The Financial Times recently published on 6 April 2018 a survey of European companies that grew significantly from 2013 to 1016. This enormous list of 1,000 European companies from more than 30 different sectors of activity allows us to withdraw the trends of recent years.
The most represented sector in number is not surprisingly that of Technologies (with 155 companies accounted for), although the latter comes second in terms of revenues generated. In the less representative sectors of these hypergrowth companies we have batteries, precious metals and insurance in mind.
Concerning the ranking of countries in this study, it is interesting to see that France is among the top 5 countries hosting these hypergrowth companies as well as its neighbours in “old” Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain). However, as far as the overall growth of the companies presented in the ranking is concerned, it is the opposite ! The countries with the highest growth rates are the developing European countries such as Estonia (with 743% growth), Croatia (501% growth), Norway (453%) and Hungary (452%).
Finally, a small methodological indication as for this classification carried out by Financial Times, the selected countries are those belonging to the European Union.