A year of amazing firsts

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.
Luca Peyrano, CEO – ELITE

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
95 transactions

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

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2012
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2013
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2014
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2015
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2016
703
2017
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companies welcomed to ELITE in 2018
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.
Marta Testi, Head of ELITE Italy & Europe

Results prove that after joining ELITE, our companies dramatically improve their revenue and margin growth

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In 2018, we extended the ELITE community across the world with our Global Alliance Partners

Launched ELITE US in partnership with JobsOhio
Launched ELITE Levant in partnership with Scale Up, Alyafi Group
Launched ELITE Saudi Arabia in partnership with Monshaat
ELITE's China roadshow in Shenzhen and Hong Kong with 12 ELITE companies
Launched ELITE in Brazil in partnership with IDMC
Launched in West Africa in partnership with Casablanca Stock Exchange and BRVM
Signed MOU with Nairobi Securities Exchange and FSD Africa, witnessed by president Uhuru Kenyatta
Signed MOU with National Stock Exchange of India
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.
Umerah Akram, Head of ELITE UK and Licensing

Partnership growth in 2018

At ELITE, our expert Lounge partners support our ambitious SMEs on their growth journey, through workshops, events and professional support

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ELITE Lounges 2018

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new ELITE companies from our 7 Lounges

Funding milestones in 2018

We’ve launched innovative new products this year to support the growth of our members

Basket Bond

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)

Equity Fundraise

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

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ELITE Day 2018

In September 2018 we hosted our inaugural ELITE Day in Milan

36 speakers
400 delegates
30 video interviews
7 global alliance partners
1 ELITE IPO ceremony
300 companies

We captured the magic

Together we can take your business forward in 2019

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We look forward to helping more companies transform to achieve their potential in 2019 with access to capital, business support and partnerships.

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