Nasdaq and the London Stock ExchangePosted: August 17, 2007
LSE’s AIM list has a lower barrier to entry and is directed at fund raising, where as Nasdaq’s listing requirements are more stringent. Trading volumes in number of shares was about five times higher for the LSE, but the overall trade value was only a half of Nasdaq’s. For mid-sized European companies looking at late stage fund raising the LSE AIM list might be a viable alternative to venture based funding.
Nasdaq still remains the “big exit”.