Guide

London Stock Exchange: AIM

Introduction

AIM, sometimes referred to as the Alternative Investment Market, is one of the equity markets of the London Stock Exchange.

AIM can assist companies to raise capital through selling shares of their business to investors. The market attracts a different type of investor to the London Stock Exchange Main Market and its regulatory structure, entry criteria and ongoing requirements make it better suited to smaller, growing companies and start-ups.

This guide explains the main considerations involved in floating on AIM. It describes the key features of the market, how to decide whether it is right for your business, and the main admission requirements.