Admission to AIM—requirements
Admission to AIM—requirements

The following Corporate guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Admission to AIM—requirements
  • The company
  • The company's securities
  • Appointment of a nominated adviser
  • Appointment of a broker
  • Adopting a dealing policy
  • Preparation of an admission document
  • The application for AIM admission
  • Legal Entity Identifier
  • Special conditions

A company applying for admission to trading on AIM (AIM admission) must meet the requirements of the AIM Rules for Companies (AIM Rules) as well as complying with:

  1. the legal requirements for offers of securities in the United Kingdom (UK)

  2. financial promotions restrictions

  3. any legal requirements of a jurisdiction where the securities are being offered, and

  4. if the company is incorporated outside the UK, the corporate and securities laws of the country of incorporation

This Practice Note deals with the requirements as they apply to a company incorporated in the UK which is not a ‘quoted applicant’. The London Stock Exchange offers an AIM fast-track admission route to certain companies which have had their securities traded on an AIM Designated Market (which includes the Official List) for at least 18 months prior to applying to AIM (referred to as quoted applicants in the AIM Rules). For more information see Practice Note: Admission to AIM—fast track route.

The company

A company incorporated in the UK that is applying for AIM admission must be a validly incorporated public company limited by shares.

A private company limited by shares or by guarantee is not able to offer its securities to the public or to allot or agree to allot its securities with a view to them being offered to the public. Any