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23/03/2018 IPO B&S Group expand

B&S Group lists on Euronext Amsterdam

Euronext welcomes B&S Group (symbol: BSGR), a fast-growing, global distribution partner for consumer goods, which has started trading on Euronext Amsterdam today. CEO Bert Meulman and the mangement team of B&S Group celebrate the company’s listing by sounding the gong.

B&S Group is active in 100+ countries and offers over 40,000 consumer goods to its customers in Health & Beauty, Liquor, Food & Beverage and Electronics. The company is specialised in resolving supply chain complexities in the consumer goods sector, for both suppliers as customers in various specialty markets. B&S Group is market leader in a large number of channels and so-called remote markets – distant, isolated or with a unfavourable geographical location.

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22/03/2018 IPO Alfen expand

Dutch-based Alfen is operating internationally in the heart of the energy transition, as a specialist in energy solutions for the future. With its 80-years’ history, Alfen has a unique combination of activities. Alfen designs, develops and produces smart grids, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle charging equipment and combines these in integrated solutions to address the electricity challenges of its clients.

Alfen has demonstrated significant profitable growth over the past few years. Alfen has market leading positions in the Netherlands and experiences fast international growth benefiting from its first mover advantage. Alfen has proven concepts and mature products in each of its business lines, and is well positioned to participate in the expected high market growth. Alfen expects that the energy transition will accelerate, while the company is pursuing an internationalisation strategy and is benefiting from cross-selling opportunities between its three business lines.

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21/03/2018 First listing anniversary Avantium expand

Gong for first listing anniversary Avantium

Avantium CEO Tom van Aken sounds the Euronext gong together with the company’s Zambezi team. Today, chemical technology company Avantium celebrates its first anniversary as a listed company. The Zambezi process is a ground-breaking technology that produces high-quality sugars from non-food biomass for use in chemical products, materials and fuels.

Avantium plans to open a pilot biorefinery for the Zambezi technology this year – another milestone for this forerunner in renewable chemistry. To develop this biorefinery, Avantium formed a consortium with AkzoNobel, Chemport Europe, RWE and Staatsbosbeheer last year.

Avantium’s revolutionary renewable chemistry solutions span from invention to commercially viable production processes. Together with partners around the world, Avantium develops efficient processes and sustainable products made from biobased materials. The company is based in Amsterdam and its shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels (ticker symbol: AVTX).

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20/03/2018 ACTIAM wins Cash Audience Award expand

ACTIAM Celebrates Cash Audience Award with sounding of the gong

CEO of ACTIAM Hans van Houwelingen sounds the gong to open the trading day on Euronext.

ACTIAM won the Cash Audience Award at the seventh edition of the vwd Cash Fund Awards. Every year, Cash distributes the Cash Audience Award to the best provider of investment products. From the investors survey that is held annually by the magazine, ACTIAM has been selected as the favourite provider out of five nominees. This award confirms the positive course taken and encourages ACTIAM to develop even more responsible investment solutions for the general public in the future.

ACTIAM is an asset manager for more than one million Dutch people, with assets under management worth 54.1 billion euros (December 2017). ACTIAM offers a complete range of investment funds and investment solutions, from index investing to impact investing. ACTIAM places strict requirements on its investments and uses a strict and careful selection, without making concessions to the financial return.

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19/03/2018 Morningstar Awards expand

Winners Morningstar Awards sound gong

For many years now, independent fund researcher Morningstar has presented awards to investment funds that have been able to offer the best risk-adjusted returns to investors over the past years.

This year, the Morningstar Awards were presented  in five leading investment categories for Dutch investors. In addition, awards are presented to asset managers that offer a wide range of investment funds to their investors across the board.

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16/03/2018 DOEN Energie(s)topper expand

Winner DOEN Energie(s)topper opens the exchange

With a green outlook for the future, the winner of the DOEN Energie[s]topper opens trading in Amsterdam. The winner will receive a check for 100,000 euros from the DOEN Foundation to help bring their product or service to the market.

The DOEN Foundation is committed to innovations that help reduce CO2 emissions and that contribute to the development of a circular economy. That is why DOEN Energie[s]topper does not just give a cash prize but also a coaching program worth € 7000. This valuable program helps them attract funding for the development of their product or service.

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15/03/2018 Stern Groep expand

Stern Groep celebrates 25 years of existence 

With the acquisition of an Opel dealership in Amsterdam on 15 March 1993, the basis for Stern Groep N.V. was laid. Since then, Stern has grown into one of the largest automotive groups in the Netherlands.

With a sounding of the gong Stern Groep celebrates 25 years of existence, thereby not only opening the market for trading but also symbolically thanking their shareholders, retail and business customers, employees and many other stakeholders for their contribution to the success of the organisation.

