Paris, 5 April 2012 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) and CF&B Communication today announced that the 7th annual Smallcap Event will take place on April 12 and 13 at the Hôtel Pullman Tour Eiffel in Paris. This high-profile forum will bring together businesses and investors – some 80 companies with up to €500 million market capitalisation that are listed on NYSE Euronext’s European market, and around 180 investors from the euro zone.
CF&B Communication created the Smallcap Event in 2005 to help listed companies meet institutional investors and promote small-cap growth by forging links with fund managers that are potential investors.
Key events during this unique two-day event include:
“We are delighted to support the launch of the 7th annual Smallcap Event, where smallcaps can present their strengths and growth potential to investors,” said Marc Lefèvre, Head of European Coverage at NYSE Euronext. “When companies list on NYSE Euronext, they immediately benefit from secure market access, leading-edge technology, the world’s widest pool of investors and made-to-measure advice. As market operator, we organise events like the Smallcap Event, ceremonies and conferences to raise companies’ visibility and help them make the most of their listing and presence on the market –which includes outreach to investors keen to identify the successful businesses of the future.”
Francis Bader, Chairman and CEO of CF&B Communication, said: “We are very pleased to partner with NYSE Euronext in providing very active support to small and midcaps listed here in Europe. The Smallcap Event offers smaller listed businesses a unique opportunity to meet a large number of institutional fund managers, all of them potential investors. Combined with the Midcap Event to be held in Paris in September this year, it gives small- and midcaps ample opportunity to present their business and make their voices heard with institutional investors.”
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About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets — the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca — represent one-third of the worlds equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: www.nyx.com.
About CF&B Communication
CF&B Communication is an independent financial communications agency founded in 1984.
Specialised in relations between listed companies & institutional investors, as well as non-listed companies and investors specialised in private equity/VCs, CF&B Communication has set up its own database of European fund managers investing in smallcaps, midcaps and private equity/VCs. This includes 9,000 institutional and specialised investors in Europe, classified by investment strategy.
CF&B Communication has organised midcap events in all major European markets since 2002, and private equity events since 2010.
These enable top company executives and investors to make a maximum number of useful contacts in a minimum amount of time, thanks to pre-booked meeting schedules.
In 2010-2011, CF&B organised over 30 such events in partnership with 42 financial intermediaries acting as advisers to companies — demonstrating their know-how to many institutions not yet in their client base — and over 700 listed companies in Europe, representing a total of over 11,000 meetings with institutional investors. => www.midcapevents.com
In November 2010, CF&B Communication introduced the first “Clean Green Event” for venture capitalists and private equity specialists, focusing on unlisted companies, fund managers and specialised intermediaries. The aim was to facilitate relations between specialised investors and companies from cleantech and green businesses seeking to raise capital. => www.cleangreenevent.com