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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
ELITE Companies ranked in many 2020 Reports.
Great to see many of our members have thrived in this year of extraordinary turbulence.