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ELITE’s year in review celebrates the power of our global network and the core values that bring us together.
2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, but there is huge potential for recovery.
Given the current context, being part of a global, innovation-driven network has never been more important.

Sitting at the heart of global finance, we believe that ELITE can offer you the right support and connections, not only in dealing with the present uncertancy, but also in helping you thrive and succeed. Even on the best day, being an entrepreneur is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Today, this challenge has accelerated significantly. You are not alone in this journey, there is the ELITE Network here for you and it is our privilege to support you and your company.
Marta Testi, CEO – ELITE

2020 has been the year of resilience.

Growing to over 1500 members in 36 industries and 45 countries

Connecting our companies with capital: €600mio through 145 transactions

Expanding our reach in Europe by leveraging on ELITE Ambassadors local presence, country-specific knowledge and networks to better cater for the needs of ambitious private companies.

Empowering Female Entrepreneurship by signing HM Treasury’s Investing in Women Code and through a series of digital events, in collaboration with NatWest, shining a spotlight on gender balance.

Supporting the future Space Innovators by partnering with The European Space Agency (ESA) with the objective of providing vital support to its highly innovative technology companies.


ELITE remains committed to supporting private companies and providing access to advice and expertise to help you navigate and adapt to the evolving challenges presented by Covid-19. We launched the ‘ELITEtogether series’, practical digital talks to help ensure we address the critical issues most relevant to you and your organization during this challenging time.

2020 in numbers

1,547 ELITE companies now in our global network

companies welcomed to ELITE in 2020

Our numbers show that the longer companies have been part of the ELITE community, the higher their growth rates.

revenue growth in ELITE companies

We have monitored our companies’ financial performance since they joined the ELITE ecosystem.
All these results are given as an outcome of internal analysis pertaining companies that have been part of ELITE for at least 5 years.

ELITE is growing overseas: companies join from all over the world to get the business solutions and recognition they deserve for their long-term growth journey.

ELITE Americas welcomed 36 new members from across the country in collaboration with JobsOhio, the Stark County Minority Business Association, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Fifth Third Bank, Global Accelerated Ventures & Ohio South East.
4th ELITE Saudi Arabia cohort in collaboration with Monsha’at. 21 new companies joined, taking the total number of Saudi Arabian companies to 79. Knowledge partner the Prince Sultan University.
ELITE features as one of the solutions to addressing business and funding support to growing companies – as ScaleUp Institute Innovate Finance and Deloitte put forward recommendations to aid post Covid recovery for scaleups.

Source: The Future of Growth Capital report.

Partnership growth in 2020

Connecting corporates with fast-growing SMEs worldwide.
A vibrant community of advisors, banks, brokers and corporates focused on helping ELITE companies access expertise, obtain funding and so transform their vision into clear plans, actions and results.

companies introductions facilitated among our network
international ELITE advisers
hours of workshop classes chaired by our partners

ELITE Lounges

new ELITE companies from ELITE Lounges in 2020

Funding milestones in 2020

ELITE is the private market of London Stock Exchange Group connecting private companies with diverse sources of capital to drive their growth.

Our network and digital platform provide companies with simplified access to diverse funding options and help intermediaries and brokers expand their reach. Today, ELITE is a global success story, unlocking funding, jobs and growth for thousands of companies and so bringing benefit to the economies in which they operate.

Investors engagement

6 ELITE Companies shared their growth stories with an audience of 60 professional investors during our Investor Forum in Feb.2020. Our investment community now includes over 283 firms, with 443 individuals from these firms registered, over 40 of which are new joiners so far this year.

ELITE Basket Bond Lombardia

1 ELITE Company completed a €15m bond issuance as part of the second tranche of a Basket program dedicated to companies operating in Lombardia, in partnership with Banca FININT. Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) and Finlombarda.

ELITE Intesa Sanpaolo Basket Bond

11 ELITE Companies completed a €89m bond issuance.

Garanzia Campania Bond

32 companies from Campania region completed a bond issuance of €76m to support their growth. Banca FININT and Mediocredito Centrale are Arrangers in the deal with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) and Mediocredito Centrale as lead investors.

total capital raised by ELITE companies
ELITE members corporate transactions
listed companies from ELITE network. +7 in 2020.

Together let’s pave the path for a better present and brighter future.

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We look forward to helping more companies transform to achieve their potential in 2021 with access to capital, business support and partnerships.

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