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.

Blue Ocean Maritime Income

Closed ended compny Blue Ocean Maritime Income plans to raise $250m when it floats on the London Stock Exchange in late October.

The Multifamily Housing REIT

This closed-ended real estate investment trust expects to float on the Main Market on 28 September.

Funding Circle

Small business lender Funding Circle intends to make its stock exchange debut in October.

One Path Investments

One Path Investments, an oil and gas firm that focuses on acquiring assets, plans to float on AIM in mid-September.

Merian Chrysalis Investment Company

Guernsey investment company Merian Chrysalis plans to raise £200m when it floats on the London stock exchange soon.

Green Man Gaming

Online video games retailer Green Man Gaming is planning to float on AIM on 28 September.

Smithson Investment Trust

The investment trust plans to raise up to £250m when it debuts on the stock market on 19 October.

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.

Argo Blockchain

The cryptocurrency mining services group hopes to float on London's Main Market soon, commanding a £40m market valuation.

Mobius Investment Trust

Mobius Investment Trust is heading to the London Stock Exchange on 1 October.

Grit Real Estate Income

The investment trust is looking to raise at least $120m to invest in real estate assets in Ghana and Mozambique and other potential territories.


The University of Bradford spin-out oncology company is hoping to float on AIM soon.

ECI Telecom

The Israeli telecom equipment maker is rumoured to be preparing for a London listing either this year or in 2019.


The small cap hopes to join AIM in the second half of the year. It has an advanced stage phosphate project in South Africa and its CEO Ian Harebottle is best known for previously running Gemfields.

Aston Martin

The carmaker is considering a London IPO in a deal that could value it at up to £5bn. More details on the IPO are expected on or around 20 September.

Minergy Coal & Energy

The coal miner hopes to list on AIM in 2018.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

Vannin Capital

The litigation funder is rumoured to be preparing a London IPO which could value it at close to £1bn.


The holding company for businesses including Travelex is rumoured to be weighing a share sale in London in 2019.

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