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Singer Capital Markets celebrates 25 years of AIM – The world’s most successful growth market

In 1995, AIM launched with just 10 companies. 25 years later, it’s a thriving £100bn investment powerhouse fuelling the growth of hundreds of businesses. This month, AIM is celebrating 25 years of trading having generated over £115bn of growth capital for over 3,500 companies.

As a leading Financial Adviser on AIM for over 14 years, Singer Capital Markets is incredibly proud to have helped create so many AIM success stories with our clients. Some of our current AIM highlights include:

⚫️ Top 3 Financial Adviser & Broker by number of clients

⚫️ Currently working with and supporting 66 clients on AIM

⚫️ Over 140 transactions completed on AIM since 2013

⚫️ A leading technology franchise – top 2 for no. of tech clients

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, AIM has remained very much open for business, with 158 AIM companies raising £1.9 billion follow-on capital in the first five months of 2020.

As well as this, Grant Thornton research shows AIM companies directly contributed £33.5bn to UK GDP and supported more than 430,000 jobs in 2019. At Singer Capital Markets, we are hugely proud to be part of this vibrant ecosystem of companies, and to see first hand the difference this market has made to so many companies, people and to our economy as a whole.

The success that so many companies have found on AIM is a testament to the strength of UK equity markets. Quite often I hear about companies looking at the US market but, actually, AIM demonstrates everything that’s positive about our ecosystem here in the UK, and just how important it is to our economy.

Tim Cockroft, Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Singer Capital Markets

Looking back at some of our AIM stories

Singer Capital Markets raise £40 million in 7 months for Springfield Properties

From their IPO on AIM in 2017 through to a Secondary Placing in 2018, Singer Capital Markets has been delighted to support Springfied Properties as their Nominated Adviser & Sole Broker, raising £40 million in 7 months.

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Singer Capital Markets raise £35 million for essensys plc within 12 months

Singer Capital Markets acted as Nominated Adviser & Sole Broker to essensys plc on their admission to AIM in May 2019, raising £28 million in an oversubscribed Placing. A further £7 million was raised in April 2020.

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Singer Capital Markets support FreeAgent from IPO to Acquisition

Acting as Nominated Adviser, Rule 3 Adviser and Sole Broker, Singer Capital Markets were delighted to work with FreeAgent – from their IPO on AIM in November 2016 to their Acquisition by RBS for £53 million in March 2018 (the first Acquisition RBS made since 2008).

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RenalytixAI – Award Winning IPO & £36 million raised in 10 months

Despite looking at the US market, RenalytixAI decided to float on AIM in October 2018, with Singer Capital Markets acting as Nominated Adviser & Sole Broker. Their IPO won the ‘Transaction of the Year’ Award and the company have raised £36 million in just 10 months.

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