11
Feb

Yorkshire company heading for AIM IPO

Premier Technical Services Group plc will undertake an IPO on AIM later this month. The Group is a leading provider of access and safety services and a specialist in the design, installation and testing of electrical systems. Headquartered in Castleford, West Yorkshire, the company has ten operational bases around the UK and a distribution centre in Castleford. Commenting on the AIM IPO John Holland of Holland Bendelow says “ PTSG have a strong track record of undertaking essential maintenance and safety projects for some of the largest organisations in the UK. The company’s portfolio of current and previous clients include The ...

11
Feb

Shares in AIM stock market listed Fitbug holdings plc, a provider of online coaching services, soared on news its 'Slim + Trim Kiqplan' digital weight-loss programme had been chosen for the launch of a new marketplace by Jawbone, the rising star of wearable fitness devices. John Holland of flotation consultants Holland Bendelow said “being featured on the Jawbone Marketplace, is a considerable achievement for the company, and is in line with Fitbug's strategy to increase its market profile as it moves to scale up the business using the AIM stock market”. The Jawbone Marketplace will offer the Slim + Trim Kiqplan a ...

06
Feb

  On January 22, 2015 the ICAP Securities and Derivatives Exchange (ISDX) launched its market consultation in relation to proposed changes to the ISDX Growth Market Rules for Issuers and the ISDX Corporate Adviser Handbook following a review by ISDX. ISDX is seeking to realign the criteria in respect of companies seeking admission and to make the standards and requirements more appropriate for companies seeking an admission to an SME Growth Market.   The proposed amendments include the following: ISDX Rules for Issuers Rule 2(d) is to be amended to provide that, in addition to having appropriate arrangements for the electronic settlement of ...