Corporate governance

Board of directors

Abatello_2LUCA ABATELLO President

Owner and CEO at Circle from 2012, Chairman at Info.era since December 2017, Mr. Abatello has a previous ten years’ experience in the ICT, business advice and digital marketing sector, where he held growing positions up to Head of Business Solutions and Board of Directors member. Currently he is Chairman at Log@Sea, the Enterprise Network made by Circle, Aitek and IB Group.
With a Degree in Economics at University of Genoa (1999), Abatello has a Master’s Degree in Executive MBA – PIM at SDA Bocconi (2007).

Curriculum Vitae

 

Picco_2ALEXIO PICCO Councilor

Founding partner and Member of the Board at Circle since 2012 and Member of the Board at Info.era since 2017, Alexio Picco has a multi-annual experience working with politicians, policy makers, regulators, academics and third parties in passengers and freight transport innovation. With a Degree in Transport Enginnering at University of Genoa (2004), Picco is supporting since 2007 the European Commission in the evaluation of innovative projects. He is currently Business Development and Funding Director at Circle and leads the Connecting EU Business Unit, which supports and develops the business of public bodies and private companies through EU Branding and the search for funding opportunities.

Curriculum Vitae

 

MessinaSTEFANO MESSINA Independent Councilor

Born in Genoa 50 years ago, he entered the family Group of companies mainly dealing with planning, administration, finance and control in the core business of liner shipping and international maritime transport services. He is currently Chairman of Gruppo Messina SpA, Vice President of Ignazio Messina and he also holds leading positions in other companies – he is Chairman of Four Jolly SpA (shipowning company in the tanker sector) and Chairman of Yarpa SpA (private equity company). From January 2018 he has been appointed Chairman of Assarmatori.

Curriculum Vitae

Board of statutory auditors

VINCENZO CAMPO ANTICO – Chairman – Curriculum Vitae

ALESSANDRO REBORA – Statutory Auditor- Curriculum Vitae

STEFANO FILIPPINI – Statutory Auditor – Curriculum Vitae

SIMONA BACCO – Alternate Auditor – Curriculum Vitae

ANDREA CHIODI – Alternate Auditor – Curriculum Vitae

Corporate documents

Internal Dealing Procedure

Procedures for Operations with Related Parties

IPO Statute

Press releases

2020

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: takes part to 5G-LOGINNOV project, which explores the opportunities for ports arising from 5G technology, receiving a contribution of EUR 296.625. - September 9th 2020

Press release CIRCLE SpA: takes part to European project MOSES, which enhances modal shift for Short Sea Shipping (SSS), receiving a contribution of EUR 266.875 - 16th July 2020

Press release CIRCLE SpA: participates to the TEBETS project for the creation of a control room prototype for port terminals, winning grants of € 74,880 - 12th May 2020

Press release CIRCLE SpA: Takes part at SMART Investor Day on Tuesday 12 May organized by IR Top Consulting - 6th May 2020

Press release CIRCLE GROUP: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING APPROVES RESULTS FOR THE YEAR 2019 - 28th April 2020

Press release CIRCLE GROUP: APPROVED ADDENDUM TO THE BOARD'S ILLUSTRATIVE REPORT ON THE MATERIALS PLACED ON THE AGENDA OF THE ORDINARY SHAREHOLDERS MEETING OF APRIL 28th- 27th April 2020

Press release CIRCLE SPA: INFORMATION ON THE PURCHASE OF TREASURY SHARES- 14th April 2020

Press release CIRCLE SPA: PUBLICATION NOTICE OF CALL OF ORDINARY SHAREHOLDERS 'MEETING- 10th April 2020

Press release CIRCLE SPA: INFORMATION ON THE PURCHASE OF TREASURY SHARES - 3rd April 2020

Press release CIRCLE GROUP: RESULTS FOR THE YEAR 2019 APPROVED. VALUE OF PRODUCTION +27% (6.1 MILLION EURO), REVENUES FROM PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE +80%, NET PROFIT OF THE PARENT COMPANY 0.5 MILLION EURO (+51%), INVESTMENT IN M&A, PRODUCT EVOLUTION, ACTIVITIES OF INTERNATIONALIZATION AND MARKET DEVELOPMENT EXCEEDING 2.6 MILLION EURO - 27th March 2020

Press release CIRCLE SPA: INFORMATION ON THE PURCHASE OF TREASURY SHARES - 25th March 2020

