IT’S BEEN AN EXCITING YEAR FOR ELITE – A YEAR OF AMAZING FIRSTS FOR OUR VIBRANT COMMUNITY.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR MEMBER FIRMS - WE'RE PROUD OF THEIR PASSION AND COMMITMENT. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING THEM REMAIN FAST-GROWING, AMBITIOUS COMPANIES.
2018 was a year of ELITE achievements
Welcoming 360 ambitious global companies
Growing to over 1,000 members in 35 industries
Connecting our companies with capital: €1.7bn raised through 95 transactions
Expanding into new regions - including the Middle East, West Africa, Latin America and US
Celebrating our success at the first ELITE Day
ELITE is committed to supporting companies to scale up, structure for growth and be more competitive in the global marketplace
2018 in numbers
Over 1,000 ELITE companies now in our global network
In just a few years, ELITE has become a global powerhouse, supporting the growth and internationalisation of companies around the world.
Our commitment stays strong: to support the job creators and innovators of tomorrow, helping companies unlock their potential, structure for growth and develop for the future.
Results prove that after joining ELITE, our companies dramatically improve their revenue and margin growth
revenue growth in ELITE companies
In 2018, we extended the ELITE community across the world with our Global Alliance Partners
We were excited to welcome companies from new regions into ELITE including the Middle East, West Africa, Latin America and the US. We’ve broadened our understanding of scale-up companies around the world, helping us to become better equipped to support our members’ growth.
Partnership growth in 2018
At ELITE, our expert Lounge partners support our ambitious SME’s on their growth journey, through workshops, events and professional support
ELITE Lounges 2018
Funding milestones in 2018
We’ve launched innovative new products this year to support the growth of our members
10 ELITE companies in partnership with Banca Finint, issued an asset-backed security of €122m offered to institutional investors, with lead investors European Investment Bank (EIB) and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP)
ELITE company eToro completed a Series E fundraise of $100 million to support its expansion into new markets
SPAC in Cloud
New product in partnership with Electa Ventures, combining traditional SPAC and digital fundraising model (Cloud), raising €22.5m for Digital Values, with listing on AIM Italia
€18.5m PE Deal
Monnalisa, Italian childrenswear company, raised €18.5m and lists on AIM Italia
ELITE member WIIT bought 100% of the shares of Adelante, which leveraged ELITE's private placement platform to identify potential investors
ELITE Day 2018
In September 2018 we hosted our inaugural ELITE Day in Milan