Capital markets


Listing a company can seem like a daunting task with many regulatory and business hurdles to overcome. We have many years' experience advising clients on their AIM listings and will use this to your advantage.


AIM is suited to fast growing companies. Having advised on AIM IPOs since the inception of the market in 1995, our deep rooted expertise allows us to adapt to each client’s particular needs. 

The IPO process can be demanding for a business and its personnel. Having a lawyer working alongside you who understands not just your own business objectives but the wider market context will help this process run smoothly.

A successful admission to AIM is a milestone for any business and we will be involved from the early beginnings right through to its conclusion, supporting you every step of the way.

Our commercial and pragmatic lawyers will support and guide you through the legal and practical issues when coming to the market. We are able to help on a range of aspects including project management, identifying issues in advance, and avoiding pitfalls, whilst simultaneously containing costs and making the transition to the public markets as smooth as possible.

Our international practice means we have the experience to advise companies operating across the globe and we work across all sectors, such as betting and gaming, biotechnology, financial services, insurance, manufacturing and engineering, media and creative industries, technology, retail and hospitality, construction, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, real estate, and support services.

We can also, where required, introduce clients to active nominated advisers and brokers.

We advise on pre-IPO fundraisings, AIM flotations, dual listings, and secondary fundraisings. We'll also advise you on reverse takeovers, acquisitions, disposals, tender offers,  and continuing post-admission regulatory requirements.

If you are looking to list on the main market. We have taken a considerable number of investment entities to the main market through our wholly owned FCA authorised subsidiary, Howard Kennedy Corporate Services , which has been active in the market place since 1997, listing well over 150 companies over that period.

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