Amundi, Lafarge-Holcim, Showroomprivé, Parrot and Focus Home Interactive are this year’s Euronext award winners
Paris – 19 January 2016– Euronext, the euro zone’s leading exchange, today held its fifth annual conference for exchange professionals. Once again, the event was a big success this year, bringing together an audience of over 1,000 along with 70 leaders from the business and financial community, including François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Bank of France.
Euronext saw strong growth in its business financing activity in 2015. Nearly €112 billion were raised on Euronext’s primary and secondary equity and bond markets, including €74 billion in France alone. Euronext hosted 52 new listings that raised a record total of €12.4 billion.
Euronext launched the Annual Exchange Conference in 2010 to provide a forum where capital markets participants can share their experience on business financing solutions. This fifth conference focused more specifically on the innovations that are reshaping markets. The 2016 event was designed to reflect the increasingly diverse instruments used to finance the real economy, such as bonds traded in the secondary market, funds, indices and commodities.
Stéphane Boujnah, Euronext’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of its Managing Boardstated, “This year’s Annual Exchange Conference once again highlighted Euronext’s central role, which is to finance the real economy in Europe. We aim to work more closely than ever with our clients so that we can reclaim our status as the key place of interaction between businesses and investors. So 2016 will be a year of innovation at Euronext.”
This exceptional day-long event included an awards ceremony honouring companies with outstanding listings and financial transactions in 2015:
- Euronext Award for Best Listing — Large caps: Amundi
- EnterNext Award for Best Listing: Showroomprivé
- Euronext Award for Best Market Transaction — Large caps:Lafarge-Holcim
- EnterNext Award for Best Market Transaction: Parrot
- Special Jury Award: Focus Home Interactive
Euronext wishes to thank its sponsors and conference partners: AF2I, AFG, AFIC, BFM BUSINESS, BNP PARIBAS, BVA,CACEIS, CFNEWS, CGPME, CITIZEN ENTREPRENEURS, EUROCLEAR, F2IC,HEC PARIS, ICMA, INVEST SECURITIES, KPMG, KURT SALMON, LE CERCLE DES ECONOMISTES, MEDEF, MIDCAP PARTNERS, MORNINGSTAR, PARIS EUROPLACE, PWC, SFAF, SOCIÉTE GÉNÉRALE.