EnterNext congratulates the listed companies awarded at Deloitte Technology Fast 50
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50, in partnership with EnterNext, is a programme that recognises and profiles fast growing technology companies in Central Europe. The programme, now in its 17th year, ranks the 50 fastest growing public or private technology companies. Over the last 16 years, Deloitte Technology Fast 50 has become an staple event for the tech sector, celebrating the industry’s flagship performers. It has become an acclaimed point of reference for investors, public authorities and the financial press alike. Today, the Fast 50 encompasses each region of France: South-West, West, East, Ile-de-France, Grand Rhône-Alpes and Mediterranean.
With 502 candidates, the 2016 edition welcomed a record number of participants. The average revenue growth, calculated over the last 4 years, of the top 50 prize-winners rose to 1280%, which marked a dramatic increase from the 847% of last year’s Top 50.
38 listed companies featured at the 2016 Awards, representing a market capitalization of 5.1 billion euros (on 13 October 2016) and an average revenue growth of 37% over the last 4 years.
Euronext was delighted to see several of its listed companies awarded at the Fast 50 awards ceremonies, on both a national and regional level.
Horizontal Software was perhaps the most eye-catching success of a company associated with Euronext, receiving the Number 1 ranking 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 also won the national ‘Software and IT’ Sector Prize and the First Prize for the North region.
The company, currently predicted a 31% increase in turnover for 2017, plans to complete its IPO onto the Alternext market in December 2016. Created in 2010, Horizontal Software is a software publisher dedicated to human resources management.
Valneva achieved notable success at the launch of the this year’s Fast 50 Awards – the Grand Rhône-Alpes region ceremony in Lyon on 2 November 2016. Valneva won the First Prize and, also, the Listed Company Prize for the region. Furthermore, with its impressive revenue growth of 2184% over the last 4 years, Valneva took the highly competitive national Listed Company Prize, awarded to the fastest growing listed company between 2012 and 2015. The company was awarded 4th place in the Technology Fast 50 rankings.
Valneva is a European biotech company focused on vaccine development and antibody discovery and has been listed on Euronext Paris since June 2007.
Delair-Tech was awarded the national ‘Aerospace & Defence’ Prize. Having grown an enviable 2095% in the last 4 years, the company was also classed 5th in the Fast 50 rankings. At the South-West region’s ceremony in Bordeaux on 15 November 2016, Delair-Tech was placed in second. This start-up from Toulouse specialises in the production of professional drones.
Although not yet a listed company, Delair-Tech is an alumni of EnterNext’s TechShare 2015 programme, a unique pan-European initiative which helps familiarise small innovative businesses with the capital markets and give them the information they need to reach the next stage of their growth.
OSE Immunotherapeutics had its recent achievements publicly recognised on 14 November 2016, bringing home both the regional First Prize and the Listed Company Prize at the West region ceremony. With an impressive increase in turnover of 1903% over the last 4 years, the company was classed 8th in the national Technology Fast 50 rankings and 3rd in its sector (‘Biotech and Life Sciences’). OSE Immunotherapeutics was first introduced onto the Euronext Paris market (Compartment C) in March 2015. It specializes in the development of innovative treatments to activate or regulate the immune system and restore system disorders in the fields of immuno-oncology, autoimmune diseases and transplantation.
Novacyt, listed on Alternext Paris since October 2012, received recognition for its growing success at the Île-de-France prize giving ceremony on 7 November 2016. EnterNext presented them with the region’s Listed Company Prize. Having achieved a revenue growth rate of 743% since 2012, this leading biotech SME was ranked in 5th place for the ‘Biotech and Life Sciences’ Sector. The Novacyt Group is a leader in the field of cellular diagnostics with a growing portfolio of cancer and infectious disease products and services.
Biosynex had its ability to combine innovation and growth publicly awarded at the East region’s prize-giving on 17 November 2016. With a strong turnover growth of 544% over the last 4 years, Biosynex was ranked 41st in the national rankings and received its region’s Listed Company Prize. Created in March 2005 and merged with the company Prodiag in June 2015, Biosynex specializes in the research, development and manufacturing of fast diagnosis tests on membrane support for health professionals (biologists, clinicians, nurses and midwives). The group was introduced onto the Alternext market in March 2011.
At the North awards ceremony on 16 November 2016, the Fast 50 awarded the EnterNext Prize to Acteos. This prize recognises a company whose financial performance is judged to be very promising. 431 candidates were pitted against each other in this category and Acteos deservedly came out victorious. Acteos specializes in publishing logistic channel optimization software programs and has been listed on Alternext since 2000.
Drone Volt was awarded the ‘Aerospace and Defence’ prize for the Île-de-France region on 7 November 2016. The company, boasting a 400% growth in the last four years, was introduced to Euronext’s Alternext in December 2015, having previously been listed on the Marché Libre since April 2015. Drone Volt specializes in the design, assembly and marketing of remote controlled terrestrial and aerial drones for the sectors of media (particularly TV channels broadcasting), security and surveillance, transportation, agriculture and topography.
At the West region’s ceremony on 14 November 2016, Kerlink was honoured with the ‘Coup de Coeur’ Prize. Kerlink’s impressive half-year revenue growth of up by 90% to 5.4 million euros was enough to convince the adjudicators of this prestigious Technology Fast 50 prize. Kerlink specializes in the provision of network infrastructure solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) and has been listed on Alternext since May 2015.
On 15 November 2016, Vexim took home the Listed Company Prize for the South-West region, having achieved an excellent revenue growth of 404% from 2012 to 2015, that being more than €11 132K over that period. Vexim, first introduced onto Alternext in May 2012, specializes in developing invasive medical instruments used in preventing and treating vertebral fractures.
Elsewhere, three listed companies were awarded the Michael Page Prize, given to those who have recruited the most employees between 2012 and 2015: Figeac Aero (South-West), AKKA Technologies (Grand Rhône-Alpes) and Cat Amania (West).