Why Invest in a Growth Company?

17/12/2019 | 04:37

WHY INVEST IN A GROWTH COMPANY?

It was recently reported that not only do SMEs make up 99.9% of private sector businesses and 60% of private sector jobs, they also employ 16.5 million people and contribute £1.8 trillion to the national wealth. 

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Company profile: Dozens

21/11/2019 | 10:26

WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT DOZENS?

Given there are more than 1,600 FinTech firms in the UK, with that number predicted to double within a decade, the financial start-up disrupter marketplace is already very crowded.

Nevertheless, a lot of funding is still ploughing into these disrupters – more than $3 billion in 2018. Can Dozens whose Fixed Interest Bonds are traded on NEX Exchange...

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Company Profile: Shepherd Neame

31/01/2019 | 11:01

BREWING HAS ALWAYS BEEN AT A FAST PACE

We are very proud that the oldest brewer in Britain is a member, although Shepherd Neame's business is morphing - in line with the changing tastes and cultural attitudes of the country - such that calling it a "brewery" might be considered inadequate. To gauge exactly what the 302-pub strong Shepherd Neame's view of the future might be we spoke to Jonathan Neame, the company's CEO...

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Eight Capital

10/01/2019 | 05:15

It’s fair to say that Eight Capital Partners’ antecedent structure, Cogenpower plc., had a bumpy start in life. Listed on AIM, Cogenpower, an alternative energy group, became a cash shell when it sold its Cogenpower business in December 2017, temporarily re branding as Monreal plc.

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Company Profile: Good Energy Group plc

19/11/2018 | 04:49

Good Energy renewable energy company based in the heart of Wiltshire, is truly of the zeitgeist. It is one of the leading suppliers of renewable power in the UK today; it is also one of the main proponents for action to prevent further climate change, thanks in large part to the energetic dedication of Juliet Davenport, its founder & CEO.

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City AM Profile: Sativa Investments plc

10/10/2018 | 11:04

One of the leading proponents of medicinal cannabis in the UK today  is Geremy Thomas, CEO of  Sativa Investments (Sativa),  which is quoted on the NEX Exchange and is the UK's first  medicinal cannabis investment vehicle.

Thomas was well aware of the various exchanges he could use to float Sativa and chose NEX Exchange to debut. "As an investor in a number of NEX Exchange stocks I was already interested in the exchange." Sativa joined in March this year and the experience has, as Thomas says, been "very positive. When we first quoted I was asked when I thought medicinal cannabis would become available in the UK and I said two to three years, but the regulatory moodhas changed remarkably fast, thanks mainly to pressure from public opinion."

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Company profile: Chapel Down Group Plc

12/09/2018 | 12:55

Aside from a multitude of accolades and awards for its wines, the company really came to the notice of the general public in 2011, when Chapel Down was widely reported to have been served at the wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton.

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Case Study - Walls & Futures REIT

10/05/2018 | 10:18

We are an Ethical Housing REIT, providing homes for some of the most vulnerable people in society. This includes learning and physical disabilities, mental health needs, homelessness and extra care (housing with care for the elderly). 

We collaborate with our customers, including charities and housing associations, to design, fund, build and deliver quality homes throughout the UK. Our financial target is to deliver a long-term annual net return of 79% of which 3-4% will be paid in the form of a dividend.

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Black Sea Properties - Raising money & growing its portfolio in prime Bulgarian locations

31/10/2017 | 09:27

BSP focuses on generating capital gains through financing, selling and developing property in Bulgaria. BSP concentrates on prime areas such as Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, its ski resorts and the capital, Sofia.

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Capital Raising on Public Markets

31/10/2017 | 08:34

Investing in property focused companies gives investors exposure to the property market without needing to invest in and manage properties directly. Equally, it allows
greater diversification in terms of geography and income, for example, from rental yields, capital gains or a combination of the two. Investing in quoted or listed securities on NEX Exchange, investors have the flexibility of access to live prices, liquidity and market makers. On NEX Exchange, investors can benefit from tax exemptions offered by the
UK government aimed at helping fuel small business growth. These range from capital gains and inheritance tax reliefs to being able to invest using your Individual Savings Account allowance.

