The Alternative Investment Market or AIM market is the London Stock Exchange’s international market geared towards smaller companies aiming for growth. AIM respresents a wide range of businesses in different stages, such as start-ups as well as more established companies who wish to access more capital.
A key fundamental of AIM is to help smaller and growing companies raise they capital needed to fulfil their business potential. According to the London Stock Exchange, over 3,000 companies since 1995 have chosen to join AIM.
In comparison to the more established indexes, AIM provides a less regulated stock market for companies to seek capital.