The Signal: Every year, the Financial Times releases a list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies. We analyzed its 4th-annual list, which contains 1k companies. To be included on the list, companies:

  • must have a minimum compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 38% from 2015 to 2018
  • must have generated revenue of at least €1.5m in 2018
  • must be independent (not a subsidiary or branch office)
  • must have experienced primarily organic growth (i.e., “internally” stimulated)
  • and should not have seen a share price decrease of more than 50% since 2018, if publicly listed

(Google Sheet here).

The Opportunity: Below, we flag 3 of the fastest-growing companies in 3 industries (Fintech, Technology, and Ecommerce), and dive into what gives them their edge.

  • OakNorth Bank | CAGR: 622% | Rank: 1 | Age: 5 | Industry: Fintech |