PwC is one of the UK’s foremost advisers to AIM-quoted companies and we are proud to have over 225 AIM companies within our client base.
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21 years on from its launch, AIM is firmly established as the world’s leading growth market.
When AIM was first launched in June 1995 the market was home to just ten small companies with a total market value of over £82m. Today there are over 1,000 AIM-quoted companies, including 184 overseas businesses, with an aggregate market capitalisation of just over £80bn.
Home to companies from a broad range of industries, sectors and regions, AIM has helped thousands of ambitious companies raise capital to fund their ongoing expansion and development. The unique global community of advisers and investors who help companies join AIM and support them once on market is integral to AIM’s success, with this expert network having helped 3,689 companies raise close to £99bn on AIM since 1995.
AIM’s market structure, specially designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized companies, continues to create a compelling offering for companies seeking to raise funds on a public market. AIM’s success has enhanced London’s reputation as the world’s capital market, where companies seek to benefit from London’s core strengths: international profile; high standards of regulation; and the deep pools of capital available.
Zeus Capital is an independent corporate finance-focused investment bank, established in 2003.
Zeus Capital employs 62 people across offices in London, Manchester and Birmingham, specialising in small and mid-cap companies, with dedicated teams covering Private Company and Private Equity Advisory, Corporate Broking, Sales, Research and Public Markets Advisory.
In 2016 (end of August), Zeus Capital has acted on three of the seven largest IPOs on AIM (by funds raised).
In the last 18 months, Zeus Capital transactions have accounted for circa 24% of the total funds raised on AIM on IPOs, with Zeus Capital raising over £1.7bn across 23 separate transactions and acting on a number of high profile AIM IPO transactions including:
Zeus Capital has also executed a number of secondary equity transactions including:
Winterflood Securities is Europe’s leading market maker committed to providing liquidity and flexible execution services to retail brokers, asset managers and institutional investors.
Winterflood’s strengths are a combination of traditional trading values and the performance of our own cutting-edge technology.
Winterflood Securities has been fully committed to the AIM market since the beginning in 1995, when only ten companies were quoted. There are now over 1,000 companies quoted on the world’s leading growth market and we cover nearly every one of these stocks.
Winterflood Securities is once again delighted to sponsor the Best Use of AIM Award and would like to congratulate all of the award winners. We hope that their success will continue to promote the vital role that AIM plays in the provision of capital for small, young and fast-growing companies.
Winterflood Securities Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Irwin Mitchell is a long-established national law firm, with a rapidly growing reputation for M&A, equity capital markets and private equity work.
Our corporate team was ranked fourth most active legal adviser nationally by number of deals advised in the Experian league tables for 2016. Our clients include privately owned, ambitious, growing businesses as well as public companies, corporate brokers and advisers, and Private Equity providers.
Allenby Capital is a leading employee-owned Nominated Adviser and Broker.
We are a team of professionals with extensive industry experience and a shared passion for the small-cap arena. Allenby specialises in advising fast-growing SMEs and has a strong track record of raising funds for our clients, providing access to a broad spectrum of investors covering institutions, family offices, private client brokers and high net worth individuals.
Shore Capital Markets, a division of the Shore Capital Group, is an independent securities business offering institutional and corporate clients leading investment banking, research, sales and trading services.
We are represented across the UK, enabling extensive distribution and institutional coverage. This distribution capability is complemented by our experienced corporate finance and broking team, which offers innovative and valued advice to companies on both the Main Market and AIM. Shore Capital Markets is also one of the largest market makers in the London market; the third largest market maker on AIM by volume of trades.
Our cross-disciplinary team has deep and market-leading experience in a wide range of sectors covering Consumer, Financials, Healthcare, Natural Resources, Real Estate, Support Services, Technology, and small and mid-cap companies. Our research on over 200 companies is distributed to an extensive institutional client base.
We currently have approximately 70 retained corporate clients and have been involved in transactions raising more than £3.6bn in equity capital markets since January 2014.
BGF Quoted is a distinctive funding option designed to accelerate growth in the brightest companies on AIM.
