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AIM: The World’s Most Successful Growth Market. An overview. AIM is the London Stock Exchange’s market for smaller, growing companies.

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AIM: The World’s Most Successful Growth Market


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An overview

  • AIM is the London Stock Exchange’s market for smaller, growing companies.

  • A platform for companies to raise capital (at admission and through further fundraisings) to help them realise their growth potential, within a tailored and balanced regulatory framework

  • Provides an attractive exit route for earlier stage investors and enables them to “recycle” capital

  • Supports companies beyond financing, by providing an attractive platform for them to increase their profile and visibility with key stakeholders

Key AIM statistics

Market cap profile

Number of companies

  • Median market cap = £19.6m

Market value range

Source: London Stock Exchange trade statistics – February 2011

NB: excludes 3 currently unvalued companies and 8 suspended companies


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AIM is home to 1,178 companies with an aggregate market cap of £82.8 billion

Source: London Stock Exchange trade statistics – February 2011


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AIM supports international and UK companies

Source: London Stock Exchange trade statistics – February 2011.

Statistics are based on total number of companies admitted to AIM each year by incorporation


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AIM enables companies to raise capital throughout their life on market

(in £ billions)

Source: London Stock Exchange trade statistics – February 2011


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AIM covers an unparalleled range of sectors

SECTORS REPRESENTED BY ALL AIM COMPANIES

SECTORS BY MARKET VALUE

(TOP 10 SECTORS REPRESENT 71% OF AIM)

(TOP 10 SECTORS REPRESENT 76% OF AIM)

Source: London Stock Exchange trade statistics – February 2011


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AIM companies have operations across the globe from 95 countries

18

71

38

24

UK: 719

48

11

43

3

12

28

52

36

Number of companies

26

60 +

23

40-59

Other offshore: 11

Isle of Man & Channel Islands: 18

20-39

0-19

Source: London Stock Exchange trade statistics – February 2011

NB: Number of companies colour coded per grouping rather than country


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AIM indices continue to perform well in 2011


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AIM provides companies with an active secondary market

Number of bargains (000’s)

Value traded (£m)

  • Value traded in AIM securities has increased 277% between Q1 2010 and Q4

  • Average liquidity levels across the £20-£250m market cap range remain better for AIM All-share companies than FTSE Small Cap & Fledgling companies

  • The FTSE AIM All Share was up 38% in the twelve month period to the end of February 2011

Source: London Stock Exchange trade statistics – February 2011


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AIM provides companies with an active secondary market

Average daily value traded as % of the market value of free float.

Analysis shows median within each market cap range.

Source: Bloomberg. Time period analysed July 2010 to January 2011


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AIM provides access to the world’s leading institutional investors

The investor base for AIM companies is both institutional and retail.

The top 10 most influential institutions by value and number are:

Source: GCI Institutional Investors in AIM survey 2010


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AIM’s entry criteria are tailored for growing companies

Nominated adviser (Nomad) required at all times

Admission document approved by Nomad and is not pre-vetted by Exchange or UKLA

No minimum size requirement

No minimum financial history required

No formal requirement for shares to be held in public hands

Disclosure based rules support company growth with shareholder approval required for the most fundamental transactions

Compliance with the AIM Rules for Companies


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Continuing eligibility requirements facilitate growth and investor confidence

AIM companies must retain a Nomad at all times, otherwise they will be suspended from the market

AIM companies must disclose all price sensitive information in a timely manner including substantial transactions, related party transactions, reverse takeovers and other material matters

Half yearly and annual report and accounts required

All directors accept full responsibility, collectively and individually for complying with AIM Rules

Restrictions on deals for directors and applicable employees on AIM securities during close periods

UK Corporate Governance standards adopted by companies as best practice

AIM companies must maintain a website displaying key investor information


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AIM – looking to the future

Ensure that AIM continues to be the market of choice for companies and investors

Drive the growth of AIM in partnership with market participants

Extend the visibility of AIM companies and develop liquidity through extensive lobbying work and new product initiatives including:

The promotion of equity research

Development of new indices

Hosting Growing Company Investor days

Expand the AIM brand internationally:

AIM Italia, launched in December 2008. 11 companies admitted and 15 Nomads approved

TOKYO AIM, fully operational since June 2009 with the Tokyo Stock Exchange. 6 leading Nomads appointed

Work with Government and policymakers to enhance AIM’s offering in the SME funding environment

To support the development of the market and help companies maximise their profile, we:


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Why choose AIM?

The world’s most successful growth market

A balanced approach to regulation tailored to growing companies

An internationally focussed, professional investor base

Critical mass of advisers, analysts, and investors with detailed sector experience

International profile associated with a globally respected market

The market of choice for smaller companies wishing to access the international capital markets to maximise their growth potential


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