European Small and Mid-Cap Awards 2018

The Awards aim to promote best practices and to highlight the best European Small and Mid-Sized Companies that have gained access to capital markets via an Initial Public Offering (IPO). They showcase the diversity of European markets, and aim to promote stock listings, in particular targeting SMEs and growth companies.

The sixth edition of the Awards took place on 4th December 2018 at the Theatre de Vaudeville in Brussels.

These winners were chosen from amongst a very high standard of nominations from across Europe.


International Star

Boku is the world’s leading independent direct carrier billing company. Boku’s technology enables mobile phone users to buy goods and services and charge them to their phone bill or pre-paid balance. Boku’s platform connects its customers with billing, identity and sales systems of mobile network operators. The Group’s technology makes a consumer’s mobile phone number into a convenient and secure payment method, providing an alternative to credit and debit cards.

Boku is listed on LSE.

Rising Star

ATRYS has three fast-growing business lines with consolidated customers: (i) Diagnostic Laboratory: Molecular diagnosis to ascertain the phenotype of individual tumours and thus identify optimal treatment for each patient. (ii) Online Diagnosis: 24/7 medical diagnostic services. (iii) Radiotherapy: ATRYS is a leader company in single-dose radiotherapy. The Company carries out numerous R&D projects, always in collaboration with prestigious companies and academic institutions, to develop new ways of detecting or treating cancer.

ATRYS is listed on BME..

Star of Innovation 

Polski Bank Komórek Macierzystych (PBKM) is the parent company of Famicord Group, the largest stem cells bank in Europe and one of the Top 10 in the world. The main area of Famicord's operations is banking of stem cells from post-foetal tissues for treatment of the baby and/or family members. PBKM is also supplying preparations of bone marrow and peripheral blood to more than 40 countries in the world. In addition, PBKM invests in the development of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP), considered to be one of the most important directions of modern medicine.

PBKM is listed on GPW – Warsaw Stock Exchange.       

Star of 2018 is the leading online food delivery marketplace in Continental Europe and Vietnam. The Company is focused on connecting consumers and restaurants through its platform. With nearly 36,500 connected restaurants, offers consumers a wide variety of food choice. With over 1,000 employees, the Group processed orders worth €1.5 billion and generated revenue of nearly €200 million in the twelve months ended 30 June 2018. is listed on Euronext.

Special Mention

Following the success of its introduction in 2017, the Awards also assigned a ‘Special Mention’. The objective of this new category is to prize an initiative, an individual or a company which has had a significant impact on small and mid-cap issuers accessing capital markets.

Keiretsu Forum, founded in San Francisco, US, in 2000, is the largest international network of private investors. It has 53 chapters in more than 27 countries, including US, Canada, China, Japan and Australia. In Europe there are four chapters full of activities: Spain, Paris-London, Central and East Europe and Nordics. Globally, Keiretsu Forum has more than 2,000 members who have invested more than 500 Million $ in hundreds of companies. Keiretsu Forum is both a network where private investors could find great investment opportunities in the startup environment and a powerful platform for startups to get funding.

The runners-up:

Category ‘International Star’                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pictures Gallery 2018

  • CELLINKlisted onNasdaq (Sweden)
  • VARTAlisted onDeutsche Boerse (Germany)

Category ‘Rising Star’

  • GomSpace listed on Nasdaq (Denmark)
  • MÁDARA Cosmetics listed on Nasdaq (Latvia)

Category ‘Star of Innovation’                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Videos

  • Gofore listed on Nasdaq (Finland)
  • SaltX Technology listed on Nasdaq (Sweden)

Category ‘Star of 2018’

  • Befesa listed on Deutsche Boerse (Germany)
  • Dino Polska listed on GPW – Warsaw Stock Exchange (Poland)




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