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                     Primary
                     Market
                     Fact Sheet
                     March 2000




                     Contents                                           Table
                     UK listed companies: new and further issues          1
                     International companies: new issues                  2
                     AIM companies: new and further issues                3
                     New and further issues by method                     4
                     New public sector issues                             5
                     Money raised by business sector                      6
                     Distribution of issues by equity money raised        7
                     New issues by equity market value at issue           8
                     Distribution of companies by equity market value     9
                     Notes and definitions to the statistics
                     Secondary market summary
                     Primary market summary
Table 1: UK listed companies: new issues
March 2000
Equity and Fixed Interest

New companies
                                                                                                                   Market
                                                                                                         Issue    value at   Money      Broker to issue /
               Company/                                        Issue type/                                price     issue     raised
   Date        Security                                        Business sector                         (pence)       (£m)      (£m)*



    3/6/2000   3I BIOSCIENCE INVESTMENT TRUST                  Introduction Re-admission                            285.06      0.00    Cazenove & Co
               ORD GBP0.25                                     857 - Venture & Development Capital

  3/30/2000    ARGONAUT GAMES                                  Placing                                      96       88.14     31.00    Beeson Gregory
               ORD GBP0.01                                     535 - Home Entertainment                                                 techMARK

    3/2/2000   DATAFLEX HLDGS                                  Placing                                     195      130.32     32.58    WestLB Panmure Ld
               ORD 10P                                         938 - Telecommunications Equipment                                       techMARK

    3/8/2000   DIXONS GROUP                                    Introduction Re-admission                          5,796.17      0.00    Cazenove & Co
               ORD GBP0.025                                    526 - Retailers - Hardlines

  3/22/2000    FRAMLINGTON NETNET.INC                          Placing                                      40       60.00     60.00    Collins Stewart & Co
               ORD INC SHS GBP0.01                             899 - Split Capital Investment Trusts

  3/27/2000    JOHNSON FRY FINANCE                             Introduction from AIM                                  0.00      0.00    Shore Capital and Corporate
               Loan Stocks Series A - K                        006 - Debentures & Loans

  3/27/2000    JOHNSON FRY FINANCE NO2                         Placing                                                0.00      69.62   Shore Capital and Corporate
               Loan Stocks Series L - T                        006 - Debentures & Loans                                       (69.62)

  3/28/2000    KNOWLEDGE SUPPORT SYSTEMS GRP Placing                                                       220      162.47     55.00    Investec Henderson Crosthwaite
               ORD GBP0.002                  977 - Software                                                                             techMARK

  3/21/2000    LASTMINUTE.COM                                  Public Offer                                380      571.26    125.40    Morgan Stanley & Co
               ORD GBP0.01                                     526 - Retailers - Hardlines                                              techMARK

  3/23/2000    PATSYSTEMS                                      Placing                                     107      134.66     57.19    Investec Henderson Crosthwaite
               ORD GBP0.01                                     972 - Computer Services                                                  techMARK

  3/31/2000    PROFILE THERAPEUTICS                            Placing                                     170       83.54     26.00    Nomura International
               ORD GBP0.02                                     480 - Pharmaceuticals                                                    techMARK

    3/2/2000   SCI ENTERTAINMENT GROUP                         Introduction from AIM                                 99.17      0.00    Peel Hunt & Co
               ORD 5P                                          535 - Home Entertainment


* Money raised figure in brackets is an of which fixed interest money raised
Summary
                                                                                                       Money                                                     Money
                                                                    No. of                Market        raised               No. of           Market              raised
                                                                companies             value (£m)          (£m)           companies        value (£m)                (£m)

                                                                                   March 2000                                              Year to date
                                     New companies                             8        1,230.39        456.79                    14          2,207.24                958.72
                                     of which Fixed Interest                                              69.62                                                        69.62
                                     Transfer                                  2             99.17         0.00                    4          1,204.82                  0.00
                                     of which Fixed Interest                                               0.00                                                         0.00
                                     Relisting                                 2        6,081.23           0.00                    4          6,855.67                  0.00
                                     of which Fixed Interest                                               0.00                                                         0.00
                                     Totals                                12           7,410.79        456.79                    22        10,267.73                 958.72
                                     of which Fixed Interest                                              69.62                                                        69.62
                                     Total Equity only                                                   387.17                                                       889.10
Table 1: UK listed companies: new issues
March 2000
Equity and Fixed Interest

New companies
                                                                                Market
                                                                      Issue    value at   Money     Broker to issue /
          Company/                     Issue type/                     price     issue     raised
  Date    Security                     Business sector              (pence)       (£m)      (£m)*
                            of which



                            Total                6       1,170.39    327.17                    10        2,852.02       523.75
Table 1: UK listed companies: further issues
March 2000
Equity and Fixed Interest

Rights issues
              Company/                                                                                                Issue          Money
   Date       Security                                   Business sector                          Offer            price (p)    raised (£m)

  3/24/2000   CORPORATE SERVICES GROUP                                                             1-6                   90            35.24
              ORD 10P                                    581 - Business Support Services
  3/21/2000   REDSTONE TELECOM                                                                3 - 11                    530           125.23   techMARK
              GBP0.05                                    673 - Fixed-Line Telecommunication Services
  3/28/2000   ROSS GROUP                                                                         17 - 2                 5.5             2.76
              GBP0.05                                    514 - Distributers of Industrial Components & Equipment



                                                                                Equity                               Fixed Interest
Summary                                                                              No. of           Money          No. of          Money     Total money
                                                                                    issues       raised (£m)        issues      raised (£m)     raised (£m)

                                          March 2000                                     3           163.23               0             0.00        163.23
                                          Year to date                                   9           274.49               2           136.95        411.44

of which
                                          March 2000                                     1           125.23
                                          Year to date                                   2           129.65

