IT'S BEEN AN EXCITING YEAR FOR ELITE – A YEAR OF AMAZING FIRSTS FOR OUR VIBRANT COMMUNITY.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR MEMBER FIRMS - WE'RE PROUD OF THEIR PASSION AND COMMITMENT. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING THEM REMAIN FAST-GROWING, AMBITIOUS COMPANIES.
2018 was a year of ELITE achievements
Welcoming 380 ambitious global companies
Growing to over 1050 members in 35 industries and 40 countries
Connecting our companies with capital: €1.7bn raised through
Expanding into new regions - including the Middle East, West Africa, Latin America and US
Celebrating our success at the first ELITE Day
ELITE is committed to supporting companies to scale up, structure for growth and be more competitive in the global marketplace
2018 in numbers
Over 1,050 ELITE companies now in our global network
In just a few years, ELITE has become a global powerhouse, supporting the growth and internationalisation of companies.
Our commitment remains: to support the job creators and innovators of tomorrow, helping companies unlock their potential, structure for growth and develop for the future.
Results prove that after joining ELITE, our companies dramatically improve their revenue and margin growth
revenue growth in ELITE companies
In 2018, we extended the ELITE community across the world with our Global Alliance Partners
WITH COMPANIES JOINING ELITE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, WEST AFRICA, LATIN AMERICA AND THE US, WE’RE A TRULY GLOBAL NETWORK. OUR EXTENSIVE UNDERSTANDING OF SCALE-UP COMPANIES MEANS WE ARE WELL EQUIPPED TO CONNECT AND SUPPORT THEIR GROWTH.
Partnership growth in 2018
At ELITE, our expert Lounge partners support our ambitious SMEs on their growth journey, through workshops, events and professional support
ELITE Lounges 2018
Funding milestones in 2018
We’ve launched innovative new products this year to support the growth of our members
10 ELITE companies in partnership with Banca Finint, issued an asset-backed security of €122m offered to institutional investors, with lead investors European Investment Bank (EIB) and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP)
ELITE company eToro completed a Series E fundraise of $100 million to support its expansion into new markets
SPAC in Cloud
New product in partnership with Electa Ventures, combining traditional SPAC and digital fundraising model (Cloud), raising €22.5m for Digital Value, with listing on AIM Italia
€18.5m IPO support
Monnalisa, Italian childrenswear company, raised €18.5m and listed on AIM Italia
WIIT/Adelante M&A support
ELITE member WIIT bought 100% of the shares of Adelante, leveraging on ELITE's private placement platform to
identify potential investors
ELITE Day 2018
In September 2018 we hosted our inaugural ELITE Day in Milan