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Small and mid-cap companies unprepared for interest rate rise

More than half (55%) of the UK’s small and mid-cap quoted companies have not planned for an interest rate rise, even though three quarters (77%) expect rates to rise by March 2015, according to the latest QCA/BDO Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index. 

Majority of small and mid-cap companies believe Scotland leaving the UK will have no impact on their businesses

The majority (57%) of UK small and mid-cap quoted companies believe that Scotland leaving the United Kingdom will have no impact on their business, according to the latest quarterly QCA/BDO Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index. Just over a third (37%) of advisors to the sector think that Scotland’s departure will have no impact.

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.

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