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Alfa Financial completes ‘largest UK tech listing in almost two years’
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Alfa Financial Software Holdings has completed the ‘largest tech listing in the UK in almost two years’, raising £254m.

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Snap Inc’s IPO: Lessons to be learned
posted on May 16, 2017

Andrew McMillan, partner at Pinsent Masons LLP, discusses what UK tech startups and scaleups can learn from Snap’s first quarterly results following its IPO.

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Online mattress retailer Eve Sleep floats on AIM, raises £35m
posted on May 15, 2017

Eve Sleep, a London-based online mattress retailer, has floated on AIM raising £35m.

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Wales-based biotech company Creo Medical Group floats on AIM
posted on December 9, 2016

Creo Medical Group, a biotech firm based in South East Wales, has floated on AIM after raising £20m from investors.

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Edinburgh-based FinTech firm FreeAgent IPOs on AIM, raises £10.7m
posted on November 16, 2016

Edinburgh-based FinTech company FreeAgent has floated on AIM, raising £10.7m.

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Emma Sinclair MBE on the pros and cons of an IPO
posted on October 21, 2016

“Think of an IPO as a real option quite early on in your entrepreneurial journey.”That’s the advice from ‎serial entrepreneur Emma Sinclair MBE.

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London tech startup LoopUp floats on AIM, brings valuation to £40.8m
posted on August 24, 2016

LoopUp, a London-based SaaS conference solution for remote meetings, has floated on AIM bringing its valuation to £40.8m.

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PwC report reveals London’s ‘strong’ tech IPO position
posted on June 2, 2016

London has started to challenge the US exchanges following some major tech IPOs in 2015. ‘Executing a successful IPO: Markets for technology‘, a report by PwC found that last year was a particularly strong one for the UK, which saw two of the five $1bn+ tech IPOs, including that of Worldpay. Additionally, the report says…

Crowdcube targets the IPO market with £6m investment
posted on August 10, 2015

Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube has raised £6m of investment as it prepares to engage retail investors in IPOs. The investment is led by Numis, a leading UK stockbroker and corporate advisor, with Tim Draper, London-based Draper Esprit and existing backers Balderton Capital also joining the round. The investment will enable Crowdcube to accelerate growth, continue the…

European venture funding climbs in Q3 but early stage companies take a hit
posted on October 28, 2014

European startups saw only a modest increase in fundraising during the third quarter as funding to the earliest stage companies dried up. The numbers came from the latest report by Dow Jones VentureSource, released yesterday. With a softer IPO market in the most recent quarter, this was just the latest sign that the European startup economy…

Rocket Internet IPO takes off, then plunges 10% as Germany weeps
posted on October 2, 2014

A week that started with such high hopes for German IPOs is getting a cold dash of reality. Germany’s Rocket Internet held its IPO on Thursday and immediately saw its stock drop 10% in a long-awaited offering that could have big implications for the European tech scene. The stock opened at €42.50, and immediately fell to €38.00,…

Alibaba’s IPO might have looked simple, but an IPO is anything but
posted on September 24, 2014

I doubt many people watched the live coverage of Alibaba’s opening trades on the New York Stock Exchange last Friday The few who did surely could not have failed to feel the feverish atmosphere that was breaking out in the floor as we waited, for two hours, for the opening price to be confirmed. In…

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British robot firm moves production to Madrid to maintain EU base post-Brexit
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