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    1. January 25, 2015

      Small-caps need not think they must fill silences

      Children heading for the beach in the back of the car browbeat their parents with the question: “Are we nearly there yet?”...

    2. January 23, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — IPOs

      What does this show? It’s the cumulative returns of new issues against the broader market, as measured by the Numis Smaller...

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    1. January 23, 2015

      WANdisco launches $25m cash call

      WANdisco, the Aim-listed technology group targeting the growing big data market, launched a surprise $25m cash call on...

    2. January 22, 2015

      Slater & Gordon in talks to buy Quindell Legal Services

      Quindell has entered negotiations to sell its legal services division to Australian law firm Slater & Gordon, as the...

    3. January 22, 2015

      Monitise considers sale on revenue warning

      Monitise, the UK mobile payments company, has issued its third revenue warning in a year and appointed advisers to consider...

    4. January 20, 2015

      Forex turmoil brings regulatory issues into sharp focus

      Several years ago a consultant was speaking to an offshore foreign exchange brokerage who was eager to start marketing their...

    5. January 19, 2015

      Upbeat WANdisco chief David Richards looks over the horizon

      In tone and demeanour, if not through his British accent or conservative dress sense, David Richards comes across more as a...

    6. January 19, 2015

      Bargain Booze cheered by growing popularity of discount retail

      The growing lure of discount retailers has driven a near 50 per cent increase in half-year profits at Bargain Booze, the...

    7. January 18, 2015

      Aim stocks miss target but backers remain undeterred

      One thing you can’t take away from the Alternative Investment Market as it heads for its 20th anniversary: its success in...

    8. January 15, 2015

      UK small-caps: Aiming low

      It is easy to poke fun. London’s Alternative Investment Market sells a dream — invest in the small companies of today which...

    9. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2015

      What's an eighth of zero?

      Further to the announcement by Quindell that it has appointed two new executives in return for a bucket full of options and...

    10. January 12, 2015

      Private sector left floundering by risk of contracts such as Sellafield

      Until 2011, a visit to Sellafield atomic power station was de rigueur for any school in Northern England seeking a day trip...

    11. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2015

      QPP offers new chairman a roll of the dice

      Quindell, the description-defying collapsed stock promotion acquisition roll-up machine whose stake-selling founder lurks as...

    12. January 11, 2015

      Jon Moulton-backed pharma group Redx aims for £80m listing

      A biotech company backed by controversial City Link owner Jon Moulton is set to go public in an £80m flotation. Redx Pharma,...

    13. January 6, 2015

      BP: Call this a core holding?

      “A permanent embarrassment, and an occasional disgrace,” Ian Archer, the journalist, once said of Rangers football club in...

    14. January 6, 2015

      City Link assets sold to rival DX Group

      The administrators of City Link, the parcels delivery company that collapsed on Christmas Eve, have sold more than £1m-worth...

    15. December 30, 2014

      Tech start-ups on Aim fail to hit heights

      It has been a turbulent year for investors in small public UK technology companies. While the global sector has enjoyed...

    16. December 28, 2014

      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...

    17. 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 —...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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