Further issues

              Company/                                   Issue type/                                  Issue          Money
   Date       Security                                   Business sector                           price (p)    raised (£m)
  3/16/2000   ALPHAMERIC                                 Placing & Open Offer                             381         75.76    techMARK
              GBP0.025                                   977 - Software
   3/9/2000   CFS GROUP PLC                              Placing & Open Offer                             210         10.00    techMARK
              ORD 10P                                    977 - Software
  3/13/2000   COLT TELECOM GROUP                         Placing                                   3,852             381.35    techMARK
              ORD GBP0.025                               673 - Fixed-Line Telecommunication Services
   3/9/2000   DIAGONAL                                   Placing                                          890         10.50    techMARK
              ORD 10P                                    972 - Computer Services
   3/2/2000   FITNESS FIRST                              Placing For Cash                             1,200           25.36
              ORD 25P                                    538 - Leisure Facilities
  3/28/2000   GLADSTONE                                  Placing & Open Offer                             250         20.01    techMARK
              ORD GBP0.10                                977 - Software
  3/13/2000   GUARDIAN IT                                Placing                                      1,370           34.94    techMARK
              GBP0.15                                    972 - Computer Services
  3/28/2000   INVESTMENT TRUST OF INVESTM TRUSTS         Placing                                          100         23.65
              ORD GBP0.05                                851 - International Investment Trusts
   3/3/2000   K.S.BIOMEDIX HLDGS                         Placing                                          698         15.82    techMARK
              ORD 2P                                     480 - Pharmaceuticals
  3/13/2000   NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY                Placing                                          100        100.00
              7.859% PERM INT BEARING SHS TRANCH 2       007 - Preference
  3/13/2000   NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY                Placing                                          100        200.00
              7.971% PERM INT BEARING SHS TRNCH 1        007 - Preference
  3/20/2000   OXFORD GLYCOSCIENCES                       Placing & Open Offer                         1,700           35.27    techMARK
              GBP0.05                                    480 - Pharmaceuticals
   3/9/2000   PSION                                      Placing                                      6,550          101.01    techMARK
              ORD GBP0.05                                932 - Computer Hardware
  3/10/2000   QUESTER VCT 3                              Offer For Subscription                           100         13.78
Table 1: UK listed companies: further issues
March 2000
                ORD GBP0.01                                          895 - Venture Capital Trusts




Further issues

                Company/                                             Issue type/                                Issue         Money
   Date         Security                                             Business sector                         price (p)   raised (£m)


   3/6/2000     ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP                         Placing                                 EUR1000         466.50
                SER'1'NON CUM PRF EUR0.01 (REG'S)                    810 - Banks
   3/6/2000     ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP                         Placing                                 USD1000         312.23
                SER'2'NON CUM PRF USD0.01                            810 - Banks
   3/6/2000     ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP                         Placing                                 USD1000         624.45
                SER'1'NON CUM PRF USD0.01                            810 - Banks
  3/10/2000     WILMINGTON GROUP                                     Placing & Open Offer                         400         29.16
                ORD 5P                                               547 - Publishing


           75   Other issues raising less than £10m                                                                           62.41
                                                                                            Equity                            Fixed Interest
Summary                                                                                         No. of          Money         No. of        Money    Total money
                                                                                               issues      raised (£m)       issues    raised (£m)    raised (£m)

                                                      March 2000                                      88       839.03             5       1,703.19       2,542.21
                                                      Year to date                                   212     1,657.05            13       2,681.32       4,338.36
of which
                                                      March 2000                                     17        686.97
                                                      Year to date                                   53        879.57
Table 2: International listed companies : new issues
March 2000
Equity and Fixed Interest

New companies

                                                                                                                   Market              Broker to issue/
               Company/                                         Issue type/                           Issue       value at     Money Country of origin/
    Date       Security                                         Business sector                        price   issue (£m) raised (£m)* techMARK


   3/13/2000 BANCA LOMBARDA PREFD SECS                          Placing                          EUR 1000.00          0.00          96.41 Brown & Wood
             STEP UP NON VTG NON CUM PFD EUR                    007 - Preference                                                  (96.41) USA


   3/23/2000 EUROPEJSKI FUNDUSZ LEASINGOWY                      International Offering             USD 17.76         12.75         12.75 Baker & McKenzie
             GDR EACH REP 1/2 ORD PLN1 144A                     514 - Distributers of Industrial Components & Equipment                  Poland


   3/30/2000 SSI                                                International Offering             USD 14.40        62.45          62.45 Clifford Chance
             GDS EACH REPR 1/10 ORD INR10'144A'                 972 - Computer Services                                                  India


   3/14/2000 STEPSTONE ASA                                      Placing                          NOK 32.00        521.39          131.87 Morgan Stanley & Co
             NOK0.02                                            583 - Education, Business Training & Employment Agencies                 Norway


   3/29/2000 SUN LIFE FINANCIAL SERVICES CANADA                 Placing                            CAD 12.50      2,255.89        768.23 Morgan Stanley & Co
             COM NPV                                            840 - Life Assurance                                                     Canada


   3/23/2000 TAKEFUJI CORPORATION                               Introduction                                     15,307.65           0.00 Warburg Dillon Read
             JPY50                                              873 - Consumer Finance                                                    Japan




               * Money raised figure in brackets is an of which fixed interest money raised




Summary                                                             No. of           Market      Money             No. of         Market         Money
                                                                companies        value (£m) raised (£m)        companies      value (£m)    raised (£m)

                                                                                 March 2000                                  Year to date
New companies         Equity                                                3       18,084.93         900.09            4       20,242.86       1,373.58
                      Depositary Receipts                                   2           75.20          75.20            3          124.58         124.58
                      Fixed interest                                        1           96.41          96.41            1           96.41          96.41

Relisting             Equity                                                0             0.00          0.00            0            0.00           0.00
and Transfer          Depositary Receipts                                   0             0.00          0.00            0            0.00           0.00
                      Fixed interest                                        0             0.00          0.00            0            0.00           0.00


Totals                Equity                                                3       18,084.93         900.09            4       20,242.86       1,373.58
                      Depositary Receipts                                   2           75.20          75.20            3          124.58         124.58
                      Fixed interest                                        1           96.41          96.41            1           96.41          96.41
                      Grand Total                                           6       18,256.54       1,071.71            8       20,463.85       1,594.57
Table 3: AIM companies: new and further issues
March 2000
Equity and Fixed Interest

New companies

                                                                                       Issue     Market        Money
              Company/                     Issue type/                                  price   value at        raised
  Date        Security                     Business sector                           (pence) issue (£m)          (£m)*   Nominated Broker


  3/20/2000   ADVFN.COM                    Placing                                        10           25.00      4.00   Insigner Townsley
              ORD GBP0.01                  879 - Other Financial

