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  • SBM Offshore

    10/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    SBM Offshore

    SBM Offshore celebrates headquarters relocation by sounding gong

    Euronext-listed company SBM Offshore (ticker symbol: SBMO), global player in the oil and gas industry, recently announced the establishment of new corporate headquarters in Amsterdam.

    Since 2012, SBM Offshore has been on a transformational journey, restructuring and shaping business for the future. The relocation of corporate headquarters to the Netherlands, and re-connection with the company’s Dutch roots are part of this transformation.

    Sounding the gong on behalf of SBM Offshore, CEO Bruno Chabas commented that “The Netherlands have once again become the beating heart of SBM Offshore. This is important step will allow SBM Offshore to contribute to the excellent knowledge and technology society in the Netherlands, to the Dutch labour market and to the strong international network that makes the Netherlands what it is today”.

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    10/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • CSR Manager of the Year

    09/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam, Europe


    CSR Manager of the Year

    CSR Manager of the Year opens trading

    Birgitta Kramer of Vitenshas been elected CSR Manager of the Year 2015 and opens trading by sounding the gong.

    The CSR Manager of the Year election is organized by Royal HaskoningDHV since 2012, in cooperation with VNO-NCW and Interface. The purpose of the election is to recognize the extra efforts of inspired CSR managers. Kramer was elected CSR Manager of the Year 2015 at the Dutch National Sustainability Congress on November 3rd. A jury had previously nominated three persons for this title. Besides Brigitta Kramer, Harry Hofman of Strukton and Fokko Wientjes of DSMwere nominated.

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    09/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam, Europe
  • Awards CDP - Euronext

    06/11/2015 - 17:41PM CET  |  Lisbon


    Awards CDP - Euronext

    CDP e vencedores dos Awards tocam o sino

    Responsáveis da CDP - uma ONG internacional sem fins lucrativos - e algumas empresas cotadas portuguesas vencedoras dos Awards CDP - Euronext por terem alcançado uma posição de liderança em ações focadas nas mudanças climáticas, de acordo com a metodologia global de ranking do CDP, tocaram o sino que marcou o encerramento da sessão de Bolsa. As empresas vencedoreas são: Galp Energia (100 A) , EDP (100 A) e Sonae (100 A-). O CDP e a Euronext também reconheceram a Toyota Caetano cuja classificação atingiu CDP (91 D) e a Caixa Geral de Depósitos por alcançar a maior pontuação entre as empresas que divulgam numa base voluntária ao CDP (100 B). O relatório, que analisa as respostas sobre a gestão do tema alterações climáticas das 85 maiores empresas Espanholas e 40 Portuguesas, por capitalização bolsista, inclui a  2015 Climate A List. A nível mundial, cerca de 2.000 empresas apresentaram informações para serem avaliadas de forma independente com a metodologia de pontuação do CDP.

    06/11/2015 - 17:41PM CETLisbon
  • Deloitte Technology Fast50

    06/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Deloitte Technology Fast50

    Winner Deloitte Technology Fast50 sounds gong

    The winner of the Deloitte Technology Fast50 2015, Catawiki, opens trading at Beursplein 5. Catawiki takes first place in the ranking of the 50 fastest growing tech companies of the Netherlands. The company has shown a growth percentage of 45.080% over the last 4 years.

    Deloitte organizes the Technology Fast50 competition in collaboration with partners ABN AMRO, Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, Euronext, Kennedy Van der Laan, KPN and Vitruvian. The competition was initiated to recognize the exceptional performance of these companies. The Fast50 companies have the best entrepreneurs of the future, who think fast and play a leading role in their field. The Rising Star is a special price that is presented to emerging innovative companies that are less than five years old. This year, it was awarded to Bynder.

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    06/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • VoorMorgen.Nu event

    05/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    VoorMorgen.Nu event

    Sounding of the gong announces VoorMorgen.Nu event

    Karel Mercx, editor of the new financial platform VoorMorgen.Nu sounds the gong at the Amsterdam exchange. VoorMorgen.Nu is intended to offer people between the ages of 25 and 45 a better understanding of their financial situation and financial (long term) planning. The new platform VoorMorgen.Nu includes a website, a newsletter, a glossy magazine and an event.

