The FINANCIAL -- London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) on April 27 announces that 25 European companies and a further 42 Italian and UK companies will this week join the highly successful programme for inspiring growth companies.
Joining an existing ELITE community of over 200 companies, new companies from Germany, Spain, France, Italy, UK, Finland, Greece and Romania are among those to become part of the programme, bringing the total number of companies since ELITE was launched in 2012 to 271, according to London Stock Exchange.
Designed to help businesses prepare and structure for their next stage of growth, ELITE facilitates company access to a full range of funding options, increases company profile and visibility, promotes relationships and opportunities with potential investors, and supports management best practice and entrepreneurship.
Launched in Italy in 2012 and the UK in 2014, ELITE has now become a pan-European programme. This week sees a celebration of ELITE companies across Europe, with a number of events in London and Milan, welcoming the new cohort of companies.
Raffaele Jerusalmi, Director of Capital Markets, London Stock Exchange Group said:
“ELITE is already a highly successful programme and we are today delighted that so many high quality businesses from across Europe are now joining the programme. As well as helping accelerate the growth of their own individual businesses, ELITE has the power to help drive Europe’s economic prosperity.
“Europe’s future rests in its ability to harness the future of its best and brightest companies, and ELITE is already playing an important role in that. We warmly welcome the new companies and look forward to continuing to develop the ELITE programme, a platform where Europe’s ambitious businesses can thrive.”