Lon­don Stock Ex­change Group’s ELITE ex­pands to Malta

Malta Independent - - BUSINESS -

Lon­don Stock Ex­change Group yes­ter­day an­nounced that its suc­cess­ful in­ter­na­tional busi­ness sup­port pro­gramme, ELITE, is wel­com­ing a fur­ther 25 com­pa­nies, with ser­vice in­dus­try provider, Ozo Group be­com­ing the first Mal­tese com­pany on ELITE.

To cel­e­brate, the new ELITE in­ter­na­tional com­pany CEOs opened trad­ing on Lon­don’s mar­kets yes­ter­day morn­ing, along­side Xavier Ro­let, CEO, Lon­don Stock Ex­change Group and Luca Peyrano, CEO, ELITE. From to­day, over 450 com­pa­nies are part of the grow­ing in­ter­na­tional ELITE com­mu­nity, gen­er­at­ing €39 bil­lion in com­bined rev­enues and ac­count­ing for over 170,000 jobs across Europe and be­yond.

ELITE is ac­tively part­ner­ing and col­lab­o­rat­ing with the in­ter­na­tional fi­nan­cial com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing banks and other stock ex­changes in Europe and Africa, re­in­forc­ing LSEG’s Open Ac­cess phi­los­o­phy. Last week, ELITE signed an agree­ment with Bu­dapest Stock Ex­change to launch a tai­lored ELITE pro­gramme in Hun­gary. ELITE also con­tin­ues to work with Uni Credit, the Ital­ian global bank­ing and fi­nan­cial ser­vices com­pany, to at­tract new com­pa­nies, specif­i­cally from CEE coun­tries, to the pro­gramme.

Luca Peyrano, CEO, ELITE said: “To­day’s new ELITE com­pa­nies show­case the fan­tas­tic busi­nesses de­vel­op­ing across Europe. ELITE will give them ac­cess to a com­mu­nity of lead­ing in­vestors, advisers, peers and busi­ness men­tors, help­ing them to achieve their full po­ten­tial. In turn, their in­no­va­tion, job cre­ation and growth can trans­form the economies in which they op­er­ate. ELITE, to­gether with its part­ners, is com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing a com­mu­nity where the busi­ness stars of the fu­ture can come to­gether and thrive.”

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