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Quoted Companies Alliance's revised guide highlights ideal attributes of companies considering an IPO

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, has published today its revised guide ‘Are You Ready to Grow as a Quoted Company?’. Aimed at companies seeking admission to a public equity market, this guide describes what investors look for in small and mid-size quoted companies. 

Quoted Companies Alliance appoints Sam Smith to its board

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, announces the new appointment of Sam Smith to its Board.

Quoted Companies Alliance conference to debate key issue: how to fuel growth for the UK's small and mid-size quoted companies

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, will highlight the vital role that UK’s engines of growth – small and mid-size quoted companies – play in growth creation at its annual conference this year. The conference – Engineering Growth for Small and Mid-Size Quoted Companies – is taking place on 24 June 2014 in London at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel.

Overheated IPO valuations fuelling advisor optimism

Overheated IPO valuations fuelling advisor optimism

The latest results from the QCA/BDO Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index reveal that over half of companies and advisors agree that recent IPO valuations have been overpriced (54% and 59% respectively). However, the current uptick in the IPO market is creating a divide between companies and their advisors in their assessment of continuing investor enthusiasm post-listing.

UK small and mid-cap companies do not support leaving the European Union

UK small and mid-cap companies do not support leaving the European Union

The majority (90%) of small and mid-cap quoted companies would like the UK to remain in the EU, according to the latest quarterly QCA/BDO Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index. Only 4% of companies support the UK leaving the EU completely.

The Quoted Companies Alliance welcomes the abolition of stamp duty on growth market shares

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, welcomes the removal of stamp duty on the trading of growth market shares, such as those on AIM and the ICAP Securities and Derivatives Exchange (ISDX), which comes into effect today.

Quoted Companies Alliance supports the simplification of ISAs and removal of stamp duty on growth market shares as means to improve financing of companies

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, welcomes the Chancellor’s move in the Budget today to simplify Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) by equalising stocks and shares and cash ISAs, increasing the savings limit to £15,000 and allowing retail bonds to be included.

Room for improvement in corporate governance reporting

Small and mid-size quoted companies need to focus their governance reporting on what is important and better explain what they do and why they do it, according to a review of corporate governance behaviour published today by the Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, and Top 20 UK accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young LLP.

Small and mid-cap companies' confidence reaches highest point since 2011

Confidence among small and mid-cap companies reached its highest level since September 2011 in January, according to the latest quarterly QCA/BDO Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index. Companies’ confidence in relation to their own prospects rose to 73.6, up from 70.4 in October, and from 64.1 to 69.3 in relation to the wider economy.

Baker Tilly and QCA launch Small and Mid-Cap Investors Survey

Baker Tilly and the Quoted Companies Alliance have today launched their Small and Mid-Cap Investors Survey. The research, which provides essential guidance to companies looking for investment, was carried out by YouGov, and included in-depth interviews with some of the UK’s top senior fund managers from organisations including Artemis Investment Management, Aviva Investors and Legal & General. 

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