Established by Business Growth Fund (BGF) in 2014, BGF Quoted has invested in close to 20 AIM-listed businesses, including Victoria Carpets, Styles&Wood, Tax Systems, CityFibre and more. These investments have taken the form of long-term structured investments and straight equity cheques.
With up to £2.5bn to invest, BGF Quoted makes initial investments typically between £500,000 and £10m and can then invest additional funding to support further growth. This funding is used by ambitious management teams to make acquisitions, build new factories, expand into new markets and more.
Founded in 1590, Berenberg is one of Europe's leading private banks today, offering services in the divisions of Wealth Management, Investment Banking, Asset Management, and Corporate Banking.
Headquartered in Hamburg and led by managing partners, Berenberg maintains a strong presence in the financial centres of Frankfurt, London, New York, and Zurich. 1,500 employees carry the Bank's long tradition of success into the future.
Our Equities division settled in London five years ago and has grown to 90 analysts covering 529 stocks at time of going to press. Our top-rated research is brought to the market by 50 salespeople in eight locations, covering institutional clients in 14 countries.
Berenberg’s corporate access programme currently consists of three flagship conferences (in New York, Munich and Ascot), up to 15 sectoral and thematic conferences and over 600 roadshows per year in Europe and North America. We actively cover and interact with over 800 mainly European listed companies, and has expanded into US coverage in 2016.
The combination of our independent research, analysts constantly on the road and a large, experienced sales force means we have a strong grip on live interest, allowing the Corporate Access team to provide thoughtful targeting and ensure conferences and roadshows are an effective use of corporate time.
Cenkos was founded in 2004 and has established a highly successful stockbroking service for corporate and institutional clients.
The Company’s prime strategy is to build from this base to become the principal UK institutional broker to growing companies who have, or would like to have, their shares admitted to trading on a UK market. Cenkos has raised over £15bn in equity finance for its clients over its eleven-year history, mainly acting as sole broker.
Northland Capital is an independent institutional stockbroker and corporate adviser.
The Company has a very strong track record in fundraising and advisory work across a number of industry sectors including natural resources, healthcare and biotech, TMT, consumer, and support services.
Our team of highly motivated and experienced professionals are well connected and provide innovative ideas and solutions that enable our clients to fulfil their growth ambitions.
Octopus Investments is a fast-growing UK fund management business with more than £1bn of investors’ money invested in the AIM market.
We began life on 15 February 2000, out of the front room of one of the company’s three founders, and haven’t stopped growing since. Today we are building companies that people love and which make a difference. We’ve built market-leading positions in tax-efficient investment, smaller company financing, renewable energy and healthcare, and manage over £6bn on behalf of more than 50,000 investors.
But no matter how big we get, we’ll keep doing the simple things well and keep looking after each of our customers, day in, day out.
WH Ireland is a financial services company offering Corporate Broking, Private Wealth Management and Wealth Planning services.
By offering a highly personal, tailored service we are able to create long-term relationships based on trust. We firmly believe that by placing our client needs at the centre of everything we do, WH Ireland is well placed to provide timely, bespoke and helpful advice to all of our clients.
WH Ireland’s corporate broking service is focused on growth companies. It is this focus that we believe has enabled us to be recognised as one of the leading smaller company corporate brokers in the UK. We believe that this success is due to our focus on an integrated service, ranging from corporate finance to research, sales and market making.
Established in September 2015, the Private Office, based at the Home of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Goodwood, grants direct, exclusive and intimate access to the brand for those around the world with whom we are building unique relationships. We work hard to deliver a tailor-made programme of private experiences, blending inspired design and bespoke craftsmanship with effortless luxury.
The Private Office works in close collaboration with our dedicated Dealer network to provide an extended customer experience and vehicle ownership opportunities. The heart of the Private Office is at our award-winning headquarters, where you will find our state-of-the-art exclusive Commissioning Suites. Our dedicated Product Experts and Designers are on hand to host clients, with personalised appointments through the spaces to commission their perfect Rolls-Royce.
For more information or to arrange a personalised appointment with the Private Office, please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0) 1243 525 800.