Pandemic hit UK-listed companies raise £12bn from investors

Covid caused a resurgence in UK capital markets activity

Pedro Gonçalves
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Pandemic hit UK-listed companies raise £12bn from investors

The first half of this year saw a total of 357 companies raise new capital through follow-on issues, raising £12bn in capital, according to investment bank Goodbody, which analysed stock exchange data.

The first half of this year saw a total of 357 companies raise new capital through follow-on issues, raising £12bn in capital, according to investment bank Goodbody, which analysed stock exchange data. The figure is down from £17.3bn raised in H2 2020 and £17bn raised in H1 2020, but remains well above pre-pandemic levels, averaging £9bn each half year over the last decade. "In the face of unprecedented disruption, UK capital markets have proven to be an invaluable source of support for...

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