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London Stock Exchange flotations at 7-year high

Royal Mail's flotation helped the LSE to a seven-year high. Picture: PA

Royal Mail's flotation helped the LSE to a seven-year high. Picture: PA

The number of companies which floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2013 was at its highest since 2007, with 105 firms raising £15.7 billion through 43 main market listings and 62 by admission to the Alternative Investment Market (Aim).

Royal Mail Group was the largest European flotation, raising £1.7bn, while 36 technology firms raised £1bn, the highest number and value in six years. The FTSE 100 marks its 30th anniversary on Friday. Of the original constituents, 30 remain in the index.

 

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