NYSE Euronext and CF&B Communication team up for 11th Midcap Event
22 & 23 September 2011, 8.15 am to 6.00 pm at Palais Brongniart in Paris
Paris - NYSE Euronext (NYX) and CF&B Communication today announced the 11th annual Midcap Event, to take place on September 22 and 23 at Palais Brongniart in Paris. The session is once again expected to bring together 140 companies listed on NYSE Euronext’s European market and over 400 investors from across the euro zone.
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 them.
CF&B’s concept is simple: its team organizes pre-booked meetings between participating companies and fund managers, ranging from one-on-one formats to presentations by listed companies of their business and strategy to a group of investors. Areas are also set aside for sector or theme-based pitches and for success stories presented by partners.
“The stock market is an outstanding tool for financing growth, especially for the mid-size companies that play such a prominent role in driving business development in the euro zone. When companies list, they raise capital, strengthen their structure and enhance their profile. Placing midcaps at the heart of our strategy is our contribution to getting the economy going again and creating jobs,” said Marc Lefèvre, Head of European Domestic Listings Coverage at NYSE Euronext.
“We have been working with CF&B for over ten years to help issuers promote their business to the investors essential to market growth, and we’re delighted to continue,” he added. “Effective communications are indispensable for listed companies, to give investors the information and visibility they need to take investment decisions.”
Francis Bader, CEO of CF&B, welcomed the opportunity to work with NYSE Euronext: “The Midcap Event lets company management meet a maximum number of investors in minimum time. For many fund managers who attend, it’s an opportunity to set up meetings with companies they would not otherwise see because they don’t have time. So it’s a chance for them to learn about new investment opportunities, and for company management to link up with new shareholders.”
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 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, and is the only exchange operator in the Fortune 500. For more information, please visit: http://www.nyx.com
About CF&B Communication
CF&B Communication is an independent financial communications agency founded in 1984. It connects listed companies with institutional investors and non-listed companies with investors specializing in private equity and venture capital.
CF&B has created a proprietary database of European fund managers investing in small & midcaps and private equity that currently includes 9,000 institutional or specialized investors with targeted investment strategies.
Since 2000, CF&B Communication has also organized “Midcap Events” in all major markets in Europe, adding private equity events in 2010.
These use pre-booked meetings to let companies’ top executives and investors meet a maximum number of counterparts of interest to them, in minimum time.
In 2009-2010, CF&B organized 30 such events in partnership with 42 financial intermediaries acting as advisers to participating companies, demonstrating its know-how to institutions that were not yet clients. Over 700 listed companies took part in more than 11,000 meetings with institutional investors over this period www.midcapevents.com.
In November 2010, CF&B Communication launched the first “Clean Green Event”®, a venture capital and private equity event for non-listed companies, fund managers investing in private equity and specialized intermediaries, to foster relations between specialized investors and cleantech/green businesses interested in raising funds. www.cleangreenevent.com
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