All the essential UK stock market IPO news in a single place. 

M&G Prudential

Prudential is to demerge its UK business as a separately-listed company called M&G Prudential. Further details about the spin-off will be released later this year.

Gore Street Energy Storage Fund

The investment trust is hoping to raise up to £100m to build a portfolio of utility scale energy storage projects. Its listing has been pushed back from April to 3 May.

Vivo Energy

The African petrol station operator has announced its intention to list on the LSE in May with an expected valuation of between $3bn and $4bn.

Serinus Energy

The Romania and Tunisia-focused oil and gas firm is hoping to float on AIM in May.


Electric vehicle charging specialist Chargemaster is to float on the London Stock Exchange later this year.


The antivirus software firm is preparing for a London stock market listing that could value the business at $4bn.

AJ Bell

The investment platform provider and owner of Shares magazine says it is considering an IPO in late 2018 or early 2019. Should it proceed, there will be a retail share offer exclusively for AJ Bell customers who will be able to apply for shares before they start trading on the open market.


The investment company hopes to put money into tech firms. It is run by Keith Todd, chairman of Amino Technologies. Floats on AIM on 30 April.

Aston Martin

The carmaker is reportedly considering a London IPO in a deal that could value it at up to £5bn.

GEMS Education

The Dubai-based private school operator is rumoured to be eyeing a London IPO in 2018 with a speculated $4bn valuation.


Website analytics group Fastbase is hoping to join AIM in the first quarter of 2018.

Cabot Credit Management

Britain biggest debt collector is rumoured to be having another go at getting its IPO off the ground, having pulled a listing last year.


The food delivery platform is considering a stock market flotation in London or New York, according to media reports.


Press reports suggest the cinema operator is preparing to list in London potentially during the summer.

Minergy Coal & Energy

The coal miner hopes to list on AIM in 2018.

Old Mutual Wealth

The business will rebrand as Quilter and join the London stock market in 2018, although a listing date has still to be decided.

Dangote Cement

Africa's biggest cement mixer may float later this year in London, according to media reports.

VPS Healthcare

Reports suggest the Middle Eastern hospital manager is considering a London listing. It is a rival to FTSE 100 business NMC Health.

Standard Profil

There is speculation that auto parts maker Standard Profil could float in London, potentially in May.

Entertainment Magpie

The second hand CD and electrical items seller is rumoured to be considering a London IPO.

Saudi Aramco

Reuters reports that Saudi Arabia has shortlisted London as one of the potential places to float part of its national oil company Saudi Aramco.


The video games publisher is rumoured to be lining up a London listing in 2018.

SoftBank Corp

SoftBank Group will float its Japanese mobile phone business in Tokyo later this year. Reports suggests it may also list the shares in London.


The petrol station operator could be floated on the London stock market soon in order to provide an exit route for current owner Lone Star Funds, according to media reports.


The telecoms provider is widely rumoured to be preparing to join the UK stock market, potentially letting retail investors buy shares at the IPO price.

Vue Cinemas

British cinema chain widely tipped to be floating in London soon.

AppBox Media

UK-based mobile apps and video games developer says it will look to float in London or the US Nasdaq market.

White Rivers Exploration 

Has a joint venture in South Africa with Harmony on ones of the world's largest undeveloped gold mines. London IPO plans were shelved in 2017 but it may have another go in 2018.

Simit Sarayi

The Turkish simit bread seller is reported to be lining up a London listing in 2018.

Sok Marketler Ticaret

Reports suggest the Instanbul-based retailer could float in London and be worth $3bn.


The Austrian cryptocurrency miner is considering a listing on AIM in 2018, according to press reports.

Air Astana

Kazakhstan's national carrier Air Astana appears to have revived plans to float in London and Kazakhstan, judging by comments from its CEO in the media.

Eaton Towers

Reports suggest the Africa-focused telecoms infrastructure groing could float in London and command a £1.5bn valuation.

Amigo Loans

The subprime lender has reportedly hired bankers to look at a potential IPO in London. Reports suggest it could be worth more than £500m.


The law firm is rumoured to be thinking about a listing on the London Stock Exchange.


The IFA-backed funds platform is rumoured to be in the final stages of IPO preparation.


The insurance business is reported to be gearing up for a $2bn IPO in London.

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