ELITE welcomes first intake of European companies to programme

  • 25 new companies join ELITE this week from across Europe
  • ELITE is London Stock Exchange Group’s pan-European programme for ambitious high growth businesses
  • Companies from Germany, Spain, France, Finland, Greece and Romania among those to join programme
  • Further 42 Italian and UK companies also join ELITE programme this week
  • More than 200 companies, 150 advisors, and 80 investors are already part of the ELITE community

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today announces that 25 European companies and a further 42 Italian and UK companies will this week join the highly successful programme for inspiring growth companies.

Joining an existing ELITE community of over 200 companies, new companies from Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK, Finland, Greece and Romania are among those to become part of the programme, bringing the total number of companies since ELITE was launched in 2012 to 271.  

Designed to help businesses prepare and structure for their next stage of growth, ELITE facilitates company access to a full range of funding options, increases company profile and visibility, promotes relationships and opportunities with potential investors, and supports management best practice and entrepreneurship.

Launched in Italy in 2012 and the UK in 2014, ELITE has now become a pan-European programme. This week sees a celebration of ELITE companies across Europe, with a number of events in London and Milan, welcoming the new cohort of companies:

Monday 27 April

London   Stock Exchange, London

25   companies from across Europe join first European cohort

Borsa   Italiana, Milan

26 Italian companies   join seventh Italian cohort

Thursday 30 April

 

London   Stock Exchange, London

16 UK companies   join third UK cohort

 

Please see the full list of European, UK and Italian companies joining ELITE below.

 

Raffaele Jerusalmi, Director of Capital Markets, London Stock Exchange Group said:

“ELITE is already a highly successful programme and we are today delighted that so many high quality businesses from across Europe are now joining the programme. As well as helping accelerate the growth of their own individual businesses, ELITE has the power to help drive Europe’s economic prosperity.

“Europe’s future rests in its ability to harness the future of its best and brightest companies, and ELITE is already playing an important role in that. We warmly welcome the new companies and look forward to continuing to develop the ELITE programme, a platform where Europe’s ambitious businesses can thrive.”

About ELITE

ELITE offers businesses a full programme to help them grow, including; education training and direct contact with Europe’s financial and advisory community, through a unique online portal. Management teams are guided on how best to fast-track their development and capital raising processes, how to access the most suitable funding for their needs, whether private equity, venture capital or the bond or equity markets, and given advice on building their profile and reach.

ELITE also allows its vibrant international advisor and investor community the opportunity to engage with a pool of high quality, dynamic companies and entrepreneurs, all of whom are open to the advice, opportunities and connections that the ELITE programme offers.

For further information on the programme, companies and the full list of partners, please go to: www.elite-growth.com

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For further information:  

Media

Federica Marotti
Oriana Pagano

+39 02 7242 6 360  

Media.relations@borsaitaliana.it

Tom Gilbert
Alexandra Ritterman

+44 (0)20 7797 1222

newsroom@lseg.com

Notes to editors:

ELITE European Companies

Company

Location

Sector

Description

AEK Football   Club

Greece

Recreational Services

Athletic Union of   Constantinople, commonly known as AEK FC, is a Greek football club, residing   in Athens, Greece

BTSA   Biotecnologías Aplicadas

Spain

Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

BTSA is the first European   company to manufacture Natural Vitamin E and to elaborate Natural   Antioxidants for the food industry, dietetics, cosmetics and pharmacy

B2X Care   Solutions

Germany

Software & Computer Services

B2X is a technology   enabled service provider of customer care solutions for electronic devices to   manufacturers, insurance providers, mobile network operators and retailers   globally

Contronics   Engineering

The Netherlands

General Industrials

Contronics produces   ultrasonic humidifiers, water treatment equipment and controllers and sensors

EPS Group

Ireland

Support Services

EPS Group is  focused on the Water & Wastewater and Clean   Technology sectors

eToro

Israel

Financial Services

eToro is the first global   market place for people to trade currencies, commodities, indices and CFD   stocks online

Euronovate

Switzerland

Software & Computer Services

Euronovate is  specialised in Business Digital Transformation   Solutions

Gamma   Solutions

Spain

General Industrials

Gamma Solution is active   in the Energy (implementing renewable energy installations) &  Telecommunications (technical activities in   support of control of the radio spectrum) sectors

German Pellets  

Germany

Construction & Materials

German Pellets produces   various kinds of wood pellets for pellet heating and pellet ovens and animal   hygiene products