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14/03/2018 Global Money Week expand

Child & Youth Finance International opens trading for Global Money Week

Global Money Week is an annual money awareness campaign built to inspire children and youth across the world to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship. GMW2017 reached over 7.8 million children and youth through more than 72,000 activities coordinated by 23,700 organizations in 137 countries. The Week is supported and endorsed by OECD, the African Union Commission, UNICEF, Mastercard, the European Union and many others.

The 7th edition of Global Money Week will take place from 12 to 18 March 2018, and will be articulated around the theme “Money Matters Matter!”. Numerous activities take place during GMW, amongst them the traditional visit to Stock Exchange for the “Ring around the World” event. 57 Stock Exchanges took part during GMW2017.

“Ring around the World” allows children and youth the opportunity to ring the opening bell or close the trading activities for the day. It allows them to gain knowledge of the financial world, learn about stock exchange workings, discover the history of money, and to enjoy a unique experience.

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13/03/2018 Nyenrode Private Investor Program expand

Nyenrode sounds gong for Private Investor Program

Jan Willem Brummelman (MSc.), investor, entrepreneur and graduate of the Nyenrode Private Investor Program, opens the stock exchange.

Participants of the Private Investor Program actively learn to analyze and manage their own investment portfolios according to the latest insights in the field of investing. On behalf of Nyenrode, they are trained by top experts of Oxyor in every step of the way, ensuring that they make the right investment decisions. Graduates of the program are able to independently take control of their own portfolio and are, at least, at the same level as a professional investor with several years of experience.

Nyenrode Business University’s mission is: ‘Serving society by shaping responsible leaders’. Nyenrode is a small-scale private university, founded in 1946 for and by business, with an international orientation. Nyenrode offers students and participants a combination of sound theoretical framework, practical relevance and personal development. Thanks to this combination, they develop sustainable added value for themselves, for their company and for society.

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12/03/2018 212 year anniversary KAS BANK expand

KAS BANK commemorates 212 years

KAS BANK, listed at Euronext Amsterdam since 1986 (symbol : KA), opens trading to celebrate its 212 year anniversary.

Association Cassa was established on the 10th of March 1806. Today KAS BANK is a leading bank for institutional investors and financial institutions in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. These investors and institutions can entrust their assets safely with KAS BANK- an organization that maintains, administrates and reports on its assets carefully.

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09/03/2018 For Women in Science Scholarship expand

Winners of the For Women in Science Scholarship sound the gong

Winners of the annual L’Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science Scholarship Program Sonja Swanson and Hanneke Wigman open the trading day in Amsterdam.

The winners received the scholarship for the sixth edition of For Women in Science, an initiative led by Euronext Amsterdam listed L’Oréal, Unesco, LNVH and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.

Each year, the Dutch L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship Program awards two grants to outstanding  female scientists. The participation of women in scientific research is essential for economic, social and cultural development.

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08/03/2018 Women in ETFS (WE) expand

Women in ETFS (WE) celebrates International Women’s Day with a sounding of the gong

Cyrille Verbeeten, Women in ETFs City Liaison Amsterdam, opens trading at Euronext Amsterdam.

Founded in January 2014, WE is a non-profit organization that brings together over 3,200 members, including women and men, in chapters in major financial centres across the United States, Canada, EMEA and Asia Pacific to further the careers of women by leveraging their collective skill and ambition. 

This year, Women in ETFs is proud to partner with UN Global Compact, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, UN Women, IFC, and The World Federation of Exchanges to host events across the globe during the week to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality for sustainable development and business. Bell ringing ceremonies will take place at over 30 exchanges globally and WE will lead events in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa.

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07/03/2018 Screen Group expand

Euronext partner Screen Group celebrates integration with TRG

Screen Group opens the trading day at the Amsterdam stock exchange to celebrate its strategic partnership with Euronext Amsterdam as well as its recent acquisition by TRG.

Since 1990 Screen Group offers a range of specialised services and solutions for the professional financial information services industry. Euronext Amsterdam uses Screen’s market data management system, INFOmatch, to pro-actively manage its market data administration, including processes around market data usage, compliance, billing & reporting. The strategic partnership with Euronext Amsterdam concentrates on optimising business processes through product development and setting standards for exchanges to professionally manage their market data (products).

Additionally,  in mid-January it was announced that Screen has been acquired by TRG. The acquisition of Screen will further solidify TRG’s position as a global market leader in enterprise spend management. The new company will have a greater suite of complementary, innovative software solutions for the world’s leading financial, legal and professional  services firms. This includes the full spectrum of subscription spend management capabilities across expense management (FITS, INFOmatch), usage tracking (ResearchMonitor), enquiry management (Quest), specialist consulting services (Screen Consultants) and events (Screen Markets).

