Euronext Dublin's 2019 IPO Ready strategic financing programme gets underway

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Dublin – 06 September 2019 – Euronext Dublin’s IPOready programme, a strategic financing programme for high-growth companies exploring fundraising options up to and including Initial Public Offering, was launched yesterday with 14 companies commencing the 10-month long programme. The objective of the programme is to equip participating companies with an in-depth understanding of all sources of finance available to them and determine which is most suited to their needs. On completion, the participating founders and entrepreneurs will have the skillsets required to get their business investment ready, refine their pitch for investors and form a valuable network of peers, advisors and investors. 

This year’s IPOready intake includes companies in the technology, food and media sectors, including, Cubic Telecom, HealthBeacon, O’Brien Fine Foods, Camile Thai, NewsWhip and Business Post Media Group.

This is Euronext Dublin’s third IPOready programme, supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF). It builds on the success of last year's programme, from which 12 high-growth, high-potential Irish companies graduated. Since commencing the programme these graduates have raised over €400m in funding, which included monies raised by Atlantic Therapeutics, ATA Group, Finance Ireland and Devenish Nutrition. This year, for the first time, IPOready participants in the technology sector have the opportunity to join Euronext Group’s TechShare[1] programme and network with European entrepreneurs.

Orla O'Gorman, Head of Listings at Euronext Dublin, welcomed participants at the induction day, saying “It is great to see so many ambitious companies in our IPOready 2019 cohort.  Previous graduates of this programme have benefitted enormously from their participation, acquiring the necessary skills to determine which funding option is the right one for their business and how to engage with the investment community. This year is particularly exciting for us, as the 10 participating technology companies are invited to join other scaling pan-European technology companies at Euronext’s renowned TechShare programme”.

The uniqueness of IPOready is its delivery by leaders of Irish listed companies, senior Euronext executives, corporate finance experts, entrepreneurs, investors, legal, communications and investor relations advisors. Participants are supported with individual mentoring from experienced fund raising experts. 

Notes to Editors:

1 Launched in 2015, TechShare is a unique pan-European programme designed to support Tech companies in their knowledge of the financial markets. This programme is for innovative, unlisted business leaders who want to understand market expectations and think about how to prepare their business for a public fundraising process. Last year, 135 technology companies from Belgum, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Switzerland participated in the various seminars, technical workshops and individual coaching sessions organised.

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