An Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE) quotation helps companies access new sources of capital to achieve their growth ambitions. Providing a clear, independent valuation and visible share price facilitates and encourages liquidity whilst our low free float requirement enables management to retain control.
AQSE operates two markets, providing access to capital and liquidity for companies of all sizes and at all stages of development.
AQSE Main Market
The AQSE Main Market is our market for larger companies with a track record of three years or more, who are able to comply with the more demanding requirements of the UK Official List and associated UK Corporate Governance standards. Membership of this market gives companies access to the widest range of investors, both institutional and retail.
AQSE Growth Market
The AQSE Growth Market is our market for entrepreneurial companies seeking visibility and access to growth capital. Its regulatory framework is specifically designed to meet the needs of small and medium sized companies.
The AQSE Growth Market is divided into two segments, Access and Apex.
The Access segment focuses on earlier stage growth companies offering a more streamlined admission process in line with their stage of development.
The Apex segment caters for larger, more established businesses and applies additional eligibility criteria to encourage greater transparency and liquidity.
Companies in both segments of the AQSE Growth Market are eligible investments for the full range of unlisted company tax reliefs, including capital gains and inheritance tax. They are also eligible investments for ISAs and SIPPs. Further information can be found here in the Documents Library.
AQSE Institutional Supporters
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* However it is not possible to dual-list the same class of securities on both the AQSE Growth Market and the Main Market, nor retain the listing of such security on the Official List maintained by the FCA.