  3/24/2000   AUXINET                      Placing Re-admission                            12          45.61      9.12   Collins Stewart Limited
              ORD 0.1P                     583 - Education, Business Training & Employment Agencies

  3/21/2000   BIZZBUILD.COM                Placing & Offer for Subscription              250           49.45      6.88   Durlacher & Co
              GBP0.005                     526 - Retailers - Hardlines

   3/6/2000   BRISTOL & WEST INVESTMENTS   Placing                                         7            6.50      2.10   Seymour Pierce Ltd
              ORD GBP0.01                  877 - Mortgage Finance

  3/23/2000   CHELFORD GROUP               Placing                                          2           2.14      0.90   Rowan Dartington & Co
              ORD GBP0.01                  859 - Investment Companies - Not approved under s.842

   3/7/2000   E-DISTRICT.NET               Placing                                       195          149.68     29.29   West LB Panmure Ltd
              ORD GBP0.10                  535 - Home Entertainment

   3/2/2000   EINSTEIN CHANNEL             Placing                                        40           14.50      8.50   Collins Stewart & Co
              ORD GBP0.10                  543 - Cable & Satellite

  3/29/2000   ELECTRIC WORD                Placing                                         5            3.21      1.50   Seymour Pierce Ltd
              ORD GBP0.01                  547 - Publishing

  3/31/2000   EUROCITY PROPERTIES          Placing                                        55            2.04      0.58   Keith , Bayley , Rogers & Co
              ORD GBP0.50 & Warrants       862 - Real Estate Holding & Development

  3/13/2000   EUROVESTECH                  Placing                                          5          10.01      8.10   Insigner Townsley
              ORD GBP0.01                  859 - Investment Companies - Not approved under s.842

  3/30/2000   FISKE                        Placing                                       135            8.78      0.68   Fiske & Co
              ORD GBP0.25                  875 - Investment Banks

  3/16/2000   FOCUS SOLUTIONS GROUP        Placing                                       195           48.91     16.54   Beeson Gregory
              ORD GBP0.10                  977 - Software

   3/7/2000   FREECOM.NET                  Introduction Re-admission                                  257.74             Peel, Hunt & Company Limited
              ORD GBP0.05                  974 - Internet

  3/15/2000   FULCRUM PHARMA               Placing                                         3            1.40      1.00   Seymour Pierce Ltd
              ORD GBP0.01                  480 - Pharmaceuticals

   3/9/2000   IBNET                        Placing                                        55           30.22      6.35   Albert E Sharp
              ORD GBP0.25                  974 - Internet

   3/2/2000   INTECHNOLOGY                 Placing                                        25            3.00      2.75   West LB Panmure Ltd
              ORD GBP0.05                  879 - Other Financial

  3/13/2000   INTERREGNUM                  Placing                                       140           90.22     38.36   Teather & Greenwood
              ORD GBP0.05                  581 - Business Support Services

  3/30/2000   KAZOO3D                      Placing                                        85           50.48     12.00   Charterhouse Tilney Securities
              ORD GBP0.002                 977 - Software

   3/2/2000   LEGENDARY INVESTMENTS        Placing                                         2            9.75      3.19   Seymour Pierce Ltd
              ORD GBP0.001                 879 - Other Financial

  3/31/2000   MOTIONPOSTER PLC             Placing                                         9           12.58      5.63   Peel Hunt & Co
              ORD GBP0.01                  545 - Media Agencies
Table 3: AIM companies: new and further issues
March 2000
Equity and Fixed Interest

New companies

                                                                                                        Issue     Market    Money
              Company/                                  Issue type/                                      price   value at    raised
   Date       Security                                  Business sector                               (pence) issue (£m)      (£m)*   Nominated Broker

   3/2/2000   NANOUNIVERSE                             Placing                                            100       32.75     27.00   Peel, Hunt & Company Limited
              ORD GBP0.01                              879 - Other Financial

  3/29/2000   PARADIGM MEDIA INVESTMENTS               Placing                                              5       20.43     20.37   Beeson Gregory
              ORD GBP0.05                              879 - Other Financial

  3/17/2000   PREMIER MANAGEMENT HLDGS                 Placing                                         25            5.00      2.50   Hoodless Brennan & Partners
              ORD GBP0.01                              583 - Education, Business Training & Employment Agencies

  3/20/2000   RADIO FIRST                              Introduction                                                 51.99             Ellis & Partners
              ORD GBP0.02                              542 - Broadcasting Contractors

  3/24/2000   REGEN THERAPEUTICS                       Placing & Offer for Subscription                    28       14.43      5.00   Hoodless Brennan & Partners
              ORD GBP0.05                              480 - Pharmaceuticals

  3/13/2000   SOFTTECHNET.COM                          Placing                                        20            27.93     26.00   Insigner Townsley
              ORD GBP0.04                              859 - Investment Companies - Not approved under s.842

  3/31/2000   STRATUS HLDGS                            Placing                                            120       17.40      5.40   Williams de Broe
              ORD GBP0.05                              547 - Publishing

  3/30/2000   TENON GROUP                              Placing                                            100       50.50     50.00   Raphael Zorn Hemsley
              ORD GBP0.10                              879 - Other Financial

   3/3/2000   TOPNOTCH HEALTH CLUBS                    Placing                                            170       27.72     11.90   SG Securities
              ORD GBP0.01                              538 - Leisure Facilities

   3/7/2000   TORNADO GROUP                            Placing                                            150       60.61     15.00   Bell Lawrie Wise Speke
              ORD GBP0.25                              526 - Retailers - Hardlines

  3/29/2000   VIANET GROUP                             Placing                                            130       24.42      5.50   Beeson Gregory
              ORD GBP0.05                              932 - Computer Hardware

  3/10/2000   VOYAGER IT.COM                           Placing & Open Offer Re-admission              15            15.24      7.73   Seymour Pierce Ltd
              ORD 1P & Warrants                        859 - Investment Companies - Not approved under s.842

  3/20/2000   WORLD CAREERS NETWORK                    Placing                                       110             8.88      1.87   Charles Stanley & Co
              ORD GBP0.001                             583 - Education, Business Training & Employment Agencies

