24 & 25 September 2012 at Palais Brongniart in Paris
NYSE Euronext and CF&B Communication launch 12th Midcap Event
Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, Paris, 18 September 2012 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) and CF&B Communication today announced that the 12th annual Midcap Event will take place on September 24 and 25 at Palais Brongniart in Paris. It will bring together 150 companies listed on the European market of NYSE Euronext and 400 institutional investors from around Europe.
The MidCap Event was created in 2000 to promote links and exchanges between listed companies, assisted by the brokers that track them, and fund managers likely to invest in their securities. Now held each year, its high profile makes it a particularly attractive option in today’s tough economic environment: French and other European fund managers are keen to meet a maximum number of company heads in a minimum amount of time, while company leaders welcome the opportunity to present their strengths and growth potential to investors.
Highlights of these two exceptional days include:
o One-on-one meetings between companies, investors and partners;
o Company presentations of business lines and strategies;
o Sector and theme-based pitches and presentations.
“We’re very proud of our 12-year partnership with CF&B Communication and the opportunities it gives us to promote growth in both supply and demand — from listed companies as well as investors looking for investments,” said Marc Lefèvre, Head of European Business Development and Client Coverage at NYSE Euronext. “Communicating effectively is indispensable for listed companies, since this gives investors the information and visibility they need to take investment decisions. At NYSE Euronext, we’ve worked for years to create an attractive, sound and reliable environment in which companies can consolidate their existing financial resources and raise the fresh capital they need.”
Francis Bader, Chairman and CEO of CF&B Communication, welcomed the opportunity to work with NYSE Euronext: “We are delighted to work with NYSE Euronext, as we have over the past twelve years, to give shape to Europe’s top event for listed companies and institutional investors. This is one of 15 events that CF&B Communication organizes each year across Europe, and is a particularly efficient way to bring company heads together with fund managers in today’s very tough economic environment. NYSE Euronext’s support for these initiatives is decisive in facilitating access to capital for businesses in the region.”
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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 MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world’s 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. 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 facilitating contacts between listed companies & institutional investors, as well as non-listed companies and investors focusing on 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, each 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 meetings.
In 2010-2011, CF&B organised over 30 such events in partnership with 42 financial intermediaries acting as advisers to companies, demonstrating its know-how to many institutions not yet in its client base, and worked with 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. This is designed to facilitate relations between specialised investors and companies from cleantech and green businesses seeking to raise capital. => www.cleangreenevent.com.