Borsa Italiana welcomes Italia Independent

Jun 28 2013 - 

Borsa Italiana welcomes Italia Independent on AIM Italia

Borsa Italiana today welcomes Italia Independent to AIM Italia - Mercato Alternativo del Capitale, Borsa Italiana’s market for SMEs. Italia Independent Group S.p.A. is a leading firm for eyewear and lifestyle products, and in communication.

Italia Independent Group raised €13,650,000 giving it a market capitalisation of €57,460,000 and a post-admission free-float of 23.76 per cent. Equita SIM S.p.A. acted as the company’s Nominated Advisor (“Nomad”).

Raffaele Jerusalmi, CEO of Borsa Italiana, said:

“Italia Independent is a young company, but has already became a symbol of Italian creativity in a strong and very competitive field. We are delighted to welcome Italia Independent to Borsa Italiana, a financial leader in the luxury, fashion and lifestyle sectors. Many investors, both Italian and international, showed interest in the company during the road show, and we hope that this success helps Italia Independent achieve its ambitious goals. The success of this listing sends a very positive message to all young people during difficult economic times.”

Luca Peyrano, Head of Primary Markets at Borsa Italiana, added:

“AIM Italia is a market tailor-made for SMEs, with the aim of meeting their needs and supporting their growth. Italia Independent is exactly the kind of firm this market was made for, and we hope that many other excellent Italian companies follow its example”.

AIM Italia was created in January 2012 with the aim of simplifying access to capital for SMEs. A balanced and appropriate regulatory regime is in place, ensuring good governance from companies and the protection of investors.

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