              * Money raised figure in brackets is an of which fixed interest money raised
Summary
                                                                                          Market      Money                                 Market             Money
                                                             No. of                        value      raised                No. of           value             raised
                                                         companies                          (£m)        (£m)            companies             (£m)               (£m)
                                                                            March 2000                                                   Year to date
New companies                        Equity                         30                       859.93    318.89                   46          1435.93            467.05
                                     Fixed interest                                                      0.00                                                    0.00

Transfer                             Equity                          0                         0.00      0.00                     5           584.42            13.01
                                     Fixed interest                                                      0.00                                                    0.00

Relisting                            Equity                          3                       318.60     16.85                     6           542.66            18.86
                                     Fixed interest                                                      0.00                                                    0.00
Totals                               Equity                         33                    1178.53      335.73                   57          2,563.01           498.91
                                     Fixed interest                                                      0.00                                                    0.00
                                     Total                          33                    1178.53      335.73                   57          2,563.01           498.91
Table 3: AIM companies: new and further issues
March 2000
Equity and Fixed Interest

New companies

                                                                         Issue     Market    Money
           Company/                        Issue type/                    price   value at    raised
  Date     Security                        Business sector             (pence) issue (£m)      (£m)*   Nominated Broker
Further issues
                                                  No. of      Money     No. of     Money
                                                  rights      raised     other     raised
                                                 issues         (£m)   issues        (£m)

                            March 2000                0         0.00       119      281.90
                            Year to date              3         9.44       283      538.89

                            Year to date
                            Total Money Raised at Admission                         498.91
                            Total Further Money Raised                              548.33
                            Total Money Raised                                     1047.24
Table 4: New and further issues by method
                                                                                                                                    TOTAL
Equities                           UK Listed          International Listed            AIM                GRAND TOTAL            UK Listed & AIM
                                 No. of      Money       No. of      Money       No. of     Money        No. of     Money         No. of      Money
                           co's/issues raised (£m) co's/issues raised (£m) co's/issues raised (£m) co's/issues raised (£m)   co's/issues raised (£m)

March 2000                                                                   (UK & International)

New companies
Public offer                        0       0.00            2      75.20           0         0.00          2        75.20            0         0.00
Placing                             6     261.77            2     900.09          28       316.12         36     1,477.99           34       577.89
Placing and public offer            1     125.40            0       0.00           3        19.61          4       145.01            4       145.01
Introduction                        3       0.00            1       0.00           2         0.00          6         0.00            5         0.00
Totals                             10     387.17            5     975.29          33       335.73         48     1,698.20           43       722.90

Further issues
Public offer                       13      55.62           0        0.00           0         0.00         13        55.62           13        55.62
Placing                            18     610.19           4      222.19          35       199.83         57     1,032.21           53       810.02
Placing and public offer            6     173.22           0        0.00           8        67.47         14       240.69           14       240.69
Rights issues                       3     163.23           0        0.00           0         0.00          3       163.23            3       163.23
Employee shares                    51       0.00          21        0.00          76        14.60        148        14.60          127        14.60

Totals                             91   1,002.26          25      222.19         119       281.90        235     1,506.35          210      1,284.16

Grand totals                     101    1,389.43          30     1,197.48        152       617.63        283     3,204.55          253      2,007.06

Year to date

New companies

Public offer                        1       5.34            4     598.06           0         0.00          5       603.41            1          5.34
Placing                             9     675.85            2     900.09          39       451.45         50     2,027.40           48      1,127.30
Placing and public offer            2     207.90            0       0.00          10        47.46         12       255.36           12        255.36
Introduction                        8       0.00            1       0.00           8         0.00         17         0.00           16          0.00

Totals                             20     889.10            7    1,498.16         57       498.91         84     2,886.17           77      1,388.01

Further issues

Public offer                      14       56.47           0        0.00           4         4.61         18        61.08           18         61.08
Placing                           47    1,250.16           9      468.98          96       434.22        152     2,153.37          143      1,684.38
Placing and public offer          11      350.42           0        0.00          10        78.51         21       428.93           21        428.93
Rights issues                      9      274.49           1       45.37           3         9.44         13       329.31           12        283.94
Employee shares                  140        0.00          38        0.00         174        21.54        352        21.54          314         21.54

Totals                           221    1,931.54          48      514.36         287       548.33        556     2,994.22          508      2,479.87
Grand totals                     241    2,820.64          55     2,012.51        344     1,047.24        640     5,880.39          585      3,867.88


Fixed interest & Covered warrants

New and further issues

March 2000

Convertibles                       0      0.00             0         0.00           0         0.00         0         0.00            0         0.00
Debentures and loans              21     69.62             0         0.00           0         0.00        21        69.62           21        69.62
Preference                         3  1,403.19             1        96.41           0         0.00         4     1,499.60            3     1,403.19
Total company                     24  1,472.81             1        96.41           0         0.00        25     1,569.22           24     1,472.81
Eurobonds                        113 10,056.65            95    10,439.97           0         0.00       208    20,496.62          113    10,056.65
Covered warrants                   9    538.56             2       112.50                                 11       651.06            9       538.56
Grand totals                     146 12,068.01            98    10,648.87           0         0.00       244    22,716.89          146    12,068.01


Year to date

Convertibles                       2    136.95             0         0.00           0         0.00         2       136.95            2       136.95
Debentures and loans              24    148.63             0         0.00           0         0.00        24       148.63           24       148.63
Preference                         5  1,422.62             1        96.41           0         0.00         6     1,519.03            5     1,422.62
Total company                     31  1,708.20             1        96.41           0         0.00        32     1,804.61           31     1,708.20
Eurobonds                        256 27,078.34           235    24,171.28           0         0.00       491    51,249.62          256    27,078.34
Covered warrants                  21    954.41            14       311.87                                 35     1,266.28           21       954.41

Grand totals                     308 29,740.94           250    24,579.56           0         0.00       558    54,320.50          308    29,740.94
Table 5: New public sector issues
March 2000
                                                                                                Nominal          Money
    Date        Stock                                       Type of issue             Price   value (£m)    raised (£m)


British Government issues
March 2000

                Totals                                                                              0.0             0.0

                Redemptions
    3/31/2000   Conversion 9% Stk 2000                                                           4,303.9

                Totals                                                                          4,303.9
                Net figure (issues less redemptions)                                           -4,303.9

Year to date                                                                                    Nominal          Money
                Type of issue                                    No. of issues                value (£m)    raised (£m)