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06/03/2018 AMG - Allround Best Performer 2017 expand

AMG sounds gong to celebrate winning “All Round Best Performer of 2017” 

Heinz Schimmelbusch, CEO of AMG N.V., celebrates winning ‘All Round Best Performer of 2017’ with a sounding of the gong.

AMG, a global critical materials company at the forefront of CO2 reduction trends, received the “All Round Best Performer of 2017” from Euronext Amsterdam at the annual new year’s reception. The Euronext award is based exclusively on measureable data, where performance is determined by the change in market capitalization over the calendar year.

In 2017, AMG's market capitalization increased by 201%, driven by the continuing development of the company's lithium project, communication of the company's new strategic framework and the company's strong financial performance.

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05/03/2018 Association Treasurers 100,000+ municipalities expand

Association Treasurers 100,000+ municipalities celebrates establishment with a sounding of the gong

Erik Peek of Association Treasurers 100,000+ municipalities  opens trading to celebrate the recent establishment of the association.

Last year, the official establishment of the Association Treasurers 100,000+ municipalities took place. The association aims to further professionalize the treasury function within large municipalities and also to strengthen the joint contribution of the treasurers of these municipalities.

The association informs and promotes the interests of its members. In addition, it provides a platform for knowledge exchange and building a network in the field of municipal treasury. The association organizes meetings and theme days with speakers from both within their own circles as well as outside of it.

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02/03/2018 Devoteam expand

Devoteam celebrates acquisition of TMNS with gong

Bert Schaap, Senior Vice President at Devoteam sounds the gong to celebrate completing the integration of TMNS into Devoteam.

Mr. Schaap is accompanied by various consultants; top experts that help customers overcome their digital challenges, executing their digital transformation, and optimally utilize digital assets.

Devoteam is moving into a new era through its acquisition of TMNS. Devoteam is listed on Euronext Paris (symbol: DVT) and operates in 17 European countries and the Middle East. Devoteam executes digital transformation projects in sectors such as finance, telecommunications, utilities as well as the public sector. 

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01/03/2018 35 years AEX-Index® expand

Sounding of the gong for 35 years AEX

Together with Euronext Amsterdam, Insinger Gillisen sounds the gong in light of the 35-year anniversary of the AEX-Index. The AEX was founded on March 4th 1983 and was the first national Blue Chip index in Europe.

The AEX-Index contains 25 companies from the top segment of the Dutch stock exchange, including many multinationals such as Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever, ING Groep, Royal Philips Electronics, and ArcelorMittal. The AEX is the benchmark for the stock market climate in the Netherlands and offers international visibility for the companies that are part of it.

In 1983, the then options-exchange director Tjerk Westerterp put together the very first index on the back of a cigarette box, in the train between Liège and Luxembourg. He came to 13 funds: ABN Bank, Ahold, Akzo, Amro Bank, Gist-Brocades, Heineken, Hoogovens, KLM, Royal Dutch, Nationale Nederlanden, Philips, Unilever and Nedlloyd. The index was then called EOE index (European Options Exchange). Later this list grew to 20 companies until eventually it became 25.

InsingerGilissen, a long standing partner of Euronext, is a private bank that focuses on individuals and families, foundations, associations and institutional parties. InsingerGilissen offers private clients, in addition to independent asset management and investment advice, a wide range of private banking and wealth management products and services. The bank also provides specific services to independent asset managers.

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28/02/2018 Robeco Global Stars Fund expand

Robeco Global Stars Fund celebrates 80 years on the stock exchange

Robeco opens the Stock Exchange to celebrate the 80th listing-anniversary of Robeco Global Stars Equity Fund N.V.

Today Robeco opened the trading day on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the listing of the Robeco Global Stars Equity Fund N.V. (formerly known as Robeco N.V.), on 3 March 1938. This event made investing in a globally diversified portfolio accessible for anyone in the Netherlands with sufficient means to buy a share for a hundred Dutch guilders (equivalent to circa EUR 45 in 1938 and circa EUR 940 today).

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27/02/2018 Clean-up for KiKa! expand

KiKa sounds the gong for a new national campaign

Foundation Children Cancer free (KiKa) sounds the gong to create publicity for their national campaign ‘Clean-up for KiKa!’

Every year 550 children in the Netherlands get cancer, 75% of these children are currently in recovery. This figure must be improved. The goal of KiKa is to increase this percentage to 95%. KiKa raises money for better research and other improvements in the field of children’s cancer, focusing on decreasing pain during treatment, increasing recovery and a higher quality of life for patients.

Do you have a storage or a garage? See what you can spare. Things that you have not been using for years. Because if we all start cleaning-out our closets, that old cabinet or those toys that nobody glances at, might be worth a high-tech research centre! Place an advertisement of the things that you can spare on The money from the sale will go straight to KiKa’s bank account. Off course you can also buy things yourself because all proceeds will go to KiKa!

