second-tier market

A market for investors to buy and sell shares in new and developing companies. Companies have access to new sources of finance and do not have to follow the complex rules that the main market requires. The Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange is an example of a second-tier market.

Accounting dictionary. 2014.

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