Oct 17 2012 | 11:00 AM

ISA is the first Portuguese company to list on NYSE Alternext

NYSE Euronext in Lisbon welcomed ISA – Intelligent Sensing Anywhere – the first company to enter its NYSE Alternext market, on 19 June. This Portuguese company, active in telemetry and remote management, listed through a private placement. The operation attracted a great deal of attention in this adverse economic environment. Mr José Basílio Simões, ISA’s CEO, and its strategic shareholders expressed their satisfaction with the operation’s success. ISA’s CEO declared that the listing would help the company’s growth plans and that ISA might go for a full-fledged public offer in the future.

Thirty companies participate in 2012 IPO Retreat

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Oct 17 2012 | 11:00 AM

Successful Euronext in Brussels bond offering

To facilitate issuers’ access to the Belgian debt market, NYSE Euronext and Debt ECO system jointly established a Federal Task Force in 2009 that includes representatives of banks and law firms, and can count on the cooperation of the FSMA. The task force has completed a number of important changes and improvements which are highlighted in the factsheet “The Euronext Brussels Debt Market in a nutshell”. Its approach has been very fruitful and led to a number of bond listings over the past two years. The following issuers actively used the bond market: Befimmo, Delhaize Group, Immobel, Kinepolis, Fluxys, CFE, Arseus, Etexco and recently Roularta. Issued capital ranges from €30 million to €400 million.

Family-owned Belgian building materials company Etex Group listed...

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Oct 17 2012 | 11:00 AM

High-profile listing ceremony for DE Masterblenders 1753

NYSE-listed Sara Lee performed a highly complex spin-off on 12 June involving the distribution to its shareholders of a cash super dividend, shares in a newly formed NYSE-listed company called Hillshire, and shares in Amsterdam-based carve-out DE Masterblenders 1753, a coffee and tea behemoth with Dutch roots that go back more than 250 years.

DE Masterblenders 1753DE Masterblenders 1753 seized the opportunity of its listing on NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam to organize a high-profile ceremony and consumer marketing campaign to publicize its “homecoming”. The event included the installation of a large temporary café on the square in front of the stock exchange, espresso bars throughout the building and costumed tea ladies with tea kettle hats. The guest of honor was no less than...

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Oct 17 2012 | 11:00 AM

The twelfth annual European Large and Midcap Event took place on 24 and 25 September at the Palais Brongniart, former headquarters of the Paris stock exchange. This year’s edition welcomed 132 companies listed on NYSE Euronext’s European markets, and 400 institutional investors.

Organized by CF&B with the support of NYSE Euronext, the European Large and Midcap Event was of clear international scope, with the participation of companies listed in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon. “This annual event has become a must, of particular importance in a difficult economic climate: French and European fund managers want to meet as many company executives as possible in the least amount of time. Furthermore, executives have the opportunity to present their companies’ advantages and development potential to the financial community,” said Marc Lefèvre, Head of European Client Coverage & Business Development, NYSE Euronext.

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