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.


Whitbread has confirmed plans to demerge Costa and list it as a standalone entity within the next two years.

Strongbow Exploration

The mining company hopes to join AIM in June and plans to reopen the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall.

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.

Tritax Eurobox

Warehouse investor Tritax is to venture overseas for its next investment trust, targeting logistics assets in Europe. It floats on 9 July.

Ashoka India Equity

This is a new investment trust which hopes to invest in Indian-listed companies or ones which do a large amount of business in the country. Floats early to mid-July.

ASA International

The microfinance provider is targeting admission to London's Main Market on 13 July.

Argo Blockchain

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


The virtual reality specialist is hoping to float on AIM on 12 July. Chief executive Martin Higginson used to run NetPlay TV.

Hipgnosis Songs Fund

The investment trust is having another go at floating after scrapping its IPO last summer. Hopes to list on 11 July.

Nucleus Financial

The IFA-backed funds platform has confirmed plans to list on AIM in late July.


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.


The business provides guarantor loans from £500 to £10,000 typically for 12 to 60 months. It expects to float in London very soon.


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

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.

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.

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.


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.


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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