                Shorts (0 - 7 yrs)                                               0                  0.0            0.0
                Mediums (7 - 15 yrs)                                             0                  0.0            0.0
                Longs (over 15 yrs)                                              1              1,611.7        1,966.7
                Index linked                                                     1                370.0          370.0
                Variable rate                                                    0                  0.0            0.0
                Foreign currency bonds                                           1              1,347.5        1,388.9
                Totals                                                           3              3,329.1        3,725.6




                Redemptions                                                      1              4,303.9
                Net figure (issues less redemptions)                                             -974.8




Other public sector

                                                                             No. of             Nominal    Money raised
                                                                            issues            value (£m)           (£m)
March 2000
                UK Local authority                                               0                  0.0            0.0
                Overseas Public sector (foreign currency)                        2                 38.5           39.6
                Sterling denominated bonds                                       0                  0.0            0.0
                Totals                                                           2                 38.5           39.6

Year to date
                UK Local authority                                               0                  0.0            0.0
                Overseas Public sector (foreign currency)                       22              1,792.9        1,829.3
                Sterling denominated bonds                                       0                  0.0            0.0
                Totals                                                          22              1,792.9        1,829.3
Table 6: Money raised by business sector
March 2000
UK Listed and AIM companies
                                                   New Issues             Rights issues            Other issues
                                                 No. of        Money     No. of         Money     No. of         Money
Group   Business sector                      companies    raised (£m)   issues     raised (£m)   issues     raised (£m)

        Equities
  04    Mining                                       0          0.00         0           0.00        8            5.12
  07    Oil & Gas                                    0          0.00         0           0.00        3            0.01
  00    Total Resources                              0          0.00         0           0.00       11            5.13

  11    Chemicals                                    0          0.00         0           0.00        0            0.00
  13    Construction & Building Materials            0          0.00         0           0.00       11            2.72
  15    Forrestry & Paper                            0          0.00         0           0.00        0            0.00
  18    Steel & Other Metals                         0          0.00         0           0.00        2            0.00
  10    Total Basic Industries                       0          0.00         0           0.00       13            2.72

  21    Aerospace & Defence                          0          0.00         0           0.00         0           0.00
  24    Diversified Industrials                      0          0.00         0           0.00         0           0.00
  25    Electronic & Electrical Equipment            0          0.00         0           0.00         5           0.31
  26    Engineering & Machinery                      0          0.00         0           0.00         2           0.45
  20    Total General Industrials                    0          0.00         0           0.00         7           0.76

  31    Automobiles                                  0          0.00         0           0.00         2           0.26
  34    Housing Goods & Textiles                     0          0.00         0           0.00         4           2.02
  30    Total Cyclical Consumer Goods                0          0.00         0           0.00         6           2.27

  41    Beverages                                    0          0.00         0           0.00        2            0.00
  43    Food Producers & Processors                  0          0.00         0           0.00        1            0.00
  44    Health                                       0          0.00         0           0.00        8           29.20
  46    Packaging                                    0          0.00         0           0.00        1            0.00
  47    Personal Care & Household Products           0          0.00         0           0.00        2            1.59
  48    Pharmaceuticals                              3         32.00         0           0.00        9           51.53
  49    Tobacco                                      0          0.00         0           0.00        0            0.00
  40    Total Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods            3         32.00         0           0.00       23           82.32

  51    Distributors                                 0          0.00         1           2.76        2           3.21
  52    General Retailers                            3        147.28         0           0.00        3           0.15
  53    Leisure, Entertainment & Hotels              3         72.19         0           0.00        8          88.23
  54    Media & Photography                          4         21.03         0           0.00       25          64.08
  56    Restaurants, Pubs & Breweries                0          0.00         0           0.00        3           3.25
  58    Support Services                             4         51.85         1          35.24       13           7.07
  59    Transport                                    0          0.00         0           0.00        1           5.80
  50    Total Cyclical Services                     14        292.35         2          38.00       55         171.79

  63    Food & Drug Retailers                        0          0.00         0          0.00          6          2.68
  67    Telecommunication Services                   0          0.00         1        125.23          3        394.45
  60    Total Non-Cyclical Services                  0          0.00         1        125.23          9        397.13

  72    Electricity                                  0          0.00         0           0.00         3           0.00
  73    Gas Distribution                             0          0.00         0           0.00         0           0.00
  78    Water                                        0          0.00         0           0.00         1           0.00
  70    Total Utilities                              0          0.00         0           0.00         4           0.00

  81    Banks                                        0          0.00         0           0.00        0           0.00
  83    Insurance                                    0          0.00         0           0.00        0           0.00
  84    Life Assurance                               0          0.00         0           0.00        2           0.00
  85    Investment Companies                         4         42.73         0           0.00       13          25.71
  86    Real Estate                                  1          0.58         0           0.00        8           2.47
  87    Speciality & Other Finance                   8        110.09         0           0.00       16          82.08
  89    Investment Companies Other                   1         60.00         0           0.00       12          49.74
  80    Total Financials                            14        213.39         0           0.00       51         160.00

  93    Information Technology Hardware              2         38.08         0          0.00         2         102.81
  97    Software & Computer Services                 5        147.08         0          0.00        26         195.99
  90    Total Information Technology                 7        185.16         0          0.00        28         298.80
        Total Equities                              38        722.90         3        163.23       207       1,120.93

        Company Fixed Interest
        Debentures and Loans                        10         69.62         0           0.00         0          0.00
        Convertibles                                 0          0.00         0           0.00         0          0.00
        Preference                                   0          0.00         0           0.00         3      1,403.19
        Total Company Fixed Interest                10         69.62         0           0.00         3      1,403.19
Table 6: Money raised by business sector
Year to date
UK Listed and AIM companies
      New Issues             Rights issues             Other issues              Grand totals
    No. of        Money     No. of         Money     No. of          Money     No. of         Money
companies    raised (£m)   issues     raised (£m)   issues      raised (£m)   issues     raised (£m) Business sector

                                                                                                    Equities
        0          0.00         0           0.00       15             7.48       15            7.48 Mining
        0          0.00         0           0.00        8             2.47        8            2.47 Oil & Gas
        0          0.00         0           0.00       23             9.94       23            9.94 Total Resources