    The first highlight of VoorMorgen.Nu is an event that is held in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on Thursday 26 November. Visitors will be informed in a fun, accessible way on the four pillars of the event; savings and investments, pensions, housing and work and career.

    This event, which will be hosted by political commentator Sywert van Lienden, will consist of workshops, speed dates, a 'silent talk show’ and a stand-up comedy by Howard Komproe. The plenary speakers include, among others, online entrepreneur Alexander Klöpping (Blendle and DWDD), chief economist Barbara Baarsma (Buitenhof and DWDD), and teacher and writer Kilian Wawoe (University of Netherlands and TEDx).

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    05/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Accenture Innovation Award

    04/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Accenture Innovation Award

    Winner Accenture Innovation Award opens trading

    One of the winners of the Accenture Innovation Awards, Yippie!, sounds the gong and opens trading. Last week Yippie! was chosen winner in the Personalized Shopping & Paying theme for the Accenture Innovation Awards. A total of 850 startups, with about 150 in the Personalized Shopping & Paying theme, contested for the blue tulip.  An easy and personalized customer service, with fast and safe payment options is the core focus of this innovation theme.

    Yippie! allows consumers to scan products in-store, the app then shows all suppliers of that specific product with their respected prices. In the same time it allows both the online and physical store to make a temporary offer to that specific consumer.

    The Accenture Innovation Awards is an annually held innovation contest. Dutch innovations that are younger than 3 years are allowed to register and compete for the blue or green tulips, and the public prize. Also the Innovator of the Year prize is rewarded.

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    04/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Dalenys

    03/11/2015 - 9:57AM CET  |  Paris



    Rentabiliweb becomes Dalenys, the merchant payment partner.

    Thibault Faurès Fustel de Coulanges, Vice Chairman of Dalenys, opens European markets in Paris.

    03/11/2015 - 9:57AM CETParis
  • Amsterdam Street Soccer Championship

    03/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Amsterdam Street Soccer Championship

    TMG sounds gong for Amsterdam Street Soccer Championship

    The gong on the Amsterdam exchange is sounded for the Amsterdam Street Soccer Championship. The initiative was established forty years ago and was from the outset embraced by De Telegraaf, subsidiary of the Euronext listed TMG (ticker symbol: TMG). TMG CEO Geert-Jan van der Snoek sounds the gong.

    Over the years, the tournament that has Johan Cruyff as a patron, has become an annual event in Amsterdam in which more than 1400 schoolchildren participate. Every day in the months of September and October soccer games are played by 138 teams of boys and girls in grades 7 and 8.

    Traditionally, the final games will be played in a stadium on Dam square. This year, the finals will take place on Saturday 14 November.

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    03/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Rentabiliweb becomes Dalenys

    03/11/2015 - 9:00AM CET  |  Brussels


    Rentabiliweb becomes Dalenys

    03/11/2015 - 9:00AM CETBrussels
  • The Next Entrepreneur

    02/11/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    The Next Entrepreneur

    Finalists The Next Entrepreneur visit Beursplein 5

    The finalists of The Next Entrepreneur (TNE) 2015 visit Beursplein 5 and open trading. The top four consists of Tessa Tippersma of Knetterzeep, Lisanne van Zwol of Kromkommer, Arjen Jan van der Zee from PickThisUp and Peter van Rosmalen of Paperwise.

    The Next Entrepreneur is held for the fourth time and is an initiative for new entrepreneurs by SME Netherlands and Rabobank. The Next Entrepreneur offers (potential) starters insight into the key entrepreneurial themes, inspiring case studies and a strong network. The top prize of the election is a cash prize of € 12,500, -, national media attention and the opportunity to mirror his or her business operations to business experts.

