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      Aim has given more than a year’s worth in entertainment value

      Investors usually value companies for their enterprise. Companies on the Alternative Investment Market should also be valued...

    2. December 26, 2014

      Concha tops UK’s share rise leader board

      First, an apology. The FT until now has failed to mention what looks certain to be London’s best equity investment of 2014 —...

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    1. December 21, 2014

      Daisy aims to flourish away from the public limelight

      Aim is back on a high with the number of companies rising above 1,100 for the first time since 2011. Flotations in the year...

    2. December 18, 2014

      London’s IPO price falls curb enthusiasm

      Floating on the stock exchange can be a nerve-racking business as investors either enthusiastically back companies or give...

    3. December 17, 2014

      Aim expands on a flurry of activity after members hit 1,100

      Last week, Quantum Pharma, which provides specialist drugs to hospitals and pharmacies in Europe, joined the Alternative...

    4. December 16, 2014

      Aim company gains cross-listing in Kenya

      A small oil services company is to become the first from the UK’s Alternative Investment Market to gain a full cross-listing...

    5. December 16, 2014

      If small is the future then we will all be big winners

      I have always preferred small companies to Big Business. They are more dynamic, more youthful, less bureaucratic and less...

    6. December 15, 2014

      Audioboom strikes content deal with Audible

      Audioboom — a UK company that distributes audio content for organisations including the BBC and Reuters — has inked a deal...

    7. December 14, 2014

      Cloudy horizon for Iomart

      About the time the Scots were tussling over independence, Glasgow-based cloud computing business Iomart was negotiating with...

    8. December 12, 2014

      Small-cap Week, December 13

      IGas Energy was among the week’s sharpest fallers, as a plunging oil price raised concerns over the strength of the shale...

    9. FT Alphaville

      December 11, 2014

      Quindell in parliament

      Hat tip to the FT’s Henry Mance, who point us to a parliamentary question asked on December 1. From Hansard: Question Asked...

    10. December 11, 2014

      Johannesburg exchange in Africa gateway play

      The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has launched an initiative to attract companies listed in London, New York, Toronto and...

    11. December 8, 2014

      Cupid falls out of love with online dating websites

      Cupid’s love affair with internet dating looked to be over as the online matchmaking company said it is selling...

    12. December 8, 2014

      London’s Camden Market brings alternative lifestyle to Stock Exchange

      The owner of London’s Camden Market, renowned for attracting tourists and musicians in search of a gig, is to float on the...

    13. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2014

      Quindell to take stock

      Metaphorical stock, mind you. That rare thing on Monday, an announcement from Quindell that doesn’t involve the share count...

    14. December 7, 2014

      Equity crowdfunding thrives despite high risks

      Seven months ago, the UK’s financial watchdog gave the following stark warning to anyone considering investing in equity...

    15. December 2, 2014

      FinnCap boosted by strong pipeline of capital raising

      FinnCap, the largest broker to Aim-listed companies, reported an increase in revenue and profits during the six months to...

    16. December 2, 2014

      Cenkos looks north to tap regional revival

      Cenkos, the small-cap broker, is to open an office in the north of England, the second London group in as many months moving...

    17. November 30, 2014

      Mulberry appoints Johnny Coca as creative director

      At last former Aim darling Mulberry has got its man. Let’s hope it’s the right one and that he is worth the wait. Last week...

    18. November 27, 2014

      Quantum to notch up sector’s biggest Aim float of the year

      Quantum Pharma, which began operations in a training college ‘clean room’, is set to become the biggest float on Aim this...

    19. November 26, 2014

      Patisserie chain rolls out expansion after profits rise

      Patisserie Holdings plans to open a further 20 Patisserie Valerie outlets this year after the café and cake chain owner...

    20. November 25, 2014

      Vista Equity Partners snaps up Advanced Computer Software

      Advanced Computer Software is being bought by US private equity firm Vista Equity Partners in a deal that values the UK...

    21. November 25, 2014

      Nations thrive by uniting professors and entrepreneurs

      I’ve recently appointed a chief executive for a medical research organisation I chair. The task was a fascinating one,...

    22. November 24, 2014

      Music kit maker Focusrite on stairway to Aim float

      A maker of sound equipment founded by a former Led Zeppelin audio engineer plans to float on Aim with a valuation of £80m,...

    23. November 23, 2014

      Graphene investors take a bite at the market

      Graphene, the wonder material discovered a decade ago, could soon be used in false teeth as it emerges out of the lab and...

    24. November 20, 2014

      Tiger Global used shell company to short sell Quindell

      Tiger Global’s short-selling web A $15bn New York investment company has used anonymous offshore companies to profit from...

    25. November 19, 2014

      Blur Group shares fall on third profit warning

      Shares in Blur Group plunged 15 per cent on Wednesday after the company issued its third profit warning of the year, amid a...

    26. FT Alphaville

      November 18, 2014

      Dear SRA: will you be ready if a large law firm fails?

      Much of our coverage of the controversial Quindell has focused on its transformation into one of the UK’s largest law firms....

    27. November 17, 2014

      Note to numpties: be on guard for Quindell misunderstandings

      So Canaccord Genuity has quit as a broker to Quindell. So too has one of Quindell’s spin-doctors, Redleaf, which clearly...

    28. November 17, 2014

      Quindell’s troubles put founder Rob Terry’s past in spotlight

      Struggles of Rob Terry In November last year, an ambitious British start-up called Quindell raised £200m in a share issue...

    29. November 17, 2014

      Fresh controversy sends Quindell shares sliding

      Quindell sank into fresh controversy after its founder and chairman Rob Terry revealed he knew its joint broker was...

    30. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2014

      Announced today: Quindell's broker resigned a month ago

      Here is a selected chronology of recent events at Quindell, one of the UK’s largest law firms, whose share price has...

    31. November 16, 2014

      Directors’ share dealings prove a big issue

      Traders swap squillions of shares for cash daily. So what could be simpler. Yet when big cheeses at small companies sell...

    32. November 14, 2014

      Can I save inheritance tax through Aim shares?

      My wife and I understand that certain shares traded on the Alternative Investment Market are exempt from inheritance tax,...

    33. November 10, 2014

      Quindell suffers fresh share deal controversy

      Quindell, the insurance claims processor, has suffered new controversy, after its chairman revealed that he had effectively...

    34. November 9, 2014

      United Cacao Aim listing to answer rising demand

      The first listing of a cocoa plantation-owner on Aim, London’s junior market, is set to happen next month, underlining how...

    35. November 7, 2014

      Fever-Tree fizzes on Aim debut

      Fever-Tree, purveyors of premium tonic water and other mixers to the discerning gin drinker, enjoyed a champagne corklike...

    36. FT Alphaville

      November 6, 2014

      Quindell and the uncertainty principle

      The Wednesday announcement by Quindell — an all purpose law firm, technological insurance outsourcer and scaffolding company...

    37. November 4, 2014

      City scion’s tarnished Siberian gold mission

      Peter Hambro built Petropavlovsk, his semi-eponymous mining group, on the back of his relentless bullishness about Russia...

    38. November 2, 2014

      Numis joins search for northern riches

      “Go north, my son,” is not advice often heard in the Square Mile. Yet Numis Securities, by some measures the UK’s...

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