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26/02/2018 Colon Cancer Awareness Month expand

Maag Lever Darm Stichting sounds the gong for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

The Maag Lever Darm Stichting, a foundation, opens trading by sounding the gong in the first week of Colon Cancer Awareness month March. Every year nearly 15.000 people in the Netherlands are diagnosed with colon cancer.

The Foundation finances scientific research, initiates care projects and informs the general public and stakeholders. The funded research contributes to better diagnostics and treatment of colon cancer and a range of other digestive diseases.

Colon cancer can be treated effectively if diagnosed at an early stage. Because of this, all men and women aged between 55-75 are invited for a national population screening. Beside the screening, it is important to stay alert for signals that might point to colon cancer. Maag Lever Darm Stichting is creating extra awareness for the Seven Signals-test that explains these signals in more detail.

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23/02/2018 30th anniversary vwd group expand

vwd group opens trading to celebrate its 30th anniversary

vwd group Netherlands, one of Europe's leading suppliers of information and technology solutions for the investment industry, celebrate this year its 30th anniversary.

Wherever systematic support for financial decisions is required, vwd provides the right solutions, products and data.
Their scalable and highly configurable technology, data platforms, systems and interfaces set the standard for the investment industry. With vwd group solutions, product- and customer processes can be optimized to increase business potential while complying with regulatory requirements.

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22/02/2018 IPO Dutch Star Companies ONE expand

Euronext Amsterdam welcomes Dutch Star Companies ONE

Euronext Amsterdam welcomes Dutch Star Companies ONE. Dutch Star Companies ONE N.V. (ticker symbol: DSC1) starts trading as the first special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) currently listed on Euronext Amsterdam. Stephan Nanninga Executive Director and promotor of Dutch Star Companies ONE sounds the gong accompanied by a.o. Niek Hoek, Executive Director and promotor and Gerbrand ter Brugge, Non-Executive Director and promotor of Dutch Star Companies ONE.

The purpose of Dutch Star Companies ONE is to acquire a significant minority stake in a business with principal operations in Europe, preferably in the Netherlands. Dutch Star Companies ONE shall seek a business combination with the following characteristics:  A family business, carve-out or private equity exit with an EBITDA between 25 to 75 million euro, strong competitive position within its industry and an experienced management team that financially performed well in recent years and active in the industrial, agriculture or maritime sector, or involved in wholesale, logistics or “smart” production.

Dutch Star Companies ONE is powered by Oaklins based on its successful launch of three Italian SPAC’s. 99% of the equity raised in the IPO will be deposited in an escrow account until 70% of the shareholders meeting of Dutch Star Companies ONE has approved the investment in a business combination.

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21/02/2018 Fonds Gehandicaptensport expand

Fonds Gehandicaptensport and the Dutch Golf Federation sound gong for collaboration 

Fonds Gehandicaptensport and the Dutch Golf Federation (NGF) sound the gong to mark the introduction of the ‘Sportsfund GOLF’- a fund to make golf more accessible to people with a disability.

Sportfund GOLF will give (financial) support to golf clubs for athletes with a physical, intellectual or invisible handicap. Because of the EGA handicap system, golf always have the possibility, to enjoy the sport with or without any of the above mentioned handicap.

Fonds Gehandicaptensport is initiator of the platform 1% FairShare ®. 1% FairShare ® means that sportsponsors are being asked to invest at least 1% above their total budget of sportsponsoring into the sport for people with a disbaility. Among others, ING bank is one of the 1% FairShare ® partners of Fonds Gehandicaptensport. ING Private Banking is main sponsor of the Golf sport in The Netherlands.

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20/02/2018 Company Webcast webinar studio expand

Company Webcast sounds gong for webinar studio

Company Webcast, part of Euronext, opens trading by celebrating the opening of their newest webinar studio, based in COMM – Museum for Communication.

Company Webcast is specialised in professional webcast and webinar services. They are based in the Netherlands and provide high-end webcast and webinar solutions to more than 260 corporates and local governments. With the state-of-the-art next generation webcast platform, Company Webcast helps IR managers to maximize the impact of their event. For over 12 years Company Webcast has been a trustworthy partner and the market leader for Investor Relations webcast in the Netherlands.

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19/02/2018 Giving Back Foundation expand

Better Options opens trading with Giving Back Foundation

Better Options Amsterdam BV, trading firm residing at Beursplein 5, opens trading with the Giving  Back Foundation. Amsterdam students of this Foundation are invited for a day at the trading floor.

The Foundation stands for diversity and offers young people from different backgrounds the opportunity to develop their talent. They are focused on a broad group of talented pupils, students and young professionals and offer a challenging learning program to develop on a personal and professional level. The program consists of workshop and events, as well as a mentoring program.

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