FIRST TRADING DAY FOR EQUITA GROUP ON THE MTA ITALIAN STOCK EXCHANGE (MERCATO TELEMATICO AZIONARIO)
ENTERING THE "STAR SEGMENT" REAFFIRMS EQUITA'S COMMITMENT TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS
Milan, 23rd October 2018
Equita Group S.p.A. ("Equita Group" or the "Company"), the Italian independent investment bank, today made its debut on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange. Less than a year after being admitted to AIM Italia, Mercato Alternativo del Capitale, Equita - the independent investment bank with 45 years of experience and referent partner for Italian companies and institutional investors - starts a new chapter of its story.
The Equita stock will have the same ISIN code (IT0005312027) as attributed at the time of admission to trading on AIM Italia.
Francesco Perilli, Chairman of the Company, commented: "Less than a year from the admission to AIM Italia we have achieved our objective to be listed in the STAR segment of the Italian Equities Market. For us, the transition to the regulated market is an important step, and a milestone on the journey to strengthen Equita's position in Italy and to grow internationally."
Andrea Vismara, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, declared: "Being a STAR listed company is a perfect fit with the founding principles of Equita, characterised by a high level of transparency, ethical and corporate governance standards as well as attention to clients. Undertaking the status of STAR listed company will help us achieving better visibility among international operators and investors, and will strengthen our position as referent partner abroad for Italy, in addition to improving the liquidity of the Equita share".
During the listing process Equita Group was assisted by Mediobanca - Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A. as Sponsor and Specialist, Linklaters as legal advisor, Dentons Europe Studio Legale Tributario as legal advisor on corporate governance, KPMG S.p.A. as auditor, and Reply S.p.A. as industrial advisor.
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Equita is an independent investment bank, reference partner for Italian companies and institutional investors, with 45 years of experience. The business model is clear and focused: Sales & Trading on equities, bonds and derivatives for domestic and international institutional customers is combined with a high profile Investment Banking platform dedicated to advisory to companies and financial institutions. Proprietary Trading, with market making activities and advice on valuation of financial instruments, and Alternative Asset Management, providing traditional portfolio management on concentrated positions along with innovative private debt and private equity portfolio management, such as the special acquisition vehicle (SPAC), complete the range of specialized and synergic services offered. Moreover, all business lines are continuously supported by a Research team recognized for its excellence.
Independent advice and deep knowledge of capital markets grant Equita credibility among domestic and international institutional investors, ensuring a unique positioning in the Italian market, with a focus on mid & small caps.
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