Main Market

Access Europe's deepest pool of capital through our most international and diverse capital market

  • Our Main Market is a world leading market for the admission and trading of equity, debt and other securities. Its location at the heart of the world’s pre-eminent financial centre makes it the ideal home to more than 1,000 companies from 100 countries, including many of the world’s largest, most successful and dynamic companies.
  • Underpinned by London’s balanced and globally respected standards of regulation and corporate governance, the Main Market represents a badge of quality for every company admitted to and traded on it, and admission remains an aspiration for many companies worldwide.

 

Main Market at a glance

  • 1100+: Our Main Market is home to around 1,100 companies with a combined market cap of £3 trillion.
  • £160bn+: In the past five years alone, 555 companies have raised over £160bn on our Main Market segments.
  • £208m: The average amount of money raised at IPO over the past five years.
  • £4.5bn: Last year, the daily volume of trades of Main Market companies averaged £4.5bn.

Our Main Market segments

There are four segments within the Main Market, each fulfilling different issuer requirements.

Main Market - Premium Segment

The highest listing standards for the world’s leading companies

 

 

Main Market - Standard Segment

Core European listing standards for equity and GDR issuers

 

 

Main Market - High Growth Segment

launch pad for growth businesses on their journey to the Premium Segment.

 

Main Market - Specialist Fund Segment

Designed for investment funds that wish to target institutional investors or professionally advised investors only.

Find out about companies we have welcomed to our markets

London Stock Exchange welcomes the Republic of Belarus Inaugural bond listing on the Main Market

 

 

London Stock Exchange today welcomes the Ministry of Finance, acting on behalf of the Republic of Belarus, placing its US$500m 5.875% due February 2026 and US$750m 6.378% due February 2031 dual-tranche benchmark Eurobonds. These are the first bonds issued by the Ministry of Finance to be admitted to London Stock Exchange. 

The Republic

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Northern Powergrid on celebrating their inaugural green bond issuance on the Sustainable Bond Market

Northern Powergrid is delighted to become the first GB electricity distribution network operator to power its business investment plans via green finance, issuing its inaugural green bonds under the recently published Green Finance Framework.


Northern Powergrid is the electricity distribution network operator for the North East,

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Welcome China Pacific Insurance (Group) Company Ltd to the Shanghai Segment of the Main Market

London Stock Exchange Group (‘LSEG’) today welcomes China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd. (‘CPIC’ or ‘the Company’), a leading insurance group in China, as the Company begins trading through Shanghai-London Stock Connect. Shanghai-London Stock Connect marks a major collaboration between two of the world's leading economies, allowing global investors to access Chinese enterprises directly th

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London Stock Exchange today welcomes Diversified Gas and Oil

London Stock Exchange today welcomes Diversified Gas and Oil (“DGO” or the “Company”) to the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange Main Market following the completion of its transition from the Alternative Investment Market (“AIM”).

Since its initial IPO on AIM in February 2017, DGO has grown its portfolio of stable, primarily natural gas producing assets and complementary mid

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