        0          0.00         0           0.00        0             0.00        0            0.00   Chemicals
        0          0.00         0           0.00       19             3.49       19            3.49   Construction & Building Materials
        0          0.00         0           0.00        0             0.00        0            0.00   Forrestry & Paper
        0          0.00         0           0.00        3             0.00        3            0.00   Steel & Other Metals
        0          0.00         0           0.00       22             3.49       22            3.49   Total Basic Industries

        0          0.00         0           0.00        0             0.00        0           0.00    Aerospace & Defence
        0          0.00         0           0.00        0             0.00        0           0.00    Diversified Industrials
        0          0.00         1           4.42       14             8.74       15          13.16    Electronic & Electrical Equipment
        0          0.00         1           4.68        4             1.05        5           5.74    Engineering & Machinery
        0          0.00         2           9.11       18             9.79       20          18.90    Total General Industrials

        0          0.00         0           0.00        8            4.29         8           4.29 Automobiles
        0          0.00         0           0.00       12            9.40        12           9.40 Housing Goods & Textiles
        0          0.00         0           0.00       20           13.69        20          13.69 Total Cyclical Consumer Goods

        0          0.00         0           0.00        3            0.00         3           0.00    Beverages
        0          0.00         0           0.00        4            1.30         4           1.30    Food Producers & Processors
        0          0.00         0           0.00       14           37.50        14          37.50    Health
        0          0.00         0           0.00        1            0.00         1           0.00    Packaging
        0          0.00         0           0.00        2            1.59         2           1.59    Personal Care & Household Products
        3         32.00         0           0.00       19           79.08        22         111.08    Pharmaceuticals
        0          0.00         0           0.00        0            0.00         0           0.00    Tobacco
        3         32.00         0           0.00       43          119.47        46         151.47    Total Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods

        1          8.72         2           5.54        4           48.87         7          63.13    Distributors
        4        154.78         0           0.00        8           43.74        12         198.52    General Retailers
        4         77.19         1           2.25       18          101.84        23         181.28    Leisure, Entertainment & Hotels
        8         80.89         3          49.84       52          439.06        63         569.79    Media & Photography
        0          0.00         0           0.00        8           49.62         8          49.62    Restaurants, Pubs & Breweries
        4         51.85         1          35.24       35           77.19        40         164.27    Support Services
        0          0.00         0           0.00        3           16.22         3          16.22    Transport
       21        373.44         7          92.87      128          776.53       156       1,242.84    Total Cyclical Services

        0          0.00         0          0.00        10            4.43        10           4.43 Food & Drug Retailers
        0          0.00         1        125.23         6          506.33         7         631.56 Telecommunication Services
        0          0.00         1        125.23        16          510.77        17         635.99 Total Non-Cyclical Services

        0          0.00         0           0.00         6            0.00        6            0.00   Electricity
        0          0.00         0           0.00         0            0.00        0            0.00   Gas Distribution
        0          0.00         0           0.00         1            0.00        1            0.00   Water
        0          0.00         0           0.00         7            0.00        7            0.00   Total Utilities

        0          0.00         0           0.00        1            0.00         1           0.00    Banks
        0          0.00         0           0.00        1            0.00         1           0.00    Insurance
        0          0.00         0           0.00        3            0.00         3           0.00    Life Assurance
        7        164.50         0           0.00       43           78.49        50         242.99    Investment Companies
        2         12.49         1          51.43       18            3.67        21          67.59    Real Estate
       13        145.81         1           5.30       57          260.81        71         411.92    Speciality & Other Finance
        3        265.34         0           0.00       21           87.61        24         352.96    Investment Companies Other
       25        588.14         2          56.73      144          430.59       171       1,075.46    Total Financials

        3        152.16        0           0.00        13          105.67        16         257.83    Information Technology Hardware
        9        242.27        0           0.00        62          215.99        71         458.25    Software & Computer Services
       12        394.43        0           0.00        75          321.66        87         716.09    Total Information Technology
       61      1,388.01       12         283.94       496        2,195.93       569       3,867.88    Total Equities

                                                                                                      Company Fixed Interest
       10         69.62         0          0.00          3          79.01        13         148.63    Debentures and Loans
        0          0.00         2        136.95          0           0.00         2         136.95    Convertibles
        0          0.00         0          0.00          4       1,422.62         4       1,422.62    Preference
       10         69.62         2        136.95          7       1,501.63        19       1,708.20    Total Company Fixed Interest
Table 7: Distribution of issues by equity money raised
UK Listed and AIM companies
                                                                                                                                     of which
                                                    Total                                      New issues                         Rights issues                      Other issues
Money                                                                 Money                                   Money                               Money                                  Money
raised                                        No. of                  raised                  No. of           raised              No. of         raised              No. of             raised
range (£m)                                   issues                     (£m)              companies          at issue             issues            (£m)             issues                (£m)
                                                                                                                 (£m)
March 2000

1000+                                               0                0.00                         0             0.00                      0         0.00                   0               0.00
500 - 1,000                                         0                0.00                         0             0.00                      0         0.00                   0               0.00
250 - 500                                           1              381.35                         0             0.00                      0         0.00                   1             381.35
100 - 250                                           3              351.64                         1           125.40                      1       125.23                   1             101.01
50 - 100                                            6              337.95                         3           162.19                      0         0.00                   3             175.76
25 - 50                                            13              418.20                         8           258.23                      1        35.24                   4             124.73
10 - 25                                            15              247.85                         5            87.81                      0         0.00                  10             160.03
5 - 10                                             23              160.61                        10            68.21                      0         0.00                  13              92.41
2-5                                                25               77.54                         5            14.54                      1         2.76                  19              60.24
0-2                                               162               31.92                         6             6.52                      0         0.00                 156              25.40
Totals                                            248            2,007.06                        38           722.90                      3       163.23                 207           1,120.93
More than £50m                                     10                1,070.94                     4           287.59                      1       125.23                   5             658.12
Less than £50m                                    238                  936.12                    34           435.31                      2        38.00                 202             462.81
Less than £25m                                    225                  517.93                    26           177.08                      1         2.76                 198             338.08