    The finalists and their companies will be judged by a professional jury after which the winner of The Next Entrepreneur will be announced during the event on 1 December. 

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    02/11/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Showroomprivé

    30/10/2015 - 9:31AM CET  |  Paris



    EnterNext welcomes Showroomprivé on Euronext Paris

    Thierry Petit, Co-founder and Deputy CEO of Showroomprivé, and David Dayan, Co-founder and CEO of Showroomprivé, open the European trading day in Paris in the presence of Emmanuel Macron, French Minister of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector.   

    Showroomprivé specializes in the private sale of items on-line. Net sales break down by activity as follows:

    • private sales on-line (96.8%): fashion items, beauty products, household appliances, decorative products, travels, etc., via the web site;
    • other (3.2%): sale of products for partner wholesalers, provision of marketing services, etc.

    84.9% of net sales are in France.

    30/10/2015 - 9:31AM CETParis
  • University bond

    30/10/2015 - 9:10AM CET  |  Brussels


    University bond

    First in Europe: University bond listed on Euronext Brussels

    Alternext in Brussels today welcomed the listing of a series of bonds issued by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), the Dutch-speaking university of Brussels. The bonds will be listed under the Euronext Private Placement Bonds programme (EPPB), an initiative giving issuers of private placement bonds simplified access to Euronext markets.
    To celebrate the new listing, Prof. Dr. Paul De Knop, Rector of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, rang the bell to open trading.

    The VUB bonds have been subscribed for a combined amount of € 61.5 million. The university’s series of amortising bonds comprises Fixed Rate Notes with a maturity of 15 years for an amount of €13 million and a coupon of 1,4%, Fixed Rate Notes with a maturity of 20 years for an amount of €20.5 million and a coupon of 1.653% and Floating Rate Notes (6 months) with a maturity of 20 years for an amount of € 28 million. The operation was led by Belfius.

    The proceeds of the operation will be used to fund a large real estate project, which includes student apartments, state of the art academic facilities and a new cultural centre. 



    30/10/2015 - 9:10AM CETBrussels
  • Mint Tower Arbitrage Fund

    30/10/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Mint Tower Arbitrage Fund

    Mint Tower celebrates fifth anniversary Arbitrage Fund by sounding gong

    Mint TowerCapital Managementcelebratesthe fifth anniversary of the Mint Tower Arbitrage Fund by sounding thegong.

    Mint Tower, located in the Amsterdam exchange,is the manager oftheMint TowerArbitrageFund,a rapidly growingopen-end "absolute return" investment fund, aiming to achieve stable positive returns, irrespective of the direction of the markets.

    Amsterdambased Mint Towerboastsa highly experienced investment teamthat combines provenarbitragestrategies,particularly instock options andconvertible bonds.These strategieshavealow correlationwiththeequity markets andaretherefore suitableas part of adiversified investment portfolio.

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    30/10/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • Robeco

    29/10/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam



    Robeco announces name change Rorento by sounding gong

    Robeco Group announces that as of November 1, 2015, Rorento will continue under a new name. The fund, which is one of the oldest Dutch fixed-income funds, will be renamed to Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund.

    With the name change, the fund is more recognizable internationally. To mark the name change, and as the conclusion of the 40th anniversary of the bond fund, the investment team of the Robeco Global Total Return Bond Fund sounds the gong at Beursplein 5.

    Kommer van Trigt, Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Macro Fixed Income team at Robeco: "We are pleased to close the jubilee year with a new name, which will contribute to better visibility and accessibility of the fund to investors worldwide. And though our name is changing, our investment policy remains intact. "

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    29/10/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • 40th listing anniversary Essilor

    28/10/2015 - 9:49AM CET  |  Paris


    40th listing anniversary Essilor

    Essilor celebrates its 40-year anniversary on the Paris Stock Exchange. Laurent Vacherot, Chief Operating Officer, opens the European trading day in Paris.

