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About BlueOar Securities

Blue Oar Securities Plc is a rapidly growing advisory and stockbroking business based in the City of London. It is a subsidiary of Blue Oar Plc, whose shares are quoted on AIM and is capitalized at US$90million and is a leading adviser on AIM market with over 100 retained clients.

The firm is a member of the London Stock Exchange and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and we are a sponsor for the Main Market and Nominated Adviser (Nomad) on AIM.

Our advisory business provides a range of corporate finance services to quoted and unquoted businesses and corporate broking services to quoted companies.

Our stockbroking business is based around the provision of balanced research on smaller quoted companies. We distribute our research to relevant investors, predominantly institutional, with the aim of increasing a company's profile and to facilitate investors' understanding of its business.

We have offices in London, Bristol, Sydney, Melbourne and Hong Kong

About AIM

AIM is the London Stock Exchange's international market for smaller growing companies.  On AIM you will find a wide range of businesses ranging from young, venture capital-backed start-ups to well-established, mature organisations looking to expand.

Since its launch in 1995, over 2,500 companies have joined AIM − raising more than US$68bn in the process, both through initial public offerings (IPOs) and further capital raisings. This capital has helped AIM-quoted companies of all kinds to fund their development and pursue their ambitions. Many companies have made the transition to the Exchange's Main Market following their success and positive experience on AIM.

Why AIM is unique?

When the London Stock Exchange created AIM, the objective was to offer smaller companies − from any country and any industry sector − the chance to raise capital on a market with a pragmatic and appropriate approach to regulation. With this in mind, AIM was designed to be a highly flexible public market offering many unique attributes both for companies and investors.

To join AIM, companies do not need a particular financial track record or trading history. There is also no minimum requirement in terms of size or number of shareholders. This more flexible approach reflects the fact that AIM was designed specifically for smaller growing companies, and has helped AIM to become the leading global growth market. With this in mind, AIM was designed to provide a balanced regulatory regime offering many unique attributes both for companies and investors.
 
Who is involved in AIM?

AIM has a large, diverse and committed community of stakeholders, made up of various market participants. Specialist advisers are crucial to the market’s success, and range from dedicated Nominated Advisers (Nomads) who play a central role in the life of an AIM company, through to lawyers, accountants and brokers. Other important participants and stakeholders include investors, public relations (PR) and investor relations (IR) agencies who help companies join the market and make the most of their AIM quotation, and market committees and publishers focused on AIM and its companies.

Quick look at London Stock Exchange Statistics

Listed Companies (Apr ‘07)
1,265 Main Market domestic companies
320 Main Market international companies
1,639 AIM companies

Market Capitalisation (Apr ‘07) 
MM domestic companies: USD3.9 trillion
MM int’l companies: USD5.2 trillion
AIM companies: USD211 billion

Equity Turnover (full year 2006)
MM domestic companies: USD6.4 trillion
MM int’l companies: USD6.9 trillion
AIM companies: USD116 billion

 

 

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