The Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE) is a primary and secondary market for equity and debt securities with a regulatory environment designed to meet the needs of small-cap issuers wishing to go public or to access growth capital.
AQSE provides access to companies from a wide range of countries and sectors, with access to a diverse set of investors (incl. EIS funds), and a supportive advisory community, who understand the needs of entrepreneurial businesses.
With more than 100 issuers quoted on the exchange, AQSE has helped companies raise over £120m to help fund their growth. Such companies include winemaker Chapel Down, Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame, blockchain investment vehicle KR1… which have all enjoyed a successful public life since their flotation on Aquis.
Thanks to AQSE’s regulatory status as a recognised stock exchange, securities admitted to the AQSE Growth market are eligible for the full range of qualifying company tax reliefs, including EIS and reliefs from capital gains and inheritance tax.
Furthermore, AQSE has put a number of measures in place to protect its market, reduce spreads, boost liquidity and ensure that retail investors are treated equally to institutions.
AQSE is committed to putting the public back into public markets and becoming the home of growth companies.