Global Remote   Services

Romania

Support Services

GRS is the oldest and   leading Independent Contact Centre provider in Romania, with nearly 12 years   of experience in the Business Process Outsourcing industry

GROUPE   ONEPOINT

France

Support Services

Groupe One point is a   management consultancy & optimization of business processes and   technologies company

Halcom

Slovenia

Software & Computer Services

Halcom is the leading   solutions provider for digital banking and payments systems in Europe, Middle   East and Africa

IEK AKMI

Greece

General Retailers

IEK AKMI is the top   vocational training and graduate re-training provider in Greece

I’M Mining

Portugal

Mining

Almina works in the   extraction of Ore and in the production of copper  and Zinc concentrates, playing  an important role in the region's economy

Invictus

Croatia

Financial Services

Invictus operates in   Croatia’s financial market in the area of structured finance, providing  tailor made financing

Kiosked

Finland

Software & Computer Services

Kiosked have developed the   next generation in-view advertising automation and audience intelligence   platform

Macsa

Spain

Industrial Engineering

Macsa design, develop,   deliver and market coding and marking lasers

Manurhin Group

France

Aerospace & Defense

The Manurhin Group   provides since 1919 top of the range machinery, services and solutions for   the aerospace & defence industry

Medort

Poland

Health Care Equipment & Services

26 year old, medical   company founded by Dr. Tomasz Perner, focussing on  home care products, rehabilitation aids, non   invasive orthotic, ostomy and other medical products

Migam

Poland

Support Services

Developer of next   generation information & communications technology for people who have   impaired hearing

Pinturas   Isaval

Spain

Chemicals

Pinturas Isaval creates   innovative solutions in the paint market showing a strong commitment to   excellence in the distribution of quality products.

Romcab

Romania

Electronic & Electrical Equipment

ROMCAB manufactures   cables, electric conductors, power cords and electric wiring

SOITRON Group

Slovakia

Software & Computer Services

Soitron Group operates on   the European market as a system integrator for IT Infrastructure, Unified   Communications, Customer Interaction, Content Management, Security, IT   Services and Outsourcing

Sun Wave   Pharma

Romania

Health

Sun Wave Pharma markets   Ayurveda traditional medicine combined with modern research to build   efficient, safe & unique products with therapeutic dosage

Teamnet   International

Romania

Software & Computer Services

Teamnet Group is a leading   regional IT&C integrator that develops large-scale technological projects   geared towards continuous innovation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELITE UK Companies

Company

Location

Sector

Description

Affectv

London

Media

Affectv is a UK based   technology company developing solutions to improve the Internet by making advertising   relevant for people

Brandwatch

Brighton

Media

A social media listening   and analytics technology platform

Cambridge   Imaging Systems

Cambridge

Software and Computer Services

Developer of enterprise   video platform software and secure video hosting services

Celtic Renewables

Edinburgh

Alternative Energy

Celtic Renewables is   commercialising a patented process technology which converts biological   wastes and residues into high value biochemicals, biofuels and animal feed.

Clinova

Southampton

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Pharmaceutical group   focused on developing, manufacturing, licensing and marketing consumer   healthcare products

Guidance   Marine

Leicester

Electronic and Electrical equipment

Developer and supplier of   local position reference sensors

Independent   Vetcare

Bath

Healthcare equipment and services

Nationwide veterinary   practices group

I- Nexus

Coventry

Software and Computer Services

Software solution that   enables complex organisations to support their integrated strategy execution activities

BE- Thinking

Bilsborrow

Support Services

Integrated energy and   sustainability services and solutions for both the public and private sectors

Transact
 
 

London

Financial Services

Investment wrap platform   for online asset management and administration

Marmalade   Technologies

London

Software and Computer Services

Hardware & software   solutions for creative content management in the gaming industry

RealityMine

Manchester

Media

Research solutions to help   businesses of all types understand the digital behaviours of their customers   or employees

Renal Services

London

Healthcare Equipment and Services

Dialysis provider for End   Stage Renal Disease patients

Smarkets

London

Travel and Leisure

Peer-peer online betting   platform

Swoon

London

General Retailer

Online luxury furniture   designer & retailer

Workshare

London

Software and Computer Services

A provider of secure   enterprise file sharing and collaboration applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELITE Italian Companies

Company

Location

Sector

Description

Almax

Lombardia

Personal Goods

Almax is an international   leader in the design and production of male, female and child mannequins and   bust forms

Arcaplanet

Liguria

General Retailers

Reseller of pet food and   accessories, plus niche/ premium brands as well as its own private label,   which is mainly focused on food products