Year to date

1000+                                               0                0.00                         0             0.00                   0            0.00                   0               0.00
500 - 1,000                                         0                0.00                         0             0.00                   0            0.00                   0               0.00
250 - 500                                           2              634.35                         0             0.00                   0            0.00                   2             634.35
100 - 250                                           7              838.12                         4           509.48                   1          125.23                   2             203.41
50 - 100                                           12              733.90                         5           296.59                   1           51.43                   6             385.88
25 - 50                                            23              803.71                         9           314.30                   2           72.42                  12             417.00
10 - 25                                            24              345.22                         8           121.67                   1           10.77                  15             212.78
5 - 10                                             40              277.58                        16           109.85                   1            5.30                  23             162.43
2-5                                                49              146.55                        11            28.70                   5           16.90                  33             100.95
0-2                                               412               88.44                         8             7.41                   1            1.89                 403              79.14
Totals                                            569            3,867.88                        61         1,388.01                  12          283.94                 496           2,195.93
More than £50m                                     21                2,206.38                     9           806.07                   2          176.66                  10           1,223.64
Less than £50m                                    548                1,661.50                    52           581.94                  10          107.27                 486             972.29
Less than £25m                                    525                  857.79                    43           267.64                   8           34.86                 474             555.29




                                                   Distribution of new and rights issues by equity money raised
                                                                                               Year to date
                     20


                                                                 16

                     15
                                                                                                                            New issues
  No. of companies




                                              11                                                                            Rights issues

                     10                                                                                9
                                    8                                                 8


                                        5                                                                               5
                      5                                                                                                              4

                                                                                                 2
                          1                             1                       1                              1              1

                      0
                              0-2           2-5             5 - 10              10 - 25          25 - 50       50 - 100       100 - 250       250 - 500    500 - 1,000         1000+
                                                                                                Money raised (£m)
Table 8: New issues by equity market value at issue
UK Listed and AIM companies
                                      Total                      New companies                 of which                             Other
Market                                  Equity    Money                Equity  Money            New investment companies               Equity               Money
value                         No. of   market     raised     No. of    market  raised                       Equity Money     No. of    market               raised
range (£m)                companies value (£m)      (£m) companies value (£m)    (£m)             No. of   market raised companies value (£m)                 (£m)
                                                                                             companies value (£m)    (£m)
March 2000

1,000+                            1    5,796.2      0.0          0          0.0        0.0           0          0.0        0.0             1      5,796.2       0.0
500 - 1,000                       1      571.3    125.4          1        571.3      125.4           0          0.0        0.0             0          0.0       0.0
250 - 500                         2      542.8      0.0          0          0.0        0.0           0          0.0        0.0             2        542.8       0.0
100 - 250                         4      577.1    174.1          4        577.1      174.1           0          0.0        0.0             0          0.0       0.0
50 - 100                          8      574.7    172.4          7        475.5      172.4           0          0.0        0.0             1         99.2       0.0
25 - 50                           9      335.6    155.8          8        290.0      146.7           2         75.9       74.0             1         45.6       9.1
10 - 25                           8      141.0     78.2          7        125.8       70.5           1         22.0       20.1             1         15.2       7.7
5 - 10                            5       38.9     10.3          5         38.9       10.3           0          0.0        0.0             0          0.0       0.0
2-5                               4       10.4      5.7          4         10.4        5.7           1          2.1        0.9             0          0.0       0.0
0-2                               1        1.4      1.0          1          1.4        1.0           0          0.0        0.0             0          0.0       0.0
Totals                           43    8,589.3    722.9         37      2,090.3      706.1           4        100.1       95.0             6     6,499.0       16.8
More than £50m                   16    8,062.0    471.8         12      1,623.9      471.8           0          0.0        0.0             4      6,438.1       0.0
Less than £50m                   27      527.3    251.1         25        466.4      234.2           4        100.1       95.0             2         60.9      16.8
Less than £25m                   18      191.7     95.3         17        176.5       87.6           2         24.2       21.0             1         15.2       7.7




Year to date

1,000+                            1    5,796.2       0.0         0          0.0        0.0           0           0.0      0.0           1         5,796.2       0.0
500 - 1,000                       4    2,627.5     125.4         1        571.3      125.4           0           0.0      0.0           3         2,056.2       0.0
250 - 500                         3      872.6     114.1         1        329.8      114.1           0           0.0      0.0           2           542.8       0.0
100 - 250                        13    1,947.4     604.5        10      1,471.6      604.5           2         270.0    270.0           3           475.7       0.0
50 - 100                         11      791.9     182.4         9        626.7      182.4           0           0.0      0.0           2           165.2       0.0
25 - 50                          12      480.1     210.2        10        388.0      196.1           2         105.9    104.0           2            92.0      14.1
10 - 25                          13      204.9     110.5        10        159.9       95.5           3          44.0     41.9           3            45.0      15.0
5 - 10                           13       95.4      33.4        11         80.9       30.6           1           5.3      5.3           2            14.4       2.8
2-5                               5       13.3       6.4         5         13.3        6.4           1           2.1      0.9           0             0.0       0.0
0-2                               2        1.6       1.2         2          1.6        1.2           0           0.0      0.0           0             0.0       0.0
Totals                           77   12,830.7   1,388.0        59      3,643.2    1,356.1           9        427.4     422.1          18        9,187.6       31.9
More than £50m                   32   12,035.5   1,026.4        21      2,999.4    1,026.4           2         270.0    270.0          11         9,036.1       0.0
Less than £50m                   45      795.2     361.6        38        643.8      329.8           7         157.4    152.1           7           151.4      31.9
Less than £25m                   33      315.1     151.4        28        255.7      133.7           5          51.4     48.1           5            59.4      17.7



                                                                      New issues by equity market value
                                                                                      Year to date
                     15
                                                  13           13                                        13
                                                                             12
                                                                                             11
  No. of companies




                     10



                                       5
                      5                                                                                                                4
                                                                                                                          3
                           2
                                                                                                                                                        1

                      0
                          0-2         2-5        5 - 10     10 - 25        25 - 50        50 - 100    100 - 250        250 - 500   500 - 1,000        1,000+
                                                                          Market value range (£m)
Table 9: Distribution of companies by equity market value
March 2000
                                                         Total (UK Listed & AIM)                                                                          UK Listed
Market                                                                      Equity                                                                                        Equity
value                                                No. of                market                                                        No. of                          market
range (£m)                                       companies       %      value (£m)                             %                     companies               %        value (£m)                %

