A useful summary of the UK's listed law firms and accounting firms, past and present.
Why would firms consider listing on a stock market or taking external investment? There are a number of reasons why any business could see the advantages in this. They include gaining access to new funds, rather than traditional bank or other borrowing, which can be used for investments such as IT systems or new offices or to buy other businesses. The company’s shares can also be used as part of the consideration to acquire those other businesses.