AIM arrivals: an uplifting end to 2019
2019 was very much a year to forget for new issues on AIM and we fear that 2020 will be little different unless the London Stock Exchange comes up with a more effective strategy to tempt entrepreneurs away from the burgeoning coffers of private equity, which continues to represent a more attractive option for many small growing businesses.
At the end of 2019 there were 863 companies on AIM, with the total market value £104bn. This compares to 872 companies at the end of November 2019 when AIM’s market value was £100bn. There were two new arrivals and eleven departures in December 2019.
AIM closed 2018 with 923 companies and a market value of £91.2m. That year, 102 companies left the market and 65 joined raising £1.5bn. A further £3.9m was raised in secondary issues. By comparison, 2019 saw only…
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