Joining The Main Market: A field guide for applicants to the Main Market



- Access to capital – Joining the Main Market will provide the company with access to a wide institutional and retail shareholder base and a deep pool of capital, giving the company an opportunity to fund its plans for growth through equity fundraisings both on IPO and in the future. This may prove attractive to a company which has reached a stage in its development where it is considering alternatives to bank or venture capital finance.

- Liquidity of shares – The company’s shares will become more marketable by being traded on a regulated and liquid market at an externally agreed price. The company’s market capitalisation and share price performance provides a visible means of comparing the company with its competitors.

- Employee commitment – Being listed on the Main Market will provide the company’s employees with an opportunity to participate in the ownership of the company. Share incentive schemes are commonly used to help listed companies attract and retain key employees.

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