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The Corporate Market Tracker team at Lexis®PSL has published a Trend Report examining market trends in initial public offers (IPOs) on AIM in Q1 2014 and continuing trends in AIM activity. 2014 has seen a marked increase in the number of companies coming to market and the amount of money being raised. This reflects an upsurge in investor confidence in smaller growth companies, as monitored in the QCA/BDO Small and Mid-Cap Sentiment Index, powered by YouGov, and suggests that 2014 will be a buoyant year for AIM.

The report provides an in depth analysis of the types of companies seeking admission to AIM in 2014 and the commercial factors that may be affecting domestic and global IPO activity. It also examines how the issue of cyber security and the possible effect of Scottish independence are being disclosed to investors. The report features expert commentary from Edward Craft, Chairman of the Corporate Governance Expert Group of the QCA and a partner at Wedlake Bell LLP.

Lexis®PSL has also released its latest video in its Market Tracker Talking Points series in which Dan Hirschovits, of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, discusses the booming IPO market, the quality of companies currently coming to the market, and whether the FCA is taking a tougher attitude towards companies seeking IPOs.

This article was prepared by the Corporate Market Tracker team at Lexis®PSL. For further information about the report or the video, please contact Nicola Green or Jane Mayfield at Lexis®PSL Corporate.

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