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AIM outdraws FTSE 100

The AIM attracted 46 companies raising a total of £472m during the first quarter.


This is compared to the FTSE 100 which drew in 13 companies worth a combined £889m during this period.


AIM&#39s advantage is that it does not make the same stringent requirements on companies as does the FTSE 100. On that index, a lengthy trading history and having to transfer a certain percentage of shares to public hands are required.


KPMG numbers show that with the changes to the CGT made in last month&#39s budget, investment in listings such as AIM will become even more attractive due to the generous tax breaks they generate.

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