In 2013, the European Commission launched the 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. The Awards aim to highlight the best European small and mid-sized companies who have gained access to capital markets via an Initial Public Offering and to encourage more companies to access public capital markets.
The shortlist for the 2021 edition, as well as recaps of previous years’ competitions, are available to view via the dedicated Awards website launched by FESE, EuropeanIssuers and the European Commission. This will also be the hub for further updates throughout the build-up to the Awards Ceremony itself, to be held during the Commission’s SME Assembly on Tuesday 16th November 2021 in Portorož, Slovenia.
Below is a flavour of the event from earlier, pre-Covid years.