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Deloitte announces 2013 Technology Fast 500 EMEA rankings

Average company growth rate nearly 1,500 percent, with software sector leading rankings

29 November 2013

French digital cinema specialists YMagis secured the top spot in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry group’s 2013 Technology Fast 500TM EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) rankings, with an impressive growth rate of 59,096 percent. Ymagis is driving the digital cinema revolution in Europe, helping its partners to make the transition from traditional 35mm film to a more efficient digital solution. For the fourth consecutive year French companies dominated the program rankings, producing 86 winning companies, followed by the United Kingdom with 71 companies, and the Netherlands with 52 companies qualifying for the list.

“Ranking in the Fast 500 demonstrates that we have made great strides as a company in a short period of time, and during difficult economic conditions,” says CEO Jean Mizrahi. “Our success is the result of getting the balance right between caution and audacity, while building an environment where our people feel empowered to propose new ideas. We are
 excited by the opportunities that lie ahead.”

David Halstead, Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA lead, Deloitte UK, commented, “Being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA is an impressive accomplishment. We commend Ymagis for making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA with a phenomenal 59,096 percent growth rate over five years.”

Now in its 13th year, the annual Deloitte Technology Fast 500 TM  program ranks the fastest growing public and private technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies from 24 countries in the EMEA region, based on percentage revenue growth over a five-year period. This year’s Fast 500 list had an overall average revenue growth rate of 1,403 percent, a slight decrease from the 1,549 percent growth rate for 2012. This year the program received more than 1,000 submissions.

Top 10 ranked companies
France had a strong presence with two companies in this year’s top ten ranking. Israel also had significant presence with three companies placing in the top ten.

Geographic trends
Overall, France remains the most represented country for a fourth consecutive year, followed by the United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Sector trends
The software sector represented 43 percent of the overall rankings on this year’s Fast 500, followed by the Internet sector with 22 percent. Rounding out the sector list was Telecommunications/Networking (15 percent), Semiconductors/Components/Electronics (7 percent), Biotech/Pharmaceutical/Medical Equipment (5 percent), Greentech (3 percent), Media/Entertainment (3 percent), and Computers/Peripherals (2 percent).

The full list of ranked companies as well as additional details on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 program can be accessed at

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About the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA
Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and green technology companies – both public and private - in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2009 to 2013.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least €50,000 EUROS, and current-year operating revenues of at least €800,000 EUROS. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within Europe, Middle East & Africa.

About TMT
The Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry (TMT) group consists of the practices organized in the various member firms of DTTL and includes more than 15,000 member firm partners, directors and senior managers, supported by thousands of other professionals dedicated to helping their clients evaluate complex issues, develop fresh approaches to problems and implement practical solutions. There are dedicated TMT member firm practices in 48 locations along with global virtual centres of excellence for each industry sector. DTTL member firms serve 93 percent of the TMT companies in the 2012 Fortune Global 500.

About Deloitte
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Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte has in the region of 200,000 professionals, all committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

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