Taking Stock 

Nasdaq First North takes on Aim

Nasdaq First North takes on Aim

It has been a mixed month for London’s Alternative Investment Market (Aim). On the plus side, it has welcomed fast fashion retailer Quiz (QUIZ) and kettle safety component maker Strix (KETL), helping take this year's IPO transaction total at time of writing to 29, and the money raised past £1.4bn; surpassing last year’s total. The new arrivals are up 16 per cent on average, while the Aim All-Share is up 19 per cent since the beginning of the year, in capital terms, versus the FTSE All-Share’s 4 per cent.

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