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Taking AIM: ambition and fear in the UK technology sector

2 May 2016

This article was produced by Nabarro LLP, which joined CMS on 1 May 2017.

For US technology companies with “unicorn” ambitions, listing on Nasdaq is seen as a natural step – a means to raise new capital for growth and to realise the investment of early investors.

In the UK, the AIM market, which is designed for growth companies, should offer a similar solution. However, according to our research, tech companies in the UK are less likely to think of AIM as a source of capital or a step towards an exit. Meanwhile, investors would like to see a greater number of tech stocks with a listing on AIM. This report unpicks the contradiction between the appetite of investors and the ambitions and fears of founders.

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Glyn Taylor
Glyn Taylor
Partner
London
Marie Scott
Marie Scott
Partner
London
Alasdair Steele
Alasdair Steele
Partner
London
John Finnemore
John Finnemore
Partner
London
Sam De Silva
Dr Sam De Silva
Partner
London
Lee Gluyas
Lee Gluyas
Partner
London
Ben Hendry
Benjamin Hendry
Partner
Sheffield
Iain Newman
Iain Newman
Partner
London
Guy Heath
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