The index comprises only UK companies focused on internet activities. It already includes more than 70 companies involved in software or network development, access provision, e-commerce, content development or investments.
It shows the relative value of UK internet companies has grown by a massive 350% in seven months to March. But in the past two weeks, the BDO Internet Index has fallen by 20% as net stocks have gone off the boil.
Peter Hemington, head of mergers and acquisitions, said: ‘Internet share prices have been driven up partly by a massive increase in activity by private investors. But it will be interesting to see whether the recent fall is a temporary blip or a sign that investors are beginning to differentiate between the various internet business models.’
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