A platform to facilitate long-term structured engagement between private high growth businesses, industry experts and the corporate advisory and investor communities, helping these businesses prepare and structure for further growth and for external investment
ELITE was established to link scaleups with industry experts, corporate advisory and investor communities. The programme provides a range of structured modules to help scaleups prepare and structure for further growth in new and international markets as well as external investment.
The first programme was set up in Italy in 2012, the UK programme in April 2014 and an international programme established a year later. Over the past four years the programme has helped over 600 companies from 26 countries to expand, connect to the right network and explore different capital options.
Focusing on the two cohorts of UK companies that joined in 2016 and completed the 24-month programme the growth data shows:
- Average turnover growth increase of 24% – profitability increase of 33%
- Euros 4.6bn raised by companies
- 10 companies listed on a public market
To strengthen the current ELITE offering and facilitate easier access to capital, ELITE Club Deal was launched to link companies to professional investors with a host of funding options, including shares, bonds and convertibles.
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