Borsa Italiana hosted the 15th STAR Conference at London Stock Exchange in London

  • Record number of meetings requested – more than 700
  • 46 STAR companies participate in the Conference
  • Capitalisation of the STAR segment increased by 35 per cent, to €30.58 billion, since last year’s London event
  • For the first time 4 ELITE companies introduce themselves to the STAR Conference financial community

LONDON,  8-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Today Borsa Italiana hosts the 15th STAR Conference at London Stock Exchange in London. During the event 46 STAR segment companies listed on Borsa Italiana’s main market will meet international investors.

More than 700 one-to-one meetings have been requested, allowing the management of the participating enterprises to meet 120 investors from across 95 investment companies.

This year’s Conference introduces several new features. Apart from traditional face-to-face meetings, the Conference will host for the first time digital meetings on ELITE Connect, London Stock Exchange Group’s new platform which connects listed companies, institutional investors and intermediaries.

Furthermore, Tech Value, Bomi Group, Masi Agricola and Giglio Group, the four ELITE companies listed on AIM Italia, will participate in the Conference and will have the chance to present their results and strategies for the future to an international audience.

On the 6 October, the four ELITE and 46 STAR companies will open trading at London Stock Exchange.

The STAR segment includes 69 companies. The segment’s total market capitalization is €30.58 billion (an increase of 35 per cent compared to the same period in 2014) and the average capitalization for each company is €443 million.

In the first half of 2015, 81 per cent of the companies registered an increase in turnover compared to the same period in 2014[1].

The FTSE STAR index has continually outperformed the FTSE All Shares index, up 194 per cent since the beginning of 2003, and up 28 per cent since the beginning of 2015.

The percentage of foreign shareholders investing in STAR companies is particularly worth noting: 91 per cent of institutional investors come from outside Italy[2] (32 per cent from North America, 21 per cent from the UK, 1 per cent from Asia and Oceania, 37 per cent from the rest of Europe, representing Germany 8 per cent , France 7 per cent, Scandinavian countries 10 per cent and Switzerland 4 per cent).

Barbara Lunghi, Head of Small and Mid Caps at Borsa Italiana, commented:
“2015 is a very important year for the STAR segment. We welcomed four new IPOs,  Aeroporto Guglielmo Marconi of Bologna, Banzai, Banca Sistema and Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, which raised approximately €400 million overall. STAR companies have always generated interest among investors due to their governance structures and robust economic and financial performance. We continue to register a record number of meetings at the STAR Conference, demonstrating the strength of the Made in Italy brand and the excellence of our market”.

STAR companies participating in the 15th edition of the STAR Conference in London are:
AEROPORTO DI BOLOGNA, ASCOPIAVE, ASTALDI, B&C SPEAKERS, BANCA IFIS, BANCA SISTEMA, BANZAI, BE, BIESSE, BOLZONI, CAIRO COMMUNICATION, CENTRALE DEL LATTE DI TORINO, DADA, DATALOGIC, DIGITAL BROS, EI TOWERS, ELICA, EMAK, ENGINEERING, ESPRINET, EUROTECH, FALCK RENEWABLES, FIDIA, FIERA MILANO, GEFRAN, GRUPPO MUTUIONLINE, IMA, INTERPUMP GROUP, ISAGRO, LA DORIA, MASSIMO ZANETTI BEVERAGE GROUP, MOLESKINE, MONDO TV, NICE, PRIMA INDUSTRIE, RENO DE MEDICI, REPLY, SABAF, SAES GETTERS, SERVIZI ITALIA, TAMBURI I.P., TERNIENERGIA, TESMEC, TXT E-SOLUTIONS, VITTORIA ASSICURAZIONI, ZIGNAGO VETRO.

The STAR Conference is also on Twitter: @BorsaItalianaIT
hashtag:  #STARConference

For further information, please contact:
Media Relations
Federica Marotti
Oriana Pagano
+39 0272426 360
media.relations@borsaitaliana.it

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[1] This figure refers to the 58 companies which have published their financial results up to 30.06.2013, which compile their half-year financial report on 30.06 and their balance sheet on 31.12 and which do not operate in the financial, assurance and investment companies sectors.

[2] Source: Facset

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