How it Works

Once registered and verified, there are two different ways for you to participate in new share placings.

Select an option below for more details.


Brokers approach PrimaryBid to add on incremental demand to an existing fund raise. We will notify all investors who watch the company that: a placing is taking place; the placing price; and the deadline to participate. Investors can choose to subscribe to the placing, subject to making full payment by debit card before the deadline. New shares will be issued on completion of the placing in accordance with your settlement instructions.

Sign up Online

  • Get direct access and participate in future placings by AIM-listed companies on an execution-only basis.
  • Please read the risk warnings carefully before making any investment.
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Choose companies to watch

  • Once registered you can watch any AIM-listed company for free.
  • We will only notify you about placings from companies that you have added to your watchlist.
  • You can choose to watch all companies, watch a sector, or individual companies.
  • You can add or delete companies to your watchlist at any time.
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Brokers approach PrimaryBid

  • Brokers approach PrimaryBid to add on incremental demand to an existing fund raise.
  • They allocate an additional fund raise amount to PrimaryBid investors and notify us of the placing price set for institutional investors.
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Investors notified and can subscribe

  • All investors who watch the company raising funds are notified of the placing, the placing price and the deadline to subscribe.
  • Any placing activity is classed as inside information and investors must agree to receive inside information before seeing any details, including the company name. Please read our FAQ for your obligations before accepting to see inside information.
  • Payments can only be made by debit card, as they will typically take place out of normal banking hours.
  • We will adjust your subscription amount to be the closest amount required to purchase a whole number of shares. Check out the FAQ on payment for more details.
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Allocations & Scaling Back

  • Once the placing is confirmed the shares are allocated. If the subscriptions exceed the allocated placing amount, investors will be scaled back. Check out the FAQ for full details on allocations and scaling back.
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Shares Settled

  • Subscribing investors will receive an email confirming the number of shares allocated and the share price at which the placing has been done.
  • In the event of scale back, we will refund the excess amount you have paid within 5 working days.
  • Shares are settled according to your preferences within 5 working days.
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PrimaryBid investors bid on companies they would like to invest in and set their preferred price. We aggregate all bids and once a suitable threshold has been reached we approach and discuss a placing. If the company agrees to issue shares, they set a price and we notify all successful bidders. Investors can confirm their bid and subscribe to the placing, subject to making full payment by debit card before the deadline. New shares will be issued on completion of the placing in accordance with your settlement instructions.

Sign up Online

  • Get direct access and participate in future placings by AIM-listed companies on an execution-only basis.
  • Please read the risk warnings carefully before making any investment.
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Activate Your Bid Limit

  • Once registered you can watch any AIM-listed company for free.
  • Before you can place an active bid we need to verify your identity and assess your awareness of the risks associated with equity investments.
  • Once you are a verified user, you will be given a £100,000 bid limit. The minimum you can bid is £1,000. If you would like a bid limit higher than £100,000 please contact us.
  • You must only bid if you can afford to pay the full amount immediately if any bid is accepted by a company.
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Bid on Companies

  • Choose any AIM-listed company and control your potential investment by deciding the price and amount of your bid.
  • Place as many bids as you want, on any company, as long as your largest bid is within your Bid Limit.
  • You are protected from participating in more placings than you intended. If any bid is accepted then your remaining bids will be suspended.
  • Within the hours of 8am-4.30pm Monday-Friday excluding Bank Holidays you can change your bids at any time. Outside of these hours your bids become firm and you are committed to trade on any of your bids.
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Company Approached

  • All investors' bids will be aggregated and once a suitable threshold has been reached the company will be approached.
  • There is no guarantee that the company will choose to proceed with a placing.
  • Any placing activity takes place outside of market hours. This is why your bids must be firm at these times. To participate in a placing, you will be asked to accept being taken inside, if you decline, you will not be able to participate.
  • If a placing is agreed, we will notify you of your successful bid and give a deadline for you to confirm and pay the full amount.
  • Payments can only be made by debit card, as they will typically take place out of normal banking hours.
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Allocations & Scaling Back

  • Once the placing is confirmed the shares are allocated to the successful bidders. Check out the FAQ for full details on allocations and scaling back.
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Shares Settled

  • Successful bidders will receive an email confirming the number of shares allocated and the share price at which the placing has been done.
  • In the event of scale back, we will refund the excess amount you have paid within 5 working days.
  • Shares are settled according to your preferences within 5 working days.
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