In this briefing, we focus on (i) recent changes to the rules of the AQSE Growth Market to extend these to special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and investment companies and (ii) the new rule on climate-related disclosures introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for standard listed issuers.
Our previous briefing, which outlined various changes to the Listing Rules, can be found here.
Aquis Stock Exchange (AQSE)
The AQSE provides an alternative exchange upon which companies may be listed within the UK.
As detailed in our previous note, the AQSE comprises two primary markets (AQSE Main Market and AQSE Growth Market, which is divided into two segments – Access and Apex) and it is the Access segment of the AQSE Growth Market which has been subject to recent changes effective from 8 December 2021.