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 FlexShares® by Northern Trust Asset Management to celebrate the launch of its FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds in Europe

Today, London Stock Exchange markets were opened by Northern Trust Asset Management to celebrate the launch of two climate focused exchange-traded funds (ETFs): the FlexShares® Developed Markets Low Volatility Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QVFD) and the FlexShares® Developed Market High Dividend Climate ESG UCITS ETF (QDFD). 

The Funds represent the first FlexShares’ ETFs available in E

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Cellular Goods to the Main Market

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes Cellular Goods plc to trading on the standard segment of the Main Market under the ticker “CBX” after it raised gross proceeds of £13 million through a 13 times oversubscribed IPO.

Cellular will be the first pure-play biosynthetic cannabinoids consumer products company to list on London Stock Exchange, providing the investor community with a

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Ecobank Nigeria celebrating its bond issuance

Ecobank Nigeria has today opened the market at London Stock Exchange via a virtual ceremony to mark the listing of its five-year fixed rate senior unsecured US$300 million bond.

Ecobank Nigeria, a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the parent company of the  Ecobank Group, provides the full suite of banking products, services and solutions through multiple channels

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Auction Technology Group to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

Today, London Stock Exchange welcomes Auction Technology Group to trading on the Main Market by way of a premium listing.

ATG has been serving the auction industry since its origins as the Antiques Trade Gazette in 1971. It now operates the world’s leading marketplaces for curated online auctions, seamlessly connecting bidders from around the world to trusted auctioneers across three

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