CityFibre's life as a technology business on London's AIM 

Mark Collins says the CityFibre leadership team ensured a smooth IPO process

Mark Collins says the CityFibre leadership team ensured a smooth IPO process

As one of a number of fast-growth tech ventures to IPO during 2014, director of strategy and policy Mark Collins tells GrowthBusiness how CityFibre's first six months as a public company have been.

Why London’s AIM is an attractive alternative to NASDAQ for growth companies

The New York NASDAQ can be an onerous place for smaller firms to list

Melanie Wadsworth, corporate finance partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, takes a look at the rebound of the capital markets and how AIM might be better than NASDAQ for smaller businesses.

Neil Woodford-backed Xeros on life after IPO

An initial public offering is never an easy thing to get away, especially in a market of fluctuating valuations. We find out how the clean technology company Xeros went about achieving the feat and what it has in store for the future.

The Future Fifty scheme: On the road to IPO

New firm: Paul Sulyok set up Green Man Gaming in 2009 alongside Lee Packham

Green Man Gaming was one of 25 companies named as part of the first crop of Future Fifty firms in 2013. Six months later, CEO Paul Sulyok explains how being part of the programme has impacted on the business.

Just Eat provides first bite for LSE’s High Growth Segment

Fast-growing companies, especially in the technology sector, now have a possible new home: LSE’s High Growth Segment. Melanie Wadsworth, partner at Faegre Baker Daniels, looks at what is required to list and how one of the most promising businesses in the country is set to use it.

The AIM bounce back

Paternoster Square in London is home to the Alternative Investment Market

Having endured some testing times since the economic crisis, Edward Craft, partner at Wedlake Bell, argues that the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) is back on form.

Alibaba vs corporate governance: Rules for listing around the world

As the number of high-profile IPOs increases, Ashfords partner James Lyons compares corporate governance rules around the world and how this impacts on where a business lists.

Robin Klein of Index Ventures on making UK IPOs easier for fast growth businesses

Market influencer: Klein hopes to help tech firms hit new growth heights

GrowthBusiness meets Robin Klein, venture partner at Index Ventures, to find out more about the new government-charged IPO initiative aimed at helping more technology-enabled businesses access the capital markets.

The rise of cash shells

New research from GrowthBusiness shows that the number of UK cash shells is climbing. We speak to new entrants to the market and those that have recently closed deals to find out what’s driving shells’ increasing popularity.

AIM Adviser Index

Our research reveals AIM's top advisers

GrowthBusiness presents its ranking of the brokers, nomads, auditors and lawyers most active on AIM.

Disarming the rebels

They are the investors who bankroll public companies, but what happens when shareholders rebel? We report on what causes revolts, how to pre-empt them, and what to do if you are faced with trouble from within.

Big hitters keep faith in small-caps

AIM has received a much-needed boost as institutional investment in the market rises for the second year in a row.

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