Euronext today announced the expansion of ELITE, its European SME ecosystem that supports private companies in financing their growth, to Portugal. The international expansion of ELITE is part of Euronext’s “Growth for Impact 2024” strategic plan. Portuguese private companies will benefit from ELITE’s international network, large skillset and expertise in training, to help them finance their sustainable growth on private and public capital markets.
Today, ELITE gathers a community of 1,300+ companies in 23 European countries and a large range of advisors and partners. Since its launch in 2012, ELITE companies have raised more than €15 billion through over 1,200 corporate transactions. Euronext acquired ELITE as part of the acquisition of the Borsa Italiana Group in 2021, and since then has been strongly committed to expanding ELITE in the Euronext countries. Portugal is the first step in this expansion strategy.
Associação Empresarial de Portugal (AEP), Banco Santander, Deloitte, Vieira de Almeida (VdA), and World Trade Center Lisboa will be the first group of ELITE network partners to contribute to developing ELITE in Portugal.
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