Empowering Growth Companies: Bowsprit Partners Joins AQSE as Corporate Adviser
November 6th, 2023 – We are pleased to announce that effective 6 November 2023, Bowsprit Partners has proudly become a member firm of the Aquis Stock Exchange (“AQSE”) in the capacity of Corporate Adviser.
Authorised as a Recognised Investment Exchange, the AQSE stands out as one of just two regulated equity exchanges in the United Kingdom, specialising in facilitating a rapid and cost-effective route for emerging growth companies to secure funding and achieve a public listing. AQSE provides a growth channel from start-up to scale-up and beyond.
AQSE is designed specifically for growth enterprises: it is fully focused on empowering the companies of the future. There are more than 100 companies publicly quoted on AQSE. Companies quoted on AQSE are eligible for IHT, EIS and VCT tax relief.
The Aquis Growth Market is split into two segments, “Access” and “Apex”. The Access market segment is catered to early-stage companies with little or no trading history while the Apex market segment is a top tier market segment for larger, more established growth companies. Apex companies are expected to have a proven growth strategy and higher standards in governance to appeal to further institutional investors and thus create greater liquidity in the segment.
An AQSE Corporate Adviser plays a key role in preparing applications and assessing the suitability of companies for admission to the Aquis Growth Market. They also provide ongoing advice once companies are admitted to trading, and help directors to navigate the rules and follow best practices as a public company.
This strategic move marks a new chapter in our journey, enabling us to provide even more comprehensive services and support to our clients.
Our dedicated team at Bowsprit Partners is excited to leverage our expertise and experience to help businesses navigate the complexities of the stock exchange and achieve their financial and growth objectives.
We would like to thank the AQSE team for their support during the admission process and look forward to a successful and rewarding association.