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Taking the 'Cryptic' out of Cryptocurrency

12/10/2017 | 12:32

With news that Goldman Sachs is considering a new trading operation dedicated to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, their popularity is likely to increase significantly. Establishing efficiency and security where these transactions are concerned, however, is vital to increasing validation of an investment route yet to be regulated.

 

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A Unique New Approach to helping Companies and Investors reach their Goals

27/09/2017 | 12:22


First Sentinel is a consortium of companies focused on alternative investments, specialising in equity and debt deals with appealing IRRs, as well as traditional corporate finance and legal services. We focus on small cap companies, as we believe in their potential for significant growth, giving investors the returns they are looking for while also
structuring deals so that investors are protected. 

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Helping Companies Raise Money and Investors Diversify their Exposure

27/09/2017 | 12:08

Helping Companies Raise Money and Investors Diversify their Exposure

At NEX Exchange, we are starting to enjoy increasing interest among specialist funds that want to raise money for companies, both pre-IPO and once public.

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NEX Exchange is a Serious Player in an ever Challenging Market

26/09/2017 | 10:42

NEX Exchange is a Serious Player in an ever Challenging Market

I have been working as a corporate finance adviser for 30 years and as a sponsor on the Main Market, as well as an AIM nominated adviser. Before AIM, of course, there was the Unlisted Securities Market, where I worked on my first IPO in 1988. 

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Advisers are choosing NEX Exchange as the Alternative Growth Market for SMEs

25/09/2017 | 01:43

Companies and corporate finance firms are increasingly looking for an alternative junior stock market. NEX Exchange, a fully-regulated stock market, is offering a competitive alternative for companies, investors and their corporate advisers.

For corporate finance firms, traditionally advising companies on AIM, our ability to provide a more engaged service has been particularly appealing. For financial advisers on Main Market listings, we are able to provide a more flexible regulatory approach better suited to SME investment vehicles and those raising money without compromising on quality. 

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MiFID – Changing the face of Equity Research for Small Cap Companies

25/09/2017 | 09:18

Equity research is fundamentally important to SMEs. Most do not have dedicated, in house investor relations professionals, and senior executives are busy with their core roles. Furthermore, equity research analysts will have a greater purview of peer, adjacent and competitive businesses to provide some valuable insights

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Supporting SME Fundraising through Investor Relations and PR Activities

06/09/2017 | 12:46

Equity research is not only a way of keeping in contact with existing investors and stimulating liquidity, but also a means of reaching new institutional and retail investors. Furthermore, it is an increasingly important way for companies to capture information on their investors and analytics on how investors respond to their research – especially for small firms with typically smaller budgets. 

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Case Study - NQ Minerals

15/08/2017 | 02:26

NQ Minerals is an Australia-based exploration and development company, looking ot move into near-term revenue generating gold and base metal production. Earlier this year, we acquired the polymetallic Hellyer Mine inn Tasmania.

The Hellyer Mine contains over US$1bn of gold, silver, zinc and lead in situ an has significant existing infrastructure. We plan to fast-track Hellyer to production within 12 months to generate cash-flow and in turn profitability. 

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Case Study - National Milk Records

15/08/2017 | 09:59

When was the last time you walked into a supermarket and there was no milk or the milk was sour when you got home? National Milk Records is part of the integrated UK dairy supply chain which guarantees milk quality and supply.

 In simple terms we receive a sample of milk from every dairy farm every day and we also test half of the individual dairy cows in the country every month. Along with the hard working dairy cow, we work 24 hours a day for 365 days a year.

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Case Study - Ashley House

15/08/2017 | 09:42

 

Ashley House is a social developer, creating flexible and efficient social and community health care and supported living environments. We have a 25 year track record providing innovative approaches to resourcing,funding, design and development of over 200 completed schemes. We recently acquired a majority stake in an off-site modular construction business, enabling the group to offer either traditional build or off-site construction for future schemes. off-site construction improves quality, energy efficiency and speed of delivery as well as providing positive environmental benefits.

