FESE, EuropeanIssuers and DG Grow (European Commission) hosted their 4th European Small and Mid-Cap Awards on 17th November. The Awards, which aim to promote best practices and encourage more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access capital markets via IPOs, were held at the Albert Hall, Brussels.

This year, a total of 24 companies from 12 European countries were nominated for the four different Award categories: International Star, Rising Star, Star of Innovation and Star of 2016.

Our independent jury supported by the European Commission —consisting of representatives from academia, asset management, brokerage and the media—had the very difficult task of reviewing the applications and agreeing on the winners for each category. 

FESE would like to congratulate all the companies that were shortlisted in particular the winners that were announced last night:

International Star
Gränges is a leading global supplier of rolled products for brazed aluminium heat exchangers. The company develops, produces and markets advanced materials that enhance efficiency in the customer manufacturing process and the performance of the final products; brazed heat exchangers. Gränges is a Swedish company listed on Nasdaq.

Second place: Focus Home Interactive (France) listed on Euronext.
Third place: Robit (Finland) listed on Nasdaq.

Rising Star
is a biotechnology company that maximises the pharmaceutical industry’s chances of success in discovering new therapeutic molecules to fight cancer and other serious illnesses with no known effective treatment. Oncodesign is a French company listed on Euronext.

Second place: VIGO System (Poland) listed GPW (Warsaw Stock Exchange).
Third place: GRENERGY RENOVABLES (Spain) listed on MAB - BME.

Star of Innovation
Immunovia AB’s strategy is to decipher the wealth of information in blood and translate it into clinically useful tools to diagnose complex diseases such as cancer, earlier and more accurately than previously possible.Immunovia is a Swedish company listed on Nasdaq.

Second place: Detection Technology (Finland) listed on Nasdaq.
Third place: Bone Therapeutics (Belgium) listed on Euronext.

Star of 2016 
is the number one motorway service area operator in the Republic of Ireland where it has a motor fuel market share of approximately 12%. Applegreen is an Irish company listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. 

Second place: Kainos Group (UK) listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Third place: INCLAM (Spain) listed on MAB - BME.

Thank you to all the participants that contributed towards making this prestigious event such a successful and enjoyable evening.

We look forward to seeing you again next year.

To see the full press release and further information please visit: http://europeansmallandmidcapawards.eu/