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.

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

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc to the Main Market

London Stock Exchange welcomes Oxford Nanopore Technologies plc to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Founded in 2005 by Gordon Sanghera, Spike Willcocks and Professor Hagan Bayley, Oxford Nanopore has developed a new generation of nanopore-based sensing technology.

Oxford Nanopore’s long term goal is to bring the widest benefits to society throug

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London Stock Exchange welcomes BioPharma Credit plc to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

BioPharma Credit, the specialist life sciences debt investor, today announces that its London listing has moved from the Specialist Fund Segment to the Premium Segment of the Main Market of London Stock Exchange. The Company’s objective in joining the Main Market is to raise the Company’s global profile, extend its potential shareholder base, and e

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London Stock Exchange welcomes Petershill Partners plc to the Premium Segment of the Main Market

Today, Petershill Partners, a leading global GP solutions investment group, begins trading on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange. Petershill Partners comprises minority investments in 19 high-quality Partner-firms, previously held in private funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). The Partner-firms have US$187 billion of aggregated assets under m

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London Stock Exchange welcomes the UK Government’s Inaugural Green Gilt to the Sustainable Bond Market

Today, HM Treasury and the UK Debt Management Office celebrated the listing of its inaugural green gilt, marking the launch of the UK Government’s Green Financing programme. The issuance raised £10bn for a 12-year green gilt, the largest inaugural sovereign issuance to date.  Today, the green gilt is listed on London Stock Exchange’s Sustainable Bond Market.

The UK will be f

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