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Case Study - Capital for Colleagues

14/08/2017 | 04:59

WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?

We're an investment vehicle pursuing opportunities in the employee-owned business sector. There's plenty of independent research form the likes of Cass Business School to suggest that a combination of shared ownership and employee participation can deliver superior business performance.

We have a portfolio of 15 unquoted employee-owned businesses and we're invested in everything from builders' merchants to technology companies. The private companies we invest in generate total turnover of around £47m a year and support something like 440 jobs.

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How do I Trade Small Caps?

14/08/2017 | 04:54

How do I Trade Small Caps?

It's the million-dollar question isn't it? And with the rise in the trend of DIY investing, more and more people are asking for it.

So you have your copies of the FT and City A.M. at the ready - what do you look for?



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Case Study - Miton Group

14/08/2017 | 03:46

WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING TO UK SMALL CAPS RECENTLY?

The recent setback in the oil price underlines just how subdued world growth remains. Naturally, it is harder for all companies to grow at these times, but in the regard it is worth noting that the immature tend to have an advantage. The vibrant and agile can sometimes find ways to buck the wider trend. All this explains perhaps why smaller company stocks have outperformed the broader market indices recently.

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Case Study - Ace Liberty & Stone

14/08/2017 | 02:32

WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?

Ace targets commercial properties with quality tenants-8 per cent of rental income comes from national and local government with the balance from FTSE100 companies - and short lease periods. 

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF LISTING YOUR COMPANY ON NEX EXCHANGE?

The NEX listing helps reassure shareholders on such matters as share value and transferability; corporate governance standards; and controlled dissemination of corporate information to create a level playing field. 

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NEX Exchange Case Study - Sandal

10/08/2017 | 11:18

Sandal is a designer, developer and manufacturer of consumer electronics. The business is divided into two distinct product groups: the Energenie MiHome range aimed at home automation and the Internet of Things, together with energy saving products and portable charging devices; Power connections which is a supplier to customer in the UK and overseas of electrical connection products.

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NEX Exchange Case Study - Healthperm

09/08/2017 | 04:41

WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO?

Healthperm is a healthcare recruitment business, dedicated to addressing the significant shortfalls in healthcare professionals in the UK and the UAE. Our objective is to become a trusted provider of permanent experienced nurses and other healthcare professionals initially from the Philippines into the UK and UAE.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF LISTING YOUR COMPANY ON NEX EXCHANGE?

Listing on the NEX Exchange demonstrates our commitment to high levels of corporate governance and providing total transparency for any stakeholder working with us.

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NEX Exchange Case Study - Walls & Futures REIT

09/08/2017 | 04:21

NEX Exchange Case Study

Walls & Futures REIT is a Real Estate Investment Trust committed to delivering long-term income and capital growth by investing in residential property, with a particular focus on London and the South East for the private rental sector and country-wide for the social housing sector. Our long-term target is an annual return of 7-9 per cent with an estimated annual 3-4 per cent distribution yield.

What are the advantages of listing your company on NEX Exchange?

NEX Exchange provides us with the regulatory framework required for our status as a REIT. 

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Karoo is on the Frontline of an Energy Revolution

09/08/2017 | 02:16

Karoo Energy was admitted to NEX in September 2011 as an investment company focusing on oil and gas. it has grown to become the largest holder of shale gas licences in Botswana and its licences cover approximately 150,000 sq km of ground. Exploration work completed to-date indicates conditions that are favourable for both shale gas and CBM. The company is continuing its work on the ground gathering data from its exploration bore holes in its effort to confirm potential gas estimates.

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Accelerating the Expansion of Small, Fast-Growth Companies

09/08/2017 | 12:40

Milamber Ventures (MVLP), listed on NEX Exchange, is a specialist investment company which works with a portfolio of small fast growing businesses to accelerate their development by providing business and strategic advice, while helping them secure funding through our European, US and Asian networks.

We work with our client portfolio companies to ensure they overcome the typical barriers to success, namely: failure to attract and engage with new customers, failure to attract the right type of capital, and failure to attract high quality, affordable professional support.

