On the evening of 26th November 2014, the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) and EuropeanIssuers co-hosted a prestigious awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of the 2nd European Small and Mid-cap Awards.
The Awards aim to highlight the best European small and mid-sized companies who have gained access to capital markets via an Initial Public Offering (IPO). By offering a platform for such companies we aim to encourage more companies to follow suit by accessing finance through public capital markets.
The Awards, now in its second year, were founded by the European Commission, FESE and EuropeanIssuers in 2013 with the aim of highlighting what can be achieved by small and mid-cap companies who have raised money on public exchanges through IPOs.
The winners were announced as follows:
- Best new listed company:
ID LOGISTICS a French company that provides logistics services, listed on Euronext;
- Most innovative newcomer:
FEERUM a Polish company that produces comprehensive grain elevators, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange;
- Most internationally-minded newcomer:
ITALIA INDEPENDENT GROUP an Italian company that heads a group active in eyewear and lifestyle products, listed on Borsa Italiana; and
- Rising star:
Bionaturis Group a Spanish biopharmaceutical company, listed on Mercado Alternativo Bursátil (MAB).