London Is Open: Part 3


  ‘London Is Open’ is a three-part series from Cannabis Europa and Prohibition Partners, exploring the promising opportunities for successful medicinal cannabis and CBD companies listing on the London stock markets this year.  Supported by:   Issue 3 – Finance and Investment Potential In this issue of the ‘London Is Open’ series, we will examine the level of potential investment that medicinal cannabis and CBD companies can attract with a listing on London’s exchanges. This week the blog has been written in conjunction with the independent corporate advisor and broker Peterhouse Capital, who recently worked on the successful listing of Kanabo, providing in-depth advice on cannabis initial public offerings (IPOs) in London’s capital markets. The UK – The Finance Hub of Europe A listing in one of the UK’s capital markets is a fantastic opportunity for cannabis-related businesses (CRB) seeking to expand and further their potential. London is one of the world’s most important financial hubs and the largest in Europe. The city boasts a thriving financial services industry; in 2019, the sector contributed £132 billion to the UK economy representing 6.9% of total economic output. The Global Financial Centres Index, a ranking that measures the international competitiveness of the world’s financial centres, ranks London first in Europe and second globally, close behind New York.   The UK is home to strong international public markets, including the London Stock Exchange (LSE), which holds a market cap of £3.5 trillion, and its submarket AIM has a market cap of £134.5 billion. The LSE and AIM have a deep pool of international capital, with around 50% of investors from abroad. These two public markets are, however, not the only exchanges that are intriguing to CRBs. Through its two growth market segments Apex and Access, the Aquis stock exchange currently holds several listed CRBs,…

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