European Small and Mid-Cap Awards 2013

In 2013, the European Commission launched these Awards to promote the best practices and success stories of the most dynamic companies financed by European public capital markets, in particular targeting growth companies.

On the evening of 19th November 2013, EuropeanIssuers and FESE co-hosted a prestigious Awards Ceremony to celebrate the winners of the 1st European Small and Mid-Cap Awards.

The ceremony was presided over by the European Commission: Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General of DG Enterprise and Industry and SME Envoy as well as Nadia Calviño, Deputy Director General of the DG Internal Markets and Services and Jean-Servais, Chairman of the Belgium FSMA.


The winners were announced as follows:

Best New Listed company: Alior Bank

Alior Bank’s innovative mind-set allowed it to achieve growth where competitors have collapsed. Thus it is no surprise its EUR 511 million Initial Public Offering value remains the highest private company listing in Warsaw Stock Exchange history.

Rising Star: Veripos Inc.

The UK company’s high-tech GPS satellite systems allow the offshore drilling and survey industries to navigate the challenging ocean environments they operate in. With its integration into the European Galileo constellation of positioning satellites, the company’s market share has grown to 30%. Veripos is listed on Oslo Børs.



Most Innovative Newcomer: Borregaard ASA

When you bite into that fresh baked good, chances are you taste a Borregaard produced vanillin ingredient made completely from wood as opposed to chemicals. The company invests up to 4% of its annual turnover in innovation, particularly in the development of fine and biochemical applications. Borregaard is listed on Oslo Børs.



Most Internationally-Minded Newcomer: Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA and Carbures Europe

Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA: The Norwegian ocean transportation company ensures that your new vehicle makes it from manufacturer to dealership. As the sector continues to globalise, Wilh. Wilhelmsen is actively expanding into emerging markets, such as Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America, allowing its capitalisation to grow to EUR 1.5 billion. Wilh. Wilhelmsen is listed on Oslo Børs.



Carbures Europe: The Spanish company’s innovative carbon-based, composite materials are redefining the manufacturing of planes, trains and automobiles. With a turnover of EUR 45 million and operations in Europe, the US and China, it is one of the only component suppliers to have a truly global footprint. Carbures is listed on BME-MAB. Carbures



The Awards were kindly sponsored by:







Sponsor-Oslo Bors



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