The Financial Times special report dedicated to the fastest growing European companies, already included in the prestigious FT 1000 ranking, was released on Monday 22 March.

For those who missed the previous episodes, you can find here news on FT 1000 and here on Leader della Crescita 2021 (Leader in growth), the ranking of the Italian companies that recorded the greatest growth in turnover in the three-year period 2016-2019. As you will remember, to our surprise and great happiness, Antherica appears in both charts.

The report offers interesting insights into the characteristics and sectors of activity of the companies included in FT 1000, but also about the effects of the pandemic on these companies. Obviously the FT-Statista ranking did not show its impact, referring to the period 2016-2019.

Technology is the most represented sector within FT 1000: the pandemic has changed the way we perceive and use technology and this change has occurred with a speed that would have been unthinkable if the lockdown had not made it urgent. Technology has been catapulted into the lives of each of us and adopted with unprecedented breadth and scope. Just think of smart working or DAD and the massive use of videoconferencing in these and other areas.
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According to many, we are living in a golden age of European technology, however they are not roses for everyone: first of all, the problem, from which the technology sector is not exempt, of the spending power and solvency of customers has been amplified. Secondly, the pandemic has widened the gap between companies that are thriving and those that have been asking themselves serious existential questions for a year now. Finally, there is a third category of companies, which is also the disturbing result of the pandemic year: that of "zombified" companies, that is, barely able to meet their financial commitments, but unable to invest in their future, therefore put into a forced stand-by condition.
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