London Stock Exchange to Introduce New High Growth Segment of the Main Market

February 27, 2013

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills announced in September 2012 that it had developed proposals with the London Stock Exchange to attract high growth companies to list their businesses on the LSE. The UK government believes that action is needed because European mid-sized high-growth businesses are currently under-represented on the UK public markets. There is also a concern that in the light of the US JOBS Act streamlining the rules on how growth companies can raise finance and list in the US, these companies will choose to list in the US if action is not taken in the UK.

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