Private equity firms looking for an exit are thought to be pushing some firms towards a listing. But improvements in the equity markets are also expected to encourage more companies to float.
Companies considering flotation include Burren Energy, Inpharmatica, Wofson Microelectronics and Tussauds.
Neil Austin, head of new issues at KPMG said: ‘There is certainly more appetite. A few more companies are indicating they might come to the market in the fourth quarter or the first quarter of next year.’
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
Baldwins Accountancy Group has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director in its corporate finance team
UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the deals practice at PwC.
Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.