May 04, 2018

13 new international companies join ELITE, bringing the total number of companies to over 850

  • New businesses join from Europe, Kenya and Mexico
  • First Kenyan and Mexican companies join ELITE
  • 7 companies graduate from programme
  • Brings total number of ELITE businesses to over 850 from across 36 countries, with 150 companies joining in 2018 to date

ELITE, London Stock Exchange Group’s business support and capital raising programme, today welcomes 13 new international companies, bringing the total number of companies in the ELITE community to over 850. The CEOs of the 13 new ELITE international companies and seven CEOs from the newly graduated ELITE companies opened trading in London this morning alongside Luca Peyrano, CEO, ELITE.

Companies from Kenya and Mexico join ELITE for the first time today. They include the Kenyan renewable energy developer, Olsuswa Energy; and from Mexico the cosmetic company, Embelle; and healthcare distribution business, Marzam.

Three of the 13 new businesses come from Bulgaria, as part of the UniCredit CEE Lounge, a partnership between ELITE and the Italian bank, UniCredit. Over 40 companies have joined ELITE through the UniCredit CEE Lounge since 2015. Three of today’s new businesses come from Hungary, building on ELITE’s long term partnership with the Budapest Stock Exchange signed in 2016.

ELITE is actively partnering and collaborating with the international financial community, including banks, corporate advisers and other stock exchanges, reinforcing LSEG’s open access philosophy. An additional group of advisers covering continental Europe has recently joined the broader ELITE community, serving to further unlock business matching opportunities and facilitate high quality networking.

From today, ELITE’s 851 businesses come from across 36 countries and 35 sectors. They are generating over €62 billion in combined revenues and employ approximately 300,000 people across Europe and internationally.

Luca Peyrano, CEO, ELITE:

“I am delighted to welcome the latest group of international companies to ELITE. The ever growing global success of ELITE, demonstrated by companies joining from Latin America to Europe and Africa today, and over 150 new companies joining in 2018 alone, highlights the diversity and dynamism of the ELITE community and the strength of our new and existing partnerships.

“Today, ELITE is proud to support access to finance and financial education for over 850 of the most ambitious companies around the world, allowing them to innovate, scale and grow. We look forward to continuing to expand ELITE’s dynamic community of companies, advisers and partners.”

New ELITE international companies (by country)

Name Country Sector
AutoPlus Bulgaria Automobiles & Parts
Eurosped Bulgaria Industrials Transportations
ScaleFocus Bulgaria Technology Hardware & Equipment
Chemark Hungary Chemicals
Civita Hungary Food Producers
Elso Pesti Malom Hungary Food Producers
Olsuswa Energy Kenya Electricity
Embelle Mexico Personal Goods
Marzam Mexico Health Care Equipment & Services
Marcos Provit Romania Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Jaffa Serbia General Industrials
Turbo Charger Holding Slovenia Automobiles & Parts
Gama Recycle Turkey General Industrials

About LSEG

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider, playing a vital social and economic role in the world’s financial system.

With our open approach, trusted expertise and global scale, we enable the sustainable growth and stability of our customers and their communities. We are dedicated partners with extensive experience, deep knowledge and a worldwide presence in data and analytics; indices; capital formation; and trade execution, clearing and risk management across multiple asset classes. 

LSEG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in 70 countries across EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We employ 23,000 people globally, more than half located in Asia Pacific. LSEG’s ticker symbol is LSEG.

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