Press release CIRCLE GROUP: CONFIRMATION OF THE COMPLETE GROUP'S OPERATION ON THE BASIS OF THE D.P.C.M. MARCH 22 2020 - 24th March 2020

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: INFORMATION ON THE PURCHASE OF TREASURY SHARES - 16th March 2020

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: Modification of annual calendar of corporate events 2020 - 25th February 2020

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: Annual calendar of corporate events 2020 - 29th January 2020

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: CIRCLE AND MAPS ANNOUNCE ALLIANCE IN THE INTERMODAL LOGISTICS SECTOR FOR A NEW INTEGRATED SOLUTION OF DIGITALIZATION AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - January 27th, 2020

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: participates in the World Bank project for the creation of the Port Community System ( of Pakistan with a contribution of almost 40,000 - January 17, 2020

2019

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: new partnership with DASTech S.r.l. for IaaS Insfrastructures & Cybersecurity of the Group - December 23rd 2019

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: closing for the acquisition of up to 100% of 2BM, specialized in the development of software solutions for the port maritime sector, has been extended by the approval of Circle's Consolidated Financial Statements at December 31st 2019 - November 29th 2019

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: announces the inclusion of the Milos® GSCV Suite in the Supply Chain Operational Visibility Vendor Guide by Gartner Inc. - 20/11/2019

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: participates in the VI edition of “AIM Investor Day” - 11/11/2019

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: participates in the second edition of the Egyptian Italian Dialogue on Maritime Economy - 22/10/2019

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: anticipates the advanced and integrated solutions of the MasterSPED® Suite by Progetto Adele at BiLOG - Logistics & Maritime Forum - 17/10/2019

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: participates in Lugano IR Top Investor Day and presents the 2020 strategic guidelines and the results of 1H2019 - 26/09/2019

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES THE HALF YEAR FINAN- CIAL REPORT CONSOLIDATED AT JUNE 30th 2019. PRODUCTION VALUE IN GROWTH OF 8.5%, WITH EBITDA MARGIN OF 26.5%

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: Receives assignments from new clients to support the activation of new Fast Corridors, whose advanced procedures are active as of today

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: continues its expansion with the full operativity of the new version of Milos TOS for Terminal San Giorgio

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: participates in the European Project EasyLog for the development of the automation of 5 Ro-Ro gates and receives a first assignment of € 81,800

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: ACQUIRES 100% OF “PROGETTO ADELE”, SOFTWARE-HOUSE WITH REVENUES OF MORE THAN 2 € MILLION, SPECIALIZED IN LOGISTICS AND FREIGHT FORWARDING

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: Continues its expansion in the MED area with the new project between the ports of Casablanca and La Spezia which involves the Moroccan Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP), La Spezia Port Authority, Terminal del Golfo (TDG) and Tarros - 9 July 2019

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: participates in the European FENIX project on the Rhine-Alps Corridor and, through Info.era, on the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor, with a total of Euro 1.3 million in contributions - 1 July 2019

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: the closing for the acquisition was extended up to 30 September 2019, 100% of 2BM, specialized in the development of software solutions for the port maritime sector - June 28, 2019

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: INFORMATION ON THE PURCHASE OF OWN SHARES

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: EU approved the European project E-BRIDGE on the technological upgrading of the port of Genoa for a total contribution of 6 million euros - Contribution for Circle equal to 675,000 euros

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: CHANGE IN SOCIAL CAPITAL

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: INFORMATION ON THE PURCHASE OF OWN SHARES

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: Effectiveness of approved free capital increases pursuant to art. 2442 of the civil code

Press release CIRCLE S.p.A.: continues its expansion with the launch of the new version of MILOS® TOS and its full operation for Samer Seaports & Terminals (DFDS MED, U.N.Ro-Ro.) - 6th May 2019

Press release INFORMATION ON THE PURCHASE OF OWN SHARES - 29 April 2019

Press release The IPO Tax Credit is recognized by the MISE equal to 50% of the expenses incurred - 24 April 2019

Press release START PURCHASE PROGRAM AND ARRANGEMENT OF OWN STOCK SHARES - 15 April 2019

Press release START PURCHASE PROGRAM AND ARRANGEMENT OF OWN STOCK SHARES - 15 April 2019

