UniCredit ELITE CEE Lounge welcomes 8 new SMEs from Central and Eastern European countries

MILAN/LONDON, 19-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit announces 8 new companies joining the UniCredit ELITE CEE Lounge today. ELITE and UniCredit established UniCredit CEE Lounge to leverage the London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE platform to support the growth of fast-growing SMEs from Central East Europe.

The new companies joining are from four Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries  – Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary and Romania –  where UniCredit has active operations. Currently, the UniCredit CEE Lounge has admitted more than 70 companies from 11 countries across UniCredit’s CEE network.

The UniCredit CEE Lounge intends to support promising companies in structuring for their further growth, raise capital and access a network of peers, advisers and investors. The SMEs that joined ELITE previously are now in process of their growth path leveraging the ELITE ecosystem.

The new SMEs joining the UniCredit ELITE CEE Lounge are:

Accedia, Bulgaria
Baristo, Bulgaria
Bestamed, Bulgaria
Rasco, Croatia
Sirma, Bulgaria
Teilor Jewelry, Romania
Poslovna inteligencija, Croatia
Mirelite Mirsa, Hungary (as a result of the special cooperation between UniCredit Hungary and Budapest Stock Exchange)

“We are proud of our partnership with ELITE that helps us to support SMEs in upgrading their business models and boosting their growth. Being a true partner and advisor to the SME client segment, as the growth engine of the European economy, is one of our core activities. For the fifth year in a row, we are providing our SME clients with all the benefits that participation in this program can offer: the possibility to connect directly to capital markets, have their business reviewed by experts, discover new areas for growth and have the opportunity to network,” commented Andrea Diamanti, Head of UniCredit Corporate and Investment Banking and Private Banking in CEE.

“In ELITE we really believe in partnership and the one with UniCredit is part of the success of ELITE across Central and Eastern European countries. Today ELITE is a unique international ecosystem that put together over 1,300 companies from 45 different countries and 36 sectors. ELITE continues to innovate and support the job creators and innovators of today and tomorrow. Together with our partners, we are committed in supporting the most ambitious companies, allowing them to scale and grow,” said Luca Peyrano, CEO, ELITE.

ELITE has supported over 1,300 companies internationally since its inception in 2012. ELITE services are designed to meet the specific needs of each company selected for the UniCredit CEE Lounge, with UniCredit contributing to training modules and tutoring as well as providing access to its own tailored SME support services. As London Stock Exchange Group’s business support and capital raising platform for high growth private businesses, ELITE is designed to help the most ambitious companies to structure for further growth, raise capital and access a network of peers, advisers and investors. Please read more at www.elite-network.com.

For more information, please call:

Media Relations
Tel +39 02 88623569
e mail: mediarelations@unicredit.eu

SOURCE: UniCredit S.p.A.

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