Founded in 1801, the London Stock Exchange is one of the oldest stock markets in the world.

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London Stock Exchange Main Market

The main market is home to over 1,300 large companies from 60 different countries and has a total market capitalisation of £3.8 trillion. 

The Main Market is the LSE’s flagship market, regulated by the FCA. A company can list on the Main Market in either the Premium segment or the Standard segment, each with different regulatory standards. A company with a premium listing is expected to meet the UK’s highest standards of regulation and corporate governance. A standard listing allows companies to access the Main Market by meeting EU harmonised standards, a lower regulatory burden. 

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Why list on the LSE Main Market?

  • London is one of the most influential financial centres in the world, a cosmopolitan city with a strong regulatory, business and political framework that supports its financial markets
  • Raises your company’s profile which can increase demand for your shares and improve liquidity
  • Some investors are more comfortable investing in a business listed on the Main Market as they consider it a more secure opportunity

Suitable for companies with:

  • A market cap of £30 million or more
  • Minimum free float of 10%
  • Three years of audited accounts (or since incorporation, whichever is shorter)
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Aquis Stock Exchange

The Aquis Stock Exchange is a challenger market for debt and equity securities. It’s divided into the AQSE Main Market and the AQSE Growth Market and has a total market capitalisation of £1.5bn.

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Growth companies looking to list in the UK have a choice of markets.

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