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The Best of British Cyber Security Research for the Battle Ahead

09/08/2017 | 12:05

Cyber security is the biggest challenge facing the digital world today, and the global market for solutions is set to grow from an estimated £50bn in 2015 to £116bn in 2020. 

Crossword Cybersecurity is a technology commercialisation firm focused exclusively on the sector which is positioned to take advantage of this booming market. Crossword works with UK universities to identify promising cyber security IP that meet real world challenges, and our expert consulting team, consisting of ex-military and national security experts, engages with clients to solve their problems. 

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How to Trade on NEX Exchange – Broker & Market Maker Supported Trading

24/07/2017 | 10:52


Trading on NEX Exchange takes place through brokers and market makers. As an individual, investors are able to trade online and over the phone through brokers. Brokers offer a range of services from stock brokering on an advisory, discretionary or execution-only basis but can also provide wealth planning, portfolio management, or help for you to invest in NEX Exchange securities as part of your Self Invested Pension Plan or Individual Savings Account.

If you have a share certificate and would like to trade your shares, you can find a selection of the brokers who work with us....

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NEX Exchange: Development & Grow Stories in a Broad Range of Sectors

05/07/2017 | 11:40

NEX Exchange: Development & Grow Stories in a Broad Range of Sectors
The midpoint of the year is a good opportunity to review the progress of some of the NEX Exchange companies we have featured so far.

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Investment Opportunities in Small Cap Companies

21/06/2017 | 11:41

Investment Opportunities in Small Cap Companies
NEX Exchange is the primary listing venue for 85 micro and small caps, as well as being an alternative trading venue for 500 AIM stocks.

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Strong Fundraising Results for NEX Exchange Companies

07/06/2017 | 11:17

Strong Fundraising Results for NEX Exchange Companies
In recent weeks a number of companies quoted on NEX Exchange across a variety of sectors have successfully completed step-change fundraisings. DagangHalal [NEX:DGHL], the first global emarket Halal verification certifier raised close to £3.1m.

National Milk Records [NEX:NMRP] also reached a major milestone in raising £7.33m.

 

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NEX Exchange: incubator for companies growth

31/05/2017 | 11:29

NEX Exchange is a stock market operator, helping companies at every stage of their development. CEO Patrick Birley stresses on the possibility of working* with a variety of companies – from entrepreneurial to well-established. Among NEX Exchange clients, he mentions Chapel Down (CDGP), an example of a successful and high performing business; Coinsilium which is benefiting from the media attention around Bitcoin and blockchain.

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NEX Exchange providing access to first movers in blockchain and fintech

24/05/2017 | 10:23

NEX Exchange providing access to first movers in blockchain and fintech

Blockchain or distributed ledger technology entered financial services a number of years ago and has dominated column inches ever since. Derived from the underlying technology of Bitcoin, the virtual currency, its uses range from self-executing ‘smart contracts’, to trade processing, the settlement of financial transactions and cryptocurrencies.

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NEX Exchange – Home to Mineral Resource Fundraising Success

10/05/2017 | 11:38

NEX Exchange – Home to Mineral Resource Fundraising  Success

Firms in the mining and resource sector represent a major segment among growth companies, something also reflected on the NEX Exchange Growth Market. Investors in these companies typically benefit from further returns on top of their initial investment when the firm moves from exploration to proving its resources or going into production.

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Financing for SMEs

08/05/2017 | 11:17

NEX Exchange is committed to ensuring access to both cost effective and efficient capital from Smaller Companies.

Financing is the bane of the life of any small or medium sized business and since they account for nearly half of the UK economy that's potentially a massive problem. Yet despite stock markets that specialise in smaller businesses are nothing new, many small companies do not look there as a means of raising capital, often thinking they are for “bigger players” and a more expensive source of financing.

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NEX Exchange Growth Market: The Alternative to a Main Market Listing

26/04/2017 | 12:14

NEX Exchange Growth Market: The Alternative to a Main Market Listing

There is a misconception that junior markets in London have become more restrictive. But at NEX Exchange, we deliver and continue to develop a straightforward admission process for UK and overseas firms to join our Growth Market. We offer a choice between a credible Growth Market designed to suit the needs of early stage companies and a fully regulated listing on the NEX Exchange Main Board.

