Here, for the last time, is a brief review of the quoted companies
However a PIPE offers a halfway house between staying public and going private and potentially greater flexibility as a result.' Smaller quoted companies
account for over 2,000 businesses outside the FTSE 350, comprising some 85 per cent of all UK quoted companies
but a lack of institutional investor interest due to illiquid shares, low ratings and difficulty accessing capital is a familiar picture for many in this sector.
Northumbrian Water Group made a welcome return to the stable of North-East quoted companies
a year ago when its business was acquired from the French group Suez by a newly established company.
Nationally, 85 profit warnings were issued by quoted companies
, one more than the second quarter 2006 and a decrease of 18 per cent on quarter three of 2005, the study by Ernst & Young has revealed.
"The debate is hotting up as people realise just how widely this present wording can be interpreted," said John Pierce, chief executive of the Quoted Companies
Alliance, which represents smaller publicly listed businesses.
The population of quoted companies
in the region showed a net increase of one last year.
Smaller quoted companies
are less satisfied with their markets than they were 12 months ago, according to joint research by accountants PKF and the Quoted Companies
David Crone, Ward Hadaway's public company partner, said: "These fund raisings are good examples of the opportunities available to quoted companies
on AIM or the Official List to raise additional funds after flotation to fund their business expansion plans.
Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt said quoted companies
would be forced to publish a report on pay every year, including details of individual directors' salary.
The Quoted Companies
Alliance's remit is to lobby on behalf of smaller quoted companies
, to promote the sector within the investment community, at the same time offering advice and information on the regulatory aspects of running a quoted company and providing a forum for such companies to network with one another and share their experiences.
Based at the Liverpool office, he is also one of the corporate assurance partners, specialising in audit, business assurance and advice and strategic planning for SMEs and smaller quoted companies
, pension funds and housing associations
Six profit warnings were issued by quoted companies
in the North East and Yorkshire during the first quarter of 2010 compared to 19 in the same quarter of 2009.