On 1 and 2 December BME will bring together eight Spanish listed companies with European investors at the fourteenth edition of the Geneva European Midcap Event, in Geneva. The event aims to bring medium-sized companies, i.e. those with a market capitalization of between 1 and 3 billion euros, into contact with European institutional investors, mainly Swiss and French.
In this edition, the Spanish listed companies attending are Acerinox, Ebro Foods, Global Dominion, Grenergy, Indra, Prosegur, Solaria and Viscofan. These companies represent such diverse sectors as renewable energy, technology, industry, engineering and food, whose combined market value reaches 15 billion euros.
Around 20 European institutional investors, mostly from Switzerland, will have the opportunity to hold private meetings with Spanish companies and thus gain an insight into their current situation and prospects.
"Our participation in this event in Geneva is the culmination of an intense year in BME's corporate access area, following the organization of our own two major events, the Medcap Forum in May and the Latibex Forum in November, and after helping dozens of Spanish listed companies to meet with international investors at various meetings in cities such as Frankfurt and Paris. Promoting the visibility and transparency of listed companies, especially small and mid-cap companies, is one of BME's priorities, as it contributes to their greater financing capacity and liquidity," said Beatriz Alonso-Majagranzas, BME's Head of Equity Markets.
BME's corporate access agenda began in February with the virtual edition of the Frankfurt European Midcap Event, in which 22 Spanish small and medium-sized companies participated (12 from the main market and 10 from BME Growth). In May, the Medcap Forum, hosted by BME, was held, attended by more than 100 listed companies and 125 institutional investors, who held 865 meetings. In June, a dozen Spanish companies attended the Spring European Midcap Event in Paris, attended by more than 60 investors specializing in investing in small and medium-sized companies from France (45%), the UK (15%), Germany and Switzerland.
Together with BBVA and ODDO, BME hosted the Iberian Digital Conference in early October, which brought together 55 Spanish companies and 120 investors from France, Spain, the UK, Germany, the US, Switzerland, Canada, Poland, Finland and Portugal, among others. In total, more than 650 meetings were held. A month later, from 21 to 23 November, the 24th edition of the Latibex Forum was held, the benchmark meeting between investors and companies from Latin America or with a presence in the region. Over the three days of the event, more than 300 meetings were held between the 45 companies and 120 investors in attendance.
As part of its efforts to raise the profile of small and medium-sized listed companies, BME also promotes annual nominations for the European Small & Mid-Cap Awards, organised by FESE and the European Commission. Just yesterday, the company EiDF won in the Rising Star category.