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August 2019: a flurry of exits on AIM

Brickability joins London Stock Exchange IPO

August 2019 mirrored July with only one new arrival on AIM and plenty of leavers. Our latest free Blog introduces the newcomer and comments on the current state of London’s growth market.

At the end of August 2019 there were 886 companies on AIM, with the total market value £94.2bn. This compares with 895 companies at the end of July 2019 when AIM’s market value was £101bn. Excluding re-admissions and reverse takeovers, there was one new arrival and 10 departures in August 2019.

The lack of suitable newcomers will be a concern to the London Stock Exchange and once Brexit is out of the way (whenever that might be!) we expect a concerted marketing effort to lure suitable companies to list.

The big news in the month from AIM was the short dossier on Burford Capital (LON:BUR), AIM’s largest company by market capitalisation at the end of July, which saw its value more than halve. Burford's troubles represented a large element of the fall in value of AIM as a whole and the 6.4% decline in the AIM All-Share Index in the month.

We have commented extensively on the travails of Burford which has a big…

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This article was written by experts from Fundamental Asset Management.

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