Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA Awards 2016
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA program, sponsored by Euronext, is an objective industry ranking that recognizes the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) during the past four years. The EMEA winner’s event was held on Thursday, 8 December 2016, in the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The program is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank high-growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area.
Now in its sixteenth year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA program in 2016 included 28 countries and growth rates from 212% to 28,126%. This year’s winners were selected based on percentage fiscal-year revenue growth from 2012 to 2015.
This year’s number one company was Fingerprint Cards AB – a publically traded, globally active high-tech company which develops and produces biometric fingerprint technology. Closely following in second place was Bilgkent, who undertakes system integration projects concerning information and communication technologies. Finally, Codewise, a marketing technology company from Poland, came in third place.
Horizontal Software followed on from its eye-catching success at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in France. It received the Number 1 ranking of the French edition of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 – the most coveted award in the SME Tech industry – at the national awards ceremony on 23 November 2016. Having grown a staggering 8339% over the last 4 years, Horizontal Software was ranked 5th in this year’s Fast 500.
The company, currently predicted a 31% increase in turnover for 2017, completed its IPO onto the Alternext market on December 2016. Created in 2010, Horizontal Software is a software publisher dedicated to human resources management.
Fast 500 Facts
The 2016 EMEA winners represent 28 countries across Europe.
- France had the greatest number of winners, with 94 ranked companies; the UK came in second with 70, and the Netherlands in third with 54.
The top 10 ranked companies represent 8 different countries: Sweden, Turkey, Poland, Norway, France, the UK, Israel and Austria.
The average growth rate for the 2016 EMEA list is 967%. Growth for individual companies on the list ranged from 212% to 28126%.
Software companies dominated this year’s rankings (271 companies), with an average growth rate of 362%.
The companies with the highest cumulative growth percentages were in hardware (962%), media (644%) and clean technology (471%).