11 December 2013 | AIM Market

The AIM Stock Market gears up for a bumper year in 2014

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 puts time constraints on the management team and without careful planning, day-to-day business affairs can suffer and ultimately impact on the business some months down the line.’ He explains, ‘the importance of a company’s first set of trading results once they a floated cannot be over emphasised. If the management team take their collective eye off the ball in terms of their business during the flotation process this usually impacts on the profit and loss some months down the line.        In worse cases scenarios this has a detrimental effect on a company’s first set of results which can impact on the companys share price, but more importantly, the long term credibility of the company in the eyes of stock market investors’.

His advice to companies preparing for a flotation is simple, ‘ get the management team right, get your advisor teams right, and work to a flotation timetable that works for your business and its particular set of circumstances rather than trying to fit in with the timetable of the city’.

Similar Articles

26 June 2013 | AIM Market

Falling costs of joining AIM

The cost of joining AIM (The London Stock Exchanges junior stock market) has fallen for the first time in seven years, driven down …

Read More
15 August 2013 | AIM Market

Holland Bendelow Launch the Essential AIM Stock Market Guide

Holland Bendelow has launched ‘The Essential AIM Stock Market Guide ’. This whitepaper provides a wealth of information for companies that may be …

Read More
11 February 2015 | AIM Market

Fitbug’s shares leap on AIM stock market

Shares in AIM stock market listed Fitbug holdings plc, a provider of online coaching services, soared on news its ‘Slim + Trim Kiqplan’ …

Read More