In late November, representatives from three Nasdaq Nordic listed companies and a team from Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Helsinki traveled to Brussels to celebrate the annual European Small and Mid Cap Awards 2017 . The award is a joint initiative by the European Commission, leading European securities exchanges and European Issuers – and aims to promote best practices and encourage more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access capital markets via IPOs.
Nasdaq listed Cellink (3D bioprinting company), Garo (developer of products for the electrical installations industry) and Kotipizza Group (operator of the Kotipizza pizza chain) represented three of twelve shortlisted companies in this year’s edition of the award – where Kotipizza finally received the award for Star of 2017.
Tommi Tervanen, CEO of Kotipizza
Founded in 1987, Kotipizza Group operates the largest pizza chain in the Nordics with 260 restaurants spread across Finland. The company has seen rapid growth since its listing on the Nasdaq Helsinki Main Market in July 2015, while being committed to sustainable business practices.
“Kotipizza embodies the innovation that we at Nasdaq encourage and embrace, and I am proud to have it listed on Nasdaq Helsinki,” said Lauri Rosendahl, President of Nasdaq Nordic, while a very happy Tommi Tervanen, CEO of Kotipizza, said “his company is committed to make the world a better place – one pizza at a time.”
Read more about the award in the press release.
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