Moving to the next level - the funding landscape and how to go public

Where: Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol, BS1 6QH

When: 12 May 2016 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Engine Shed will commence its quarterly finance series with what you need to think about if your exit strategy is an Initial Public Offering (IPO) a few years down the line.

Despite recent market volatility, the public markets are still an important financing option for growth companies and an ultimate aspiration for many. Join us for an interactive session to discuss the opportunities and challenges for growth companies looking to raise equity capital and potentially go public. John Wakefield from WH Ireland and Claire Dorrian from the London Stock Exchange will share their insight and experience.

Topics will include:

  • The funding landscape for SMEs
  • Current market conditions and IPO update
  • Pre-IPO preparation - key building blocks for success
  • An introduction to the IPO process - AIM and Main Market

WH Ireland Group is listed on AIM, with offices throughout the UK. Our award winning corporate broking division is the fourth largest financial adviser by number of AIM clients. We focus on supporting growth companies, with our clients typically having a market capitalisation of up to £300 million.

We pride ourselves on offering our clients an integrated service, putting their needs at the centre of our relationship and providing a professional, bespoke service offering independent advice to help them grow their business.

London Stock Exchange Group is an international markets infrastructure business.  The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets, including AIM and the Main Market in London. Through its platforms, LSEG offers market participants, including retail investors, institutions and SMEs unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets. The Group also plays a vital economic and social role, enabling companies to access funds for growth and development.

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Entry Cost: Free event

Posted by: | 22-04-2016