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Find out more about floating or listing companies on the stock market with our selection of articles, links and guides to help you identify best practice and useful resources.

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Directors' Briefings and Start-Up Briefings are four-page guides written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Floating your company

Floating your company can be one of the most exciting experiences in your business life. But it can also be stressful, time consuming and expensive.

Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Going, going private

The article reports that a new breed of technology companies is entering the public market.

Hold on tight

The article looks at the developments on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) for investors and businesses registered on the London Stock Exchange.

Useful links


Initial public offerings
A collection of articles on IPOs from ICAEW's Corporate Finance Faculty.

Other resources

A guide to listing on the London Stock Exchange
Guide from the London Stock Exchange outlining the listing process for companies considering an IPO. Published November 2010.

Floating on the stock market
Detailed guidance from Business Link on the flotation process covering the advantages and disadvantages of flotation, choosing the right market, appointing advisers and pricing.

How to float a company
Article first published in the June 2011 UK edition of the ACCA's Accounting and Business magazine describing the criteria companies should meet if they want a successful flotation and what the alternatives to flotation may be.

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected article

Tell me the story
Accountancy, Vol.147 No.1413 May 2011, pp.98-99
Explains what makes a good flotation candidate and how AIM has become a more attractive exchange since the 2008 financial crisis.

Selected book

A practitioner's guide to the FCA listing regime
Sweet & Maxwell, annual
Practical guide to the eligibility criteria and continuing obligations for listing on the London Stock Exchange. Includes the latest disclosure requirements.

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