Bertazzoni

Emilia Romagna

Household Goods & Home   Construction

Household cooking   appliance manufacturer

Blu Hotels

Lombardia

Travel & Leisure

Italian hotel chain

Brugola OEB Industriale

Lombardia

Automobiles & Parts

Officine Egidio Brugola is   the company famous for having invented the hexagon socket head bolt

COELMO

Campania

General Industrials

The company's core business   activity is the production of generator sets

Colcom Group

Lombardia

Construction &   Materials

Production and   commercialization of glass hardware for tempered glass

Confezioni Andrea

Lombardia

Automobiles & Parts

Production of aesthetic   sheets for interior and exterior use for cars, motorcycles and recreational   vehicles

Cotonificio Albini

Lombardia

Personal Goods

Manufacturer of fabrics   for shirts using cotton, linen or other natural fibers

Faresin Industries

Veneto

Industrial Engineering

Faresin Industries   designs, manufactures and sells worldwide feed mixer wagons for the livestock   sector and telescopic handlers for the  agricultural, industrial and construction   market

Faster

Lombardia

General Industrials

Faster is active in the   hydraulic industry, designing and manufacturing couplings

Gelsia Reti

Lombardia

Gas, Water &   Multiutilities

Gelsia Reti operates in   the energy distribution industry and is particularly active in the   distribution of natural gas

Gruppo Happy

Lombardia

General Industrials

Gruppo Happy is a   manufacturer and commercial site in the food packaging sector

LSWR Group

Lombardia

Media

LSWR Group is a developer   of professional knowledge in the Health and Legal markets, through solutions   and services for communication, information and training

M.E.P. Macchine   Elettroniche Piegatrici

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Industrial Engineering

MEP Group is active in the   innovation, and construction of machines for the processing of round rods   used in construction

Molemab

Lombardia

General Industrials

Molemab is a manufacturer   of abrasive products for precision grinding, mainly for the automotive and   aerospace market

Phase Motion Control

Liguria

Electronic &   Electrical Equipment

Phase Motion Control is a   technological leader in Power Electronics and specialty Mechatronics

Pro-Gest

Veneto

Forestry & Paper

Progest is involved in   paper production, cardboard and packaging

Raccortubi Group

Lombardia

Oil Equipment, Services   & Distribution

Manufactures, stocks and   supplies piping materials used in chemical and petrochemical plants, oil   installations, power plants, shipyards, fertilizer plants and offshore   platforms

Tekka

Piemonte

Mobile Telecommunications

Tekka is specialized in   creating digitals services and contents distribution platforms

Tubiflex

Piemonte

General Industrials

Tubiflex manufactures   flexible hoses in stainless steel, convoluted PTFE, multilayer corrugated,   expansion joints and bellows

Uno Maglia

Toscana

Personal Goods

Production of men’s and   women’s high end clothes, specialized in the production clothing in jersey

Unox

Veneto

General Industrials

Unox produces professional   ovens sold worldwide, for the gastronomy, patisserie and bakery sectors

Value Lab

Lombardia

Software & Computer   Services

Management consultancy,   specialising in  IT solutions,   analytics and data bases

Yalla Yalla

Emilia Romagna

Travel & Leisure

Online travel agency

Zanzar Sistem

Puglia

Construction &   Materials

Zanzar Sistem is active in   the production of insect screens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About London Stock Exchange Group:


London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.

 

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, a pan-European equities MTF. It is also home to one of the world’s leading growth markets for SMEs, AIM. Through its platforms, the Group offers international business and investors unrivalled access to Europe's capital markets.

 

Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. In addition to majority ownership of multi-asset global CCP operator, LCH.Clearnet Group, LSEG operates CC&G, the Italian clearing house; Monte Titoli, the T2S-ready European settlement business;  and globeSettle, the Group’s newly established CSD based in Luxembourg.

 

The Group is a global leader in indexing and analytic solutions. FTSE and Russell Indexes offer thousands of indices that measure and benchmark markets around the world.  The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of real time and reference data products, including SEDOL, UnaVista, Proquote and RNS.

 

Following the acquisition of Russell Investments, LSEG conducted a comprehensive review of the investment management business to analyse its strategic fit with the Group. This was concluded in February 2015, and LSEG is now exploring a sale of the business in its entirety.

 

London Stock Exchange Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software for customers around the world. In addition to the Group’s own markets, over 35 other organisations and exchanges use the Group’s MillenniumIT trading, surveillance and post trade technology.

 

Headquartered in London, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,700 people.

 

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.lseg.com