    Marking 40 years on the stock exchange on October 28, 2015, Essilor celebrates a unique human, industrial and commercial adventure driven by a shared mission uniting nearly 60,000 men and women worldwide that started 170 years ago.

    A pioneer through major advances in ophthalmic optics (the invention of the progressive lens, organic lens and organic photochromic lens), Essilor has made innovation and a strategy of partnerships its pillars of growth. Since 1975, revenues have multiplied by more than 60, the number of employees by 8, Group companies have increased from 20 to more than 650 and its stock price has risen on average 16% per year.
    Multi-local, the Group and its partners are present in 75 countries with industrial and commercial activities close to eyecare professionals in order to better meet the specific needs of local consumers.

    Improving lives by improving sight: a key challenge. At the heart of Essilor’s strategy, this mission guides the work of teams around the world. Committed every day to advancing visual health, the Group’s employees lead many actions that aim to improve the access of 7.2 billion people on the planet to correction, protection and prevention. To serve the 2.5 billion people who don’t have solutions for their visual needs, the Group has developed new products, services and innovative distribution models. In January 2015, Essilor also created Vision For Life, a fund aiming to accelerate initiatives that combat poor vision in the world.

    28/10/2015 - 9:49AM CETParis
  • Lord Mayor of the City of London

    28/10/2015 - 9:05AM CET  |  Amsterdam


    Lord Mayor of the City of London

    Lord Mayor of the City of London visits Beursplein 5

    The Lord Mayor of the City of London opens trading by sounding the gong to mark the City of London Corporation’s Pre-Presidency visit to the Netherlands and to celebrate the City’s longstanding and enduring relationship with the European Union.

    The City of London Corporation provides local government and policing services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the 'Square Mile'. In addition, the City Corporation supports and promotes the ‘City’ as a world-leading financial and business hub, with outward and inward business delegations, high-profile civic events and research-driven policies all reflecting a long-term approach.

    The Lord Mayor is head of the Square Mile’s City of London authority for one year. The Lord Mayor represents City businesses and helps the City Corporation advise the Government of the day on what is needed to help the financial services sector to function well. The Lord Mayor will meet several international Heads of Government and business each month to discuss financial services, often in conjunction with senior City business representatives.

    The Policy Chairman sets the strategic direction of the organisation and is the lead political spokesperson for the Corporation.

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    28/10/2015 - 9:05AM CETAmsterdam
  • PSB INDUSTRIES 60th anniversary

    27/10/2015 - 17:31PM CET  |  Paris


    PSB INDUSTRIES 60th anniversary

    PSB INDUSTRIES CEO Olivier Salaun closes the European trading day in Paris for 60th listing anniversary, .

    Through its passion and innovation, PSB INDUSTRIES is the preferred industrial partner on the Luxury & Beauty, Food & Retail, Healthcare and Hygiene and Lighting & High-tech industries markets. Through the combined strenghs of its 4 brands (BAIKOWSKI, CGL Pack, TEXEN, PLASTIBELL), its 22 industrial sites and a footprint in 7 countries, the French Group was born in 1904 in Annecy and is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its initial public offering.

    27/10/2015 - 17:31PM CETParis
  • KKO International

    27/10/2015 - 9:16AM CET  |  Brussels, Paris


    KKO International

    KKO International makes debut on Alternext Brussels and Paris

    Belgian holding specialising in cocoa production listed today on the Alternext markets in Brussels and Paris. KKO International is the first food producer to do an IPO on the European markets in 2015 and is currently the only company benefitting from a dual listing on Alternext.

    Owner of a cocoa plantation of 1,000 hectares in Ivory Coast, KKO International raised € 6.54 million in new capital and has an initial market capitalisation of € 31.6 million. The proceeds of the IPO will allow KKO International to secure rights to possess and cultivate additional parcels, to invest in staff and equipment and to strengthen structural investments in its plantation.

    To celebrate the listing, Jacques-Antoine de Geffrier, Chairman of KKO International, rang the bell in Brussels to open trading.

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    27/10/2015 - 9:16AM CETBrussels, Paris