• Benefits of a listing on AIM

Benefits of a listing on AIM

  • Providing access to capital
  • Creating a market for shares and broadening the shareholder base
  • Making employee share schemes more attractive
  • Increasing the company’s ability to make acquisitions using its quoted shares as purchase consideration
  • Increased public profile that comes with a listing
  • The raised status that the AIM ‘kitemark’ provides can help win new customers
  • The regulatory requirements are more balanced and tailored to support the needs of smaller companies and can be applied with more flexibility than those required on many other markets
  • The criteria for joining are less onerous than many other markets; for example there is no requirement for a minimum number of shares to be held in public hands
  • Acquisitions and disposals are less stringently regulated than a premium listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange
  • There are various tax benefits.