London Stock Exchange: Main Market

Eligibility requirements when joining the London Stock Exchange Main Market


There are specific eligibility criteria that your company must meet before it can become listed on the London Stock Exchange Main Market - read London Stock Exchange advice on the eligibility requirements and the continuing obligations.

You will need to appoint a range of advisers, including:

  • a lawyer
  • an auditor
  • an investor relations adviser
  • public relations
  • a sponsor - depending on your chosen route to market

These advisers will help you prepare the necessary documentation, guide you through the application and admission process, and assist with legal and financial issues - see how to list your business on the London Stock Exchange Main Market.

If you intend to join the Main Market through the Premium Listing route, you must appoint a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approved sponsor.

If you choose the Standard Listing, a corporate adviser can be appointed - this isn't a legal requirement, but a corporate adviser can help you through much of the listing process and provide valuable expertise - see London Stock Exchange guidance on advisers.

Main Market listing requirements

Your advisers will be able to explain FCA's listing requirements to you. These are the requirements that you must meet in order to be eligible for listing on the Main Market. There are other exceptions that may apply to your business that your adviser will also discuss with you.

Read more on FCA's listing requirements.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) handbook provides UK listing rules and continuing obligations.

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