Posts Tagged ‘AIM Market’

16
Dec

The latest Chinese business to choose the AIM Stock Exchange as its investment platform is JQW the e-commerce firm who are rivals with the well-known Alibaba. The business which was setup as an online venture to assist small businesses in China target a more global audience made the decision to join London’s junior stock market when it came to launching its own growth efforts. 'The Chinese B2B e-commerce industry is rapidly growing, with reports forecasting transaction values on e-commerce platforms to experience double digit growth over the coming years’, commented Yongde Cai, chairman of JQW. The flotation saw the firm raise £6.7 ...

11
Dec

Advisors on The London stock markets are bracing themselves for what promises to be the busiest time in the past 6 years for new company flotations. John Holland Managing Director of Holland Bendelow says ‘the noticeable increase in new listings on the UK stock markets over recent months is very welcome and there appears to be momentum behind the recent increase flotation activity’ Planning is key – However he expresses caution about companies rushing head first into a stock market flotaion. ‘It is extremely important that the management of companies considering a flotation allocate sufficient time to plan for flotation. The process itself ...

02
Dec

Following up on fund-raising it has previously secured over the last 18 months mobile e-commerce start-up MoPowered announced last week that it was seeking further investment to the tune of £4 million pounds by seeking admission to the AIM Stock Market. The London based firm provide mobile commerce services through its SAAS (software-as-a-service) platform and recently raised £1.8 million which was utilised in developing its services further and this latest round of fund raising is destined for investment in Sales Staff and pushing its marketing strategy. Dominic Keen, CEO of MoPowered, said 'The number of consumers shopping on the move has already ...

25
Nov

As we reported last week on our Facebook page the Wakefield based company that is best associated with over 50’s fashion was looking to raise £40 million when it floated on the AIM Market last Wednesday. The firm had said that its decision had come following recovering consumer spending with the intention of expanding its footprint and range.  Chief executive Beth Butterwick said: “We are delighted to announce that our initial public offering has been successfully received. “We would like to welcome our new shareholders and are looking forward to the next stage in the development ...

22
Nov

The average number of daily shares traded in AIM company shares has exceeded 1 million for the first time in AIM’s 17 year history. One of the key drivers in activity is AIM shares can now be held in Individual Savings Accounts (Isa’s),  and the current 0.5% stamp duty (tax) on the purchase of shares will be abolished from April 2014. AIM shares are now tax-advantaged investments which avoid capital gains tax, income tax, inheritance tax and, in the coming months, stamp duty.  The benefit for companies considering an AIM flotation is a further reduction in the ...

18
Nov

Rightster Debuts on AIM

Rightster the cloud based video business that was setup by Charlie Muirhead has become one of the latest businesses to persue growth by joining London's Alternative Investment Market raising £20.4 million in the process. The company that has its HQ in London has said that it will use the funds raised by its flotation to add content owners and publishers to its service as well as engaging in bolt-on acquisitions. CEO of Rightster Charlie Muirhead has said 'We expect our growth to come from our focused investment in technology, and we are also in early discussions with a number of possible acquisitions that ...

11
Nov

The Canadian based potash company announced last week that it has filed an application for admission to the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange for its Company’s common shares. This has come hot on the heels of its grant of a large scale mining permit and the start of its ‘pre-construction’ of the Danakhil Potash Project in Ethiopia with Allana seeing the application for AIM listing as the next step in becoming an international potash producer. “Our proposed listing on AIM re-enforces this fact, as well as our commitment to expand our shareholder profile into ...

05
Nov

Kalibrate to Float on AIM

Kalibrate who are market leaders in providing retail planning and pricing tools to convenience store chains and  oil companies announced last week that it was planning to float on the AIM Stock Market in a bid to raise around  £8m. The Manchester based company that currently employs around 400+ people will float on AIM Market in November and their CEO sees it as an ‘opportunity to both extend our global reach and become even more deeply embedded with the clients we already serve’. Read more…. In other AIM Market news former Rangers director Dave King ...

01
Oct

Research has shown that smaller and medium sized gold mining companies listed on the AIM Stock Exchange have been one of the biggest beneficiaries since the rules regarding ISA portfolios were relaxed recently. The change in the ISA rules was first proposed in the 2013March budget, and offers investors an asset that is protected from income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance. It is the   Government’s intention that, by relaxing the tax rules on investing in smaller company shares on AIM, investment in growing companies will help ...

15
Aug

Holland Bendelow has launched ‘The Essential AIM Stock Market Guide ’. This whitepaper provides a wealth of information for companies that may be considering floating on the AIM Stock Market, and is designed to provide enough information to enable the decision process, before taking further advice from a consultancy such as ourselves. To learn more about this invaluable guide and download your FREE copy please visit the website here.