Brexit uncertainty dragged total funds raised on AIM down 33 per cent in 2019, but analysts say the election has lifted market activity.
Broker Allenby also observed that smaller firms are leaving the market to larger ones in a long-awaited 'cleansing process'.
As of December, the average AIM market capitalisation was £121million, almost double 2016's figures.
'It was the dearth of initial public offerings which weighed on the overall fundraising totals,' it explained.
'Amidst the well documented backdrop of Brexit concern, political turmoil and general election uncertainty there were only 22 new joiners to AIM in 2019.'
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The regenerative medical devices group said forensic cybersecurity experts are investigating and believes the incident did not hit UK operations.
Another alert came from Haydale Graphene Industries, down 13 per cent to 1.4p, with the US division reporting lower sales of ceramic cutting tools.
In the world of windows and doors, Safestyle slumped 21 per cent to 53p after revealing a £3million investment to boost growth will chip away at short-term profits.
M&C Saatchi plunged 12 per cent to 101p on an investigation launched by the Financial Conduct Authority. In December, the advertising agency saw a boardroom exodus including co-founder Lord Saatchi in the wake of accounting problems.
Telecoms services provider Toople toppled 38 per cent to 0.1p after it sold shares at a 37.5 per cent discount raising £1.2million to buy BT Premier League reseller DMSL.
One of the standout underperformers was regenerative medical devices group Tissue Regenix, as it had to temporarily close its manufacturing plant due to a cybersecurity breach
Travelling to Spain, Atalaya Mining slipped 5 per cent to 200p as the local authorities think the Touro copper project poses environmental risks.
Sticking with the sector, Georgian Mining Corporation had a better week. It shares skyrocketed 96 per cent to 1.6p after receiving confirmation of tenure for two key deposits in the Bolnisi Project licence area, in the country of the same name.
Shanta Gold Limited rose 2 per cent to 11p as it unveiled a new mineral resource estimate for the Singida project in central Tanzania, adding 194,000 additional ounces of gold.
Kodal Minerals, also based in Africa, was up 2 per cent to 0.05p after inking an initial cooperation agreement with Mali Lithium, operator of a neighbouring project.
Back home, Journeo jumped 8 per cent to 62p after it received the first tranche of purchase orders under a £4.8million contract to supply software systems at Edinburgh's bus station.
Finally, lettings agency Belvoir Group climbed 7 per cent to 162p as it boasted profits in 2019 will be 'comfortably ahead' of expectations after higher revenues despite Brexit drama and the tenant fee ban.