Paris – 7 July 2014 – EnterNext, the Euronext subsidiary dedicated to promoting and growing the market for SMEs, today announced the listing of Esperite NV in Paris, leader in stem-cell processing and the largest private cryo-conservation centre for stem cells in Europe. This is a secondary listing in Compartment C of Euronext Paris' regulated market. Already listed on Euronext Amsterdam's regulated market, the company took advantage of the listing to change its name from Cryo-Save Group to Esperite NV.
Founded in 2000, Esperite NV is a major player in the processing and cryo-conservation of stem cells and stores more than 260,000 samples from umbilical cord blood and cord tissue. Esperite NV has cryo-preserved samples from over 70 countries on six continents, with ultra-modern processing and storage facilities in Belgium, Switzerland, Dubai, South Africa and Portugal, thereby contributing to the treatment of numerous diseases.
Esperite NV was listed through the admission to trading of 9,728,692 ordinary shares making up its equity on Euronext Paris' regulated market. The shares of the company began trading under the ticker symbol "ESP" on 4 July 2014, on Euronext Paris and Amsterdam.
Market capitalisation stood at around €17 million on the day of listing.
"We extend a warm welcome to Esperite NV, a key life sciences company, on the occasion of its listing on Euronext Paris.This secondary listing illustrates the close ties between our markets in Europe, which use a single order book and enable mid-cap companies to access a larger pool of investors to meet their financing need and increase their visibility," said Eric Forest, Chairman and CEO of EnterNext.
Frédéric Amar, CEO of Esperite NV, added, "We are delighted to join Euronext Paris, Europe's most active trading platform for life sciences companies. Our listing on this market reflects our ambition in the sector and represents a new milestone in our strategy regarding regenerative and predictive medicine."
To mark the listing, Frederic Amar rang the bell to open the financial market in Paris, accompanied by his staff, advisers and EnterNext.
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