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STAR Conference 2017: STAR and AIM Italia companies together in London

Oct 09 2017 - 16:06

-          53 STAR companies attend the conference
-          For the first time the conference also hosts a selected group of companies listed on AIM Italia
-          1000 one to one meetings and 14 plenary presentations

Today the STAR Conference opens in London, with 53 companies of the STAR segment of Borsa Italiana.

The Conference represents an opportunity for listed companies and investors to meet, with a total of 1000 one-to-one meetings with 150 investors representing 111 investment houses (89 per cent foreign and 11 per cent Italian).

For the first time a selection of companies listed on AIM Italia was also invited to the event. These companies will have the opportunity to publicly present themselves to investors to create synergies and allow these excellent SMEs to align themselves with the best practices in terms of investor relations, sharing them with the STAR companies.

The STAR segment

The STAR segment today includes 72 listed companies with a total market capitalization of €43,3 billion as of 29.09.2017. (+35 per cent compared to the segment’s capitalization in 2016), an average capitalization per company of €609.4 million..  

3 new admissions in 2017: Unieuro, Avio and Gima Tt.

International investor capital plays a significant role in STAR companies’ capital, with 90 per cent of institutional capital originating from foreign investors in terms of detained Market Value[1 (North America: 33 per cent; Continental Europe: 23 per cent;  UK: 21 per cent; Northern Europe: 10%, rest of World: 3 per cent).
FTSE Italia STAR has registered an increase in performance, with +38,2 per cent from the start of 2017 (data updated to 29/09/2017) and a constant outperformance (+355 per cent from the beginning of 2003 to end of September 2017). 

The AIM Italia market

The AIM Italia market today includes 88 listed companies, with a total capitalization of €4.9 billion. There have been 18 new admissions with a total capitalization of about €760 million. FTSE AIM Italia, the reference index, has registered +23.5 percent since the start of 2017 (data updated to 29/09/2017).

Barbara Lunghi, Head of Primary Markets Borsa Italiana, commented:

“The ambitious intent of this year’s edition of the STAR Conference, is to create synergies and pull out the excellency of small and mid cap companies. STAR companies represent high standards in terms of information transparency, liquidity and corporate governance and the growing number of requested meetings from one year to the other confirms investor’s interest in these realities. Borsa Italiana’s commitment in guaranteeing a constant dialogue within the financial community, this year broadens to companies listed on AIM Italia. The market, in fact, is going through a significant growing phase which we hope to consolidate further. Borsa Italiana represents an important development boost and is proving to be able to make the difference in the growth of companies and in the Italian's economy”.

The 53 STAR companies that will take part in the Conference in London are:
AEROPORTO DI BOLOGNA; ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE; ASCOPIAVE, ASTALDI; AVIO; B&C SPEAKERS, BANCA IFIS, BANCA SISTEMA, BE; BIESSE; CAIRO COMMUNICATION; CEMBRE; CENTRALE DEL LATTE D'ITALIA; D'AMICO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING; DADA; DATALOGIC; DEA CAPITAL; DIGITAL BROS; EI TOWERS, EL.EN.; ELICA; EMAK; EPRICE; EUROTECH; EXPRIVIA; FALCK RENEWABLES; FIDIA; FILA; GEFRAN; GRUPPO MUTUIONLINE; IGD – SIIQ; IMA; INTERPUMP GROUP; ISAGRO; LA DORIA; MASSIMO ZANETTI BEVERAGE GROUP; MONDO TV; NICE; OPENJOBMETIS; PANARIAGROUP INDUSTRIE CERAMICHE; PRIMA INDUSTRIE; RENO DE MEDICI; REPLY; RETELIT; SABAF; SAES GETTERS; SERVIZI ITALIA; TAMBURI INVESTMENT PARTNERS; TECNOINVESTIMENTI; TERNIENERGIA; TESMEC; TXT E-SOLUTIONS; VITTORIA ASSICURAZIONI; ZIGNAGO VETRO.

The 14 AIM Italia companies that will take part in the STAR Conference in London are:
BIO ON; BOMI GROUP; CLABO; EXPERT SYSTEM; GPI; H-FARM; MAILUP; PHARMANUTRA; PITECO; SAFE BAG; SIT GROUP; SMRE; TPS GROUP; WIIT.



[1] Source: Facset

 

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