Mazars Sponsor the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards 2017

Mazars is delighted to sponsor the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards for 2017. The award programme aims to promote best practices and encourage more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access capital markets via IPOs. This is a joint initiative of the European Commission, leading European securities exchanges and European Issuers.

SMEs created the foundation for the European economy today and in the future. More than 98% of EU firms are SMEs, and they account for two-thirds of all employees as well as nearly 60% of gross value added in the EU economy. As the basis for entrepreneurship, jobs and growth, SMEs require a favourable environment which meets their financing needs, in particular when accessing markets.

The Awards Ceremony was organised for the first time in 2013 by EuropeanIssuers and the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), at the initiative of the Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry (now Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs) of the European Commission. These two associations represent together the European securities exchanges and the companies listed on them. The Awards showcase the diversity of European markets and aim to promote stock listings, in particular targeting SMEs and growth companies. These companies are critical to European economic recovery and to accomplishing the EU’s goals of job creation, competitiveness and growth.

The winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on 22 November 2017 at the Theatre de Vaudeville in Brussels.

Meet the 2017 Shortlisted Companies 

International Star 

ABEO is a strong and fast-growing company with a turnover of €167 million for the year ended 31 March 2017, 70% of which is generated outside France. It boasts a portfolio of prominent brands in the world of sports and leisure (Gymnova, Janssen-Fritsen, Spieth, Entre-prises, Clip’nClimb, France Equipment, etc.) that are featured at major sporting events, including the Olympic Games.

ABEO is listed on Euronext.

CLEVER Global is a multinational company that provides technological and SmartSourcing services specialising in procurement management and the control process for contractors, subcontractors, employees, machinery and vehicles with clients from different sectors, such as Food & Drink, Health & Pharma, Industry, Public Administration or Finance Services. The company currently has a presence in 54 countries worldwide with 12 established subsidiaries in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.

CLEVER Global is listed on MAB - BME.

Songa Bulk ASA was founded in 2016 by the Blystad Group and Mr Herman Billung. Songa Bulk seeks to actively manage the cyclicality in dry bulk through investing at historically low asset values. The Company`s headquarters are located in Oslo, Norway. As per today's date, Songa Bulk has acquired 14 quality dry bulk vessels at historically low values over the last 10 months.

Songa Bulk is listed on Oslo Børs.


Rising Star

Based on eight years of collaboration with over 250 organisations, Induct offers innovation communities, delivered as "Software as a Service," that enable organisations to create, manage, track and measure the innovation process from idea creation through to final implementation and impact reporting. Induct enables its customers to connect with each other in larger networks (communities connected in digital eco-systems) to share best practices - all within a secure, collaborative, and access-controlled cloud-based network.

Induct is listed on the Oslo Børs.

Pangaea Oncology is a medical services company focused on precision oncology, personalised medicine based on genetic analyses to improve survival and quality of life for cancer patients through its clinical care division, the Dr Rosell Oncology Institute (IOR), and its Diagnostic and R+D services division. Pangaea is highly invested in technology, focusing on the development of innovative, proprietary diagnostic techniques (its main commercialised asset is Liquid Biopsy), and development of targeted drugs - to early clinical trial stages - through a strategic agreement with Cancer Research Technology, UK.

Pangaea Oncology is listed on MAB - BME.

Poulaillon is today an integrated family group in the baking, catering and snacking sectors with over 40 years of know-how and firmly established in Eastern France. Ever since the creation of the Moricette® in 1973, Poulaillon has continually innovated, offering a broad range of products that are marketed through its 45 sales outlets and through its large corporate clients. Poulaillon conducts business in France, Monaco, and Andorra. Capital raised at the IPO was to be used in the continued organic growth and entering in the mineral water sector.

Poulaillon is listed on Euronext.

Star of Innovation

Blue Prism is a pioneer and market leader in delivering Robotic Process Automation (“RPA”) software solutions. Blue Prism “invented” this new class of enterprise software in 2001. What makes Blue Prism so revolutionary is that it enables companies to create, deploy and manage their own “digital workforce” of software robots.

Blue Prism is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

CELLINK AB is the first bio-ink company in the world and a leading bioprinting company that focuses on developing technologies that allow researchers to print out human organs and tissues for the development of pharmaceutical and cosmetic treatments. The company has, within 12 months, been able to commercialise products into 30 countries, sold for more than 1M USD, and completed a successful IPO.

CELLINK AB is listed on Nasdaq.

Gentian Diagnostics is a medical diagnostics company. It designs, develops and markets in vitro diagnostic reagents (IVD) based on its proprietary NanosenseTM technology. The goal is to offer efficient and accurate reagents within the areas of kidney disease, cardiac disease, inflammation and veterinary medicine.

Gentian Diagnostics is listed on the Oslo Børs.

Star of Innovation

GARO develops, manufactures and supplies innovative products and systems for the electrical installations industry under its own brand. The company has operations in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Ireland and Poland and the Group is organized into two business segments GARO Sweden and GARO Other markets. GARO has a broad product assortment and is a market leader in several product areas.

Garo is listed on Nasdaq.

Hotel Chocolat is a premium British chocolatier with a strong and distinct brand. The business was founded in 1993 by Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris and has traded under the Hotel Chocolat brand since 2003. The Group sells its products online and through a network of stores in the UK and abroad. The Group has two restaurants in the UK and a cocoa plantation and hotel in Saint Lucia.

Hotel Chocolat is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Kotipizza Group consists of Kotipizza Oyj, operating the pizza chain Kotipizza, Mexican-style restaurant chain Chalupa Oy, and logistics company Helsinki Foodstock Oy. The Group’s mission is to make the world a better place one pizza at a time. Established in 1987, Kotipizza is the largest pizza chain in the Nordics and one of Finland’s best-known restaurant brands. It currently has some 270 restaurants and 260 franchisees.

KOTIPIZZA is listed on Nasdaq.


More information available here: European Small and Mid-Cap Awards