Company shares and shareholders

Advantages of issuing shares in your company

Guide

Issuing shares in your company on a stock market can provide:

  • new finance
  • an exit for founding investors who want to realise their investment
  • a mechanism for investors to trade shares
  • a market valuation for the company
  • an incentive for staff using shares or share options
  • an acquisition currency in the form of shares
  • a way to raise your business' profile

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