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

 

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