UK ECM needs structural change for retail to play bigger role

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By Aidan Gregory
14 Jul 2020

UK equity capital markets have undergone changes during the Covid-19 pandemic, including allowing retail investors to participate in accelerated recapitalisations of London-listed companies via PrimaryBid. The rise of the app represents a long overdue change but its impact is likely to be limited.

The pandemic and the lockdown that followed prompted dozens of UK companies to tap the equity markets for funding as the UK economy fell off a cliff. These placings have been vital to repairing damaged balance sheets, or raising capital to take advantage of the opportunities that the ...

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