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Value of AIM up 19% in twelve months

25 November 2013

  • AIM total market value increases from £60,622 million in October 2012 to £72,191 million in October 2013, a 19% increase;
  • Number of companies on the AIM stabilises from 1,102 in October 2012 to 1,090 in October 2013.

The value of the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) increased by 19% in the last 12 months, according to analysis by Deloitte. The overwhelming majority of these gains were made between June (£61,769 million) to October (£72,191 million) this year, a 17% increase. There are also signs of stabilisation in the number of companies listed on the AIM, as Q3 2013 was the only quarter not to include a net loss of companies listed in any one month since 2010.

The rise in value could be partly attributed to changes in legislation earlier in the year, allowing AIM stocks to be put into Isas as well as the abolition of stamp duty on share transactions in AIM.

Richard Thornhill, equity capital markets partner at Deloitte, comments: “In addition to increased flexibility over Isas, there is a general upswing in the number of companies seeking an IPO. Taken together, the AIM might well be attracting a new type of personal investor.

“The performance of the AIM will be tested over the long term, with concerns that AIM’s growth potential has been overvalued in the past. However, from our perspective, we are seeing a strong pipeline of companies seeking to list in 2014, heralding a significant year for IPOs.”

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