150 ELITE companies

May 07 2014 - 12:01

-       27 new companies join ELITE

-       150 companies enrolled in the programme

-       After Italy’s success, ELITE launches in the UK

Borsa Italiana today unveiled the new companies joining ELITE. The companies come from across numerous sectors and across the country but sharing the same ambition and orientation to grow.

ELITE aims to guide senior management on how best to adapt and shape their businesses for further long-term growth and how to increase their visibility and attractiveness to potential investors.

Two years after its launch, ELITE continues to create value for companies, giving them access to a diverse support network. The programme has been exported to London, where London Stock Exchange recently held a successful launch event. Italian ELITE companies will be part of an international network, allowing them access to British investors and companies.

150 compaies are now enrolled in ELITE, with an average turnover of €105 million and a growth rate at the time of admission of 15%.

The company admitted are heterogeneous in terms of sectors because they operate in different fields from software and computer services, engineering to fashion and food industries.

ELITE has already achieved significant results. Among the companies attending the programme 15 are considering an IPO in the next few years; 8 are talking to private equity firms;  3 have issued minibonds on ExtraMOT PRO and 8 more are exploring this possibility; 25 launched M&A projects and joint ventures; SACE has €30 million invested in 18 ELITE companies and SIMEST has €20 million invested in 9 companies.


Raffaele Jerusalmi, CEO of Borsa Italiana said:

"ELITE is fast becoming an international platform involving an increasing number of companies, partners and investors. We are proud to have created an ecosystem in Italy which supports companies in their growth projects and gives them access to the capital markets. I am delighted that the model is generating significant interest abroad and attended the successful launch event for ELITE in the UK last week.”


New companies joining ELITE today are: Adler Plastic Group; aizoOn Consulting; Alpiah; Aquafil; AZ Holding; Bauli; Calligaris; Carel; Comdata; DKC Europe; DOC Generici; Ducati Energia; Forgital; Giplast Group; Gruppo LGH; H-ARTL; Il Gufo; Inoxfucine; L'Isolante K Flex; Medica; NGI; Pharmanutra; Phoenix International; Rimorchiatori Riuniti; Ubiquity; Unidata; ZanottiELITE is on Twitter: @BorsaitalianaIT


For further information, please contact:
Media Relations
Federica Marotti         
Oriana Pagano   
+39 0272426 360         
Twitter: @BorsaItalianaIT

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