On 20 September 2012, the Government announced that is has, together with the London Stock Exchange, developed a set of proposals to attract entrepreneurs and high-growth companies to the London equity markets, including a new route to the UK market for high-growth companies. The new route would be aimed mainly at European mid-sized high-growth businesses, which are currently under-represented on the UK’s public markets, and is intended as a launch pad for companies seeking a full premium listing. Further details on the proposed eligibility criteria and benefits of the new route to market are due to be published before the end of the year.

Government Press Release, 20 September 2012, available at:

http://www.news.bis.gov.uk/Press-Releases/Bold-actionto-open-up-London-s-equity-markets-to-high-growthcompanies-6805e.aspx