Over 2,000                                                  127        6.1         1,513,902.7            82.4                                127           7.5    1,513,902.7            83.1
1,000 - 2,000                                                72        3.5           100,745.7             5.5                                 72           4.2      100,745.7             5.5
500 - 1,000                                                 107        5.1            72,364.9             3.9                                105           6.2       71,127.7             3.9
250 - 500                                                   175        8.4            60,896.3             3.3                                167           9.8       58,291.3             3.2
100 - 250                                                   313       15.0            51,036.3             2.8                                280          16.5       46,069.8             2.5
50 - 100                                                    306       14.7            21,741.9             1.2                                255          15.0       18,152.3             1.0
25 - 50                                                     280       13.4            10,013.4             0.5                                221          13.0        7,852.4             0.4
10 - 25                                                     318       15.3             5,252.9             0.3                                228          13.4        3,768.2             0.2
5 - 10                                                      174        8.3             1,276.3             0.1                                102           6.0          748.2             0.0
2-5                                                         103        4.9               376.1             0.0                                 57           3.4          206.0             0.0
0-2                                                          31        1.5                38.9             0.0                                 19           1.1           21.9             0.0
Unvalued securities                                          18        0.9                   -               -                                 18           1.1               -              -
Suspended                                                    61        2.9                   -               -                                 50           2.9               -              -
Totals                                                    2,085      100.0         1,837,645.2           100.0                              1,701         100.0     1,820,886.1          100.0
More than £50m                                            1,100       52.8         1,820,687.7            99.1                              1,006          59.1     1,808,289.5           99.3
Less than £50m                                              906       43.5            16,957.6             0.9                                627          36.9        12,596.7            0.7
Less than £25m                                              626       30.0             6,944.2             0.4                                406          23.9         4,744.2            0.3

                                                                AIM (UK & International)

                                                                                        Equity                                                                            Equity
                                                     No. of                            market                                            No. of                          market
                                                 companies                   %      value (£m)                 %                     companies               %        value (£m)                %

Over 2,000                             0      0.0            -                                                0.0                        34    16.8      662,730.3       92.6
1,000 - 2,000                          1      0.3        1,276.9                                              7.1                        11     5.4        15,873.9       2.2
500 - 1,000                            2      0.5        1,237.2                                              6.9                        26    12.9        17,133.4       2.4
250 - 500                              8      2.1        2,605.0                                             14.4                        30    14.9        10,703.6       1.5
100 - 250                             33      8.6        4,966.5                                             27.5                        41    20.3         6,736.0       0.9
50 - 100                              51     13.2        3,589.5                                             19.9                        30    14.9         2,111.3       0.3
25 - 50                               59     15.3        2,161.0                                             12.0                        12     5.9           453.6       0.1
10 - 25                               90     23.4        1,484.7                                              8.2                        10     5.0           147.4       0.0
5 - 10                                72     18.7          528.1                                              2.9                         6     3.0            49.3       0.0
2-5                                   46     11.9          170.2                                              0.9                         0     0.0             -         0.0
0-2                                   12      3.1           16.9                                              0.1                         0     0.0               0.0     0.0
Unvalued securities                    0      0.0               -                                                  -                      0     0.0                 -       -
Suspended                             11      2.9               -                                                  -                      2     1.0                 -       -
Totals                               385 100.0          18,036.0                                         100.0                          202 100.0         715,938.9    100.0
More than £50m                        94     24.4       12,398.2                                          68.7                          172    10.1       715,288.5      39.3
Less than £50m                       279     72.5         4,360.9                                         24.2                           28     1.6            650.3      0.0
Less than £25m                       220     57.1         2,200.0                                         12.2                           16     7.9            196.7      0.0
*Excluding open ended funds Actuary Group's 893, 894 & 897                                                                     techMARK companies are included in "UK Listed"

                                      Distribution of companies by equity market value
                    320
                                                                                                                               280
                    270
                                  UK Listed                                                                  255
                                  AIM                                        228             221
                    220
                                  techMARK
 No. of companies




                                                                                                                                               167
                    170
                                                                                                                                                                                         127
                    120                                      102                                                                                            105
                                                                        90
                                                        72                                                                                                                  72
                    70                      57                                          59              51
                                      46                                                                               41 33
                                                                                                   30                                 30             26                            34
                          12 19                    6               10              12                                                      8                       11
                    20            0

                          0-2         2-5              5 - 10        10 - 25        25 - 50         50 - 100           100 - 250       250 - 500     500 - 1,000   1,000 - 2,000   Over 2,000
                    -30
                                                                               Market value range (£m)
Notes to the statistics
Table 1: UK listed companies: further issues
Other issues exclude eurobonds and medium term note tranches.

Table 2: International listed companies: new issues
Fixed interest summary figures exclude eurobonds and medium term note tranches.

Table 3: AIM companies: new and further issues
Includes UK and international companies.
Further issues summary excludes non-money raising issues. For details of issues and breakdown by
company refer to the AIM fact sheet.

Table 4: New and further issues by method
New companies. Equity issues only. Refer to Table 1 for full details of equity and fixed interest issues.
Further issues. Equity issues only and excludes non-money raising issues. Refer to Table 1 for details of
further issues during the month.
Fixed interest. Figures include new and further issues. Convertibles do not include convertible eurobonds.

Table 6: Money raised by business sector
Excludes non-money raising new companies and non-money raising further issues.
AIM includes international companies.

Table 7: Distribution of companies by equity money raised
Table excludes non-money raising new companies and non-money raising further issues.
AIM includes international companies.

Table 8: New issues by equity market value at issue
Other includes re-listings and transfers. See definition of terms below.

Table 9: Distribution of companies by equity market value
Excludes open ended companies - actuary groups 893, 894 & 897.
Unvalued securities include those companies where a price is not available.
More than £50m etc. Unvalued and suspended securities are excluded from figures in italics.
Equity market value at month end. The number of shares issued multiplied by the month end closing mid-price.

Secondary market summary
UK depositary receipt figures include unlisted securities.
AIM trading figures include UK and international volumes.

Primary market summary
Equity market values exclude actuary groups 893, 894 & 897.
New money raised includes only money raising companies during the month.




techMARK - the London Stock Exchange market for innovative technology companies, launched
4th November 1999. techMARK figures are an "of which" of the UK listed and International listed figures.
Year to date figures are since launch.

				
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