New Issues Centre
The New Issues
Centre is a valuable source of information, comment and analysis covering
Future, Current, and Recent share issues on all UK markets. There is
also archive material covering virtually all companies that have floated
For general comments on the IPO scene please go to the
which is updated every month
For many companies we also provide access to original prospectuses.
These may be downloaded in Adobe format.
to Use the New Issues Centre
Issues Centre is free. Simply
use the menu on the left to navigate to the relevant section.
comment on individual companies
just click on the company name in the future,
current, or recent tables,
listed in the box on the left.
prospectuses and external analysis
go to the appropriate links in the relevant
New Issues provide both
private individuals and institutions with the opportunity to invest
in a company's shares when they are first quoted on the stockmarket.
In London there are three alternative market listings. Shares may either
be offered on the Main Market, the Alternative Investment Market (AIM)
or on the smaller PLUS facility. There are basically four ways by which
a new issue can come to the market :-
Where the shares in a company are already held in accordance with Stock
Exchange requirements and a company does not want to raise additional
capital. In this case, the existing shares are simply listed and there
is no opportunity for new investors to participate until trading commences
on the open market.
Is where shares are offered on a selective basis - normally only to
institutions or to clients of the sponsoring broker.
3. Intermediaries Offer
Similar to a Placing except stockbrokers can make applications on behalf
of their own clients.
4. Offer for Sale
Where shares are generally offered both to private individuals and institutions
through a public offer for sale.
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