The International Star winner will be a newly listed mid-cap company that boasts impressive results in terms of international sales, profit and market share growth. All stellar candidates competing in this category have likely expanded their presence in either existing and new markets and made great achievements in the international scene. The International Star Award will go to a well-managed company that demonstrates a sound strategy for taking advantage of opportunities outside its own country.
The winner of the Rising Star Award should stand out as an exceptional performer in the sub-group of SMEs with a market capitalisation up to € 50 million. The Rising Star should also be a responsible corporate citizen. It should be an emerging business and one that has clearly furthered growth potential. It will be well- managed and have been resourceful with the proceeds of flotation. Since going public this company’s share price should have risen to a respectable but not excessive premium.
The champion of this prize will be a newly listed mid-cap company that places innovation at the centre of its strategy for business development. Candidates vying for the award may be introducing innovative technology to the market, or using innovative techniques in its day-to-day operations. The winner should be well-managed and successful in its sector. The Jury will pay particular attention to the future potential that the innovation offers.
An exceptional performer in its sector and a responsible corporate citizen will be the winner of the Star of 2017. This exceptional leader will be a newly listed mid-cap company that stand out in the crowd in a broad range of areas with its clear growth potential. This stellar company will be also well-managed and have made good use of the proceeds of flotation. Since going public, the winner’s share price should have risen to a respectable but not excessive premium.
This Special Mention aims at recognising an initiative, an individual or a company which has had a significant impact on small and mid-cap issuers accessing capital markets.