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Flotation

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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When do you go for an IPO?
The CEO of Pure Storage offers advice on timing a public offering, based on his own experience of IPOs. He also talks about the precedents set by Google and Facebook, who waited longer than most venture capital-backed companies.

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Guide to listing
A step-by-step guide to listing your company on the London Stock Exchange.

Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

New UK IPO rules could disincentivise listings

Article looks at the new UK IPO rules which aim to give more clarity to investors but may deter smaller businesses from listing

FCA to supervise IPO allocations

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority will look over some banks' shoulders to make sure they are allocating IPOs fairly and is trying to get league table providers to reduce incentives for banks to engage in 'league table trades' in the equity blocks market. [

When do you go for an IPO?

The CEO of Pure Storage offers advice on timing a public offering, based on his own experience of IPOs.

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Useful links

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

Other resources

Considering flotation?
Information from the London Stock Exchange outlining the listing process for companies considering an IPO. Includes a Guide to listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Floating on the stock market
Based on the archived guidance from Business Link, NI Business Info gives detailed guidance on the suitability of a business for flotation, the flotation process, the advantages and disadvantages of flotation, choosing the right market, appointing advisers and pricing.

Floating a company
Guidance from flotation consultants HollandBendelow. Includes a guide for companies considering floating on the Alternative Investments Market - The Essential Aim Stock Market Guide

Guide to executing a successful IPO
Guidance from the British Private Equity Venture Capital Association (BVCA) published in 2014. The 2016 version is available for download (after registration) from the pwc website.

Floating your company
Business guide from Atom Content Marketing's Money Donut.

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