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 full list of successful nominations for the 2021 edition, as well as recaps of previous years’ competitions, is 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 course of the selection process and in the build-up to the Awards Ceremony itself, to be held during the Commission’s SME Assembly on 15th – 17th November 2021 in Portorož, Slovenia – exact date to be confirmed.
Below is a flavour of the event from earlier, pre-Covid years.