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The Importance of Investing in Investor Relations once on a Public Market

25/04/2017 | 09:15

PR, or to be specific, Investor Relations, is a sub-section of a company’s public relations function and describes the ongoing activity of how a quoted company communicates with the investment community, whether it is existing shareholders, potential investors, analysts or journalists. 

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Appointment of Independent Directors to Junior Overseas Companies Listing in London

25/04/2017 | 09:04

As NEX Exchange opens its doors to junior overseas companies, we discuss here the importance of appointing independent directors to the board as part of the listing process. Whilst some companies only appoint one Independent Director, it is common (and advisable) for overseas companies to appoint 2 or 3 Independent Directors to the board in the run up to a London Listing.

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Crowdfunding & IPO - A Recipe for Fundraising Success

19/04/2017 | 09:46

At NEX Exchange we support growth companies in their plans for fundraising. With the advent of crowdfunding, especially popular for companies with a strong consumer aspect, we are proud to have supported crowdfunding successes, where a quote on NEX Exchange has enhanced offering to potential investors.


Over the past five years, over £35bn has been raised for SMEs in the UK through crowdfunding. Crowdfunding rounds vary from £50,000 to several million. For SMEs, crowdfunding has often facilitated a quick cult-following for retail products. 

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The Venue for Technology and Software Companies

12/04/2017 | 10:48

Technology and software firms are great examples of early stage companies that are well suited to admission onto a public market. While private equity and venture capital has been a traditional source of funding for these firms, entrepreneurs are increasingly choosing to list to grow their business to scale, while retaining control over the development of their technology.

For some, in time they may choose to sell their business to a bigger competitor. Listing gives them much needed visibility and a valuation.

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Face to Face with NEX Exchange

05/04/2017 | 10:36

Face to Face with NEX Exchange
One of the aspects of NEX Exchange I am most proud of is our community-based and partnership approach.

The team at NEX Exchange was delighted to attend the UK Investor Show and Master Investor in the last fortnight, giving us the opportunity to speak to investors and small cap companies.

In the last few days of the 2016-17 tax year, many private investors are keen to squeeze in some last minute investments listed on NEX Exchange. Co-attendees Chapel Down, Doriemus, Rare Earth and Coinsilium proved very much of interest to potential investor. Investors were keen to know how they could deploy the new, much higher £20,000 Isa allowance for 2017-18 into stocks and shares.

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A Force for Good: The Social Stock Exchange

29/03/2017 | 09:45

Stock markets are often synonymous with growth, yield and profit. However they are also a driver of job creation and pension fund investment which help look after many of us in our old age. It's often overlooked that they can also be a source of ethical investment.

NEX Exchange is unique owing to its partnership with Social Stock Exchange (SSX), bringing investors the world's first social impact segment on a regulated exchange. The SSX is a unique platform occupied by firms dedicated to providing a positive social and environment impact as well as a financial return.

 

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Taking on Aim at its own game

27/03/2017 | 12:41

In many ways Patrick Birley is everything you would expect of the chief executive of junior stock market operator Nex Exchange. In his own words, “I’ve worked for an awful lot of exchanges”: LCH Clearnet, the NYSE Euronext, the European Climate Exchange and the London Metal Exchange to name a few.

However, you could be excused for not having heard of his latest venture, the Nex Exchange. The market was known as ISDX until the recent Tullett Prebon-Icap deal, which resulted in the creation of the Nex Group name. Birley’s mission as chief executive of Nex Group is to get its name out there.

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Small Caps can Gallop: An Eclectic Mix at NEX Exchange

22/03/2017 | 09:06

While there are plenty of stock market adages to choose from to cover almost all occasions, many of which can be contradictory, there is one which has stood the test of time particularly well: “Elephants don’t gallop”.


This pearl from the late, legendary investor Jim Slater perfectly sums up the idea of buying into value growth stocks, as opposed to attempting to double your money in, say, BT Group. It could also be the motto of NEX
Exchange – “the other stock market.”

 

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NEX Exchange – The UK Growth Market for Equities and Bonds

16/03/2017 | 08:10

NEX Exchange is the only SME exchange in London supporting issuance of both corporate bonds and equities.

This week we feature St Mark Homes, a NEX Exchange equities issuer in the property sector. Property companies have taken advantage of issuing both equities and bonds on NEX Exchange. Issuing bonds, or debt fundraising, may be an attractive alternative to equity for revenue generating businesses.

For shareholders, it is a way to raise capital without share dilution while offering an attractive fixed return for investors looking to beat the 0.25 per cent base rate. 

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Invest in Brands you won't find on any Other Exchange

08/03/2017 | 10:46

Invest in Brands you won't find on any Other Exchange
At NEX Exchange we're proud to support and give investors access to a wide range of industry sectors. From fintech startups such as Coinsilium Group to household brewers and vineyards such as Chapel Down, Daniel Thwaites and Adnams.

To compete in today's crowded marketplace, many small cap companies are focussed on an innovative idea or product that investors and customers can't access elsewhere. Sandal plc is one such example. Since joining NEX Exchange in 2015, its launched its Energenie MiHome Home Automation product and has enjoyed successful marketing and distribution tie ups.

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The World’s Growth Companies are keen to Attract a UK Investor Base

01/03/2017 | 08:51

The World’s Growth Companies are keen to Attract a UK Investor Base
While NEX Exchange largely focuses on UK-based companies, we also welcome suitable growth stocks from other parts of the world. South East Asia is home to some of the most innovative and exciting companies in the world.

Healthperm Resourcing which finds qualified healthcare professionals, principally from the Philippines, joined our market only five months ago and has been well received by investors, showing great initial returns.

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There are Big Tax Advantages to Investing in UK Growth Companies

22/02/2017 | 09:07

There are Big Tax Advantages to Investing in UK Growth Companies
The UK government has been a leader in recognising the role that small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) play in a vibrant economy and it offers generous tax incentives to investors in stocks on the NEX Exchange Growth Market. 

For example, there is no capital gains tax (CGT) payable on gains made from investing in our Growth Companies, provided the stock is held for at least three years. This suits individuals who are interested in investing in NEX Exchange growth companies because we are well designed to efficiently support long term investors.

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Here's a no obligation free offer for aim quoted companies

15/02/2017 | 11:56

Here's a no obligation free offer for aim quoted companies
NEX Exchange automatically accepts Aim quoted companies of good standing on a “fast-track” basis. It’s a simple process that requires only a couple of forms to be completed and, for the next six months, it’s free.

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What does 2017 hold for IPOs?

14/02/2017 | 12:39

What does 2017 hold for IPOs?
2017 will see a surge in IPOs on the London market - that was all the talk in the last quarter of 2016. This followed a challenging year for IPOs, which saw a series of difficult market conditions as well as uncertainty caused in the run-up and immediate aftermath of the Referendum, closely followed by the US Presidential race.

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Let's Talk Liquidity

08/02/2017 | 08:42

Let's Talk Liquidity
For most companies, a key reason for joining a public market is to establish a fair price for their stock. This happens on NEX Exchange through the use of market makers (Winterflood Securities, Shore Cap and Peel Hunt) who will always offer a two way price to brokers.

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The Other London Stock Exchange

01/02/2017 | 08:25

NEX Exchange is the new name for ISDX (formerly Plus Markets and OFEX). However, it’s more than just a name change and we believe that we offer a compelling alternative for companies thinking about coming to the public market.

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NEX Exchange – FAQs regarding an IPO

24/01/2017 | 03:49

FAQs regarding an IPO
An IPO, or Initial Public Offering, is when a company first offers its shares to the public and lists on a stock exchange; such as NEX Exchange.

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How an IPO can benefit your business

17/01/2017 | 05:09

How an IPO can benefit your business
A UK IPO is the process of raising fresh capital from third party investors, normally institutional shareholders or private individuals, in return for shares in your company.

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