Press release Financial Statement 2018 - 15 April 2019

Press release - Integration of press release of 27 march - 2019/04/05

Press release - 2019/04/03

Press release - 2019/03/30

Press release CDA - 2019/03/27

Press release 2BM - 2019/03/19

Press release Financial Statement 2018 - 2019/03/15

Press release LDS projects - 2019/02/19

Press release MoS - 2019/01/28

Press release Corporate Events - 2019/01/22

Press release TAF TSI - 2019/01/21

Press release Circle Q4 - 2019/01/15

2018

European Maritime Single Window - 2018/12/10

European Maritime Single Window - 2018/12/10

Final conference Med Atlantic Ecobonus Project - 2018/11/27

Premio Startup AIM Investor Day - 2018/11/27

AIM Investor Day 2018 Presentation - 2018/11/26

Q3 results - 2018/11/26

Circle_Investor Day - 2018/11/15

Circle_First Coverage_2018/11/15

Press release First day of dealings - 26/10/2018

Press release Admission to trading - 24/10/2018

Stock-exchange listing process started - 04/10/2018

Internal dealing

2020

Internal dealing 2020/06/04

Internal dealing 2020/02/27

Internal dealing 2020/02/07

2019

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Internal dealing_2019/02/08 II

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2018

Internal dealing_2018/12/28

Internal dealing_2018/12/13

Internal dealing_2018/12/10

Internal dealing_2018/12/03

Internal dealing_2018/11/30

Internal dealing_2018/11/14

Internal dealing_2018/11/15

Internal dealing_2018/11/21

Internal dealing_2018/11/26

Corporate events

2020

27 March 2020 – Board of Directors Approval of the draft of the Financial Statement and of the Consolidated Financial Statements at 31st December 2019

28 April 2020 – Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting – Approval of the Financial Statement at 31st December 2019 and presentation of the Consolidated Financial Statements

24 September 2020 – Board of Directors – Approval of the half-yearly Financial Report at 30 June 2020

2019

15 March 2019 – Board of Directors Approval of the draft of the Financial Statement and of the Consolidated Financial Statements at 31st December 2018

15 April 2019 – Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting – Approval of the Financial Statement at 31st December 2018 and presentation of the Consolidated Financial Statements

19 September 2019 – Board of Directors – Approval of the half-yearly Financial Report at 30 June 2019

Financial Reports

2019

Circle Group XBRL 2019 Consolidated Financial Statements, Explanatory Notes and Reports

Circle SpA XBRL 2019 Financial Statements and Reports

CIRCLE SPA - Limited audit report on the interim consolidated financial statement 30/06/2019

CIRCLE SPA - Financial statement 30/06/2019

CIRCLE SPA - Management report - Consolidated half-year financial statement 30/06/2019

CIRCLE SPA - Consolidated half-year financial statement 30/06/2019 - Explanatory note

CIRCLE SPA - Consolidated half-year financial statement 30/06/2019

2018

Circle SpA Financial Statement XBRL 2018

CIRCLE SPA – Management Report 2018

Report Circle Spa 2018 Statutory Auditors Board

Report Circle - rap. 18BD4897 Separate Financial Statement

Circle Group Consolidated Financial Statement 2018 XBRL

Circle Group - Management Report Consolidated 2018

Circle Spa notes to the consolidated financial statements 2018

Report Circle - rap. 18BD4926 Consolidated Financial Statement

Circle Group - Six Monthly Financial Report 2018 - 30/06/2018

2017

Circle Group - pro forma Financial Statement 2017 - 31/12/2017

Circle - Financial Statement 2017 - 31/12/2017

Shareholders meeting

2020

Minutes of the shareholders meeting of 28th April 2020

Minutes of the shareholders meeting of 27th March 2020

Board of directors report for shareholders meeting 28 04 2020

Shareholders Meeting’s delegation mandate 28 04 2020

Shareholders Meeting’s Official Convocation Document published on Milano Finanza 10 04 2020

Shareholders Meeting’s Official Convocation Document 28 04 2020

2019

Minutes of the shareholders' meeting of April 15th

Board of directors' report for shareholders' meeting_update 4th April

Shareholders Meeting’s Official Convocation Document 15 04 19

Shareholder Meeting Agenda 15 04 19

Shareholders Meeting’s delegation mandate 15 04 19

Shareholders Meeting’s Official Convocation Document published on Italia Oggi

Information for shareholders

Main consultans

Nomad, Specialist, Global Coordinator and Bookrunner

Integrae_webIntegrae SIM S.p.A.

Via Meravigli 13 – 20123 Milan, Italy | VAT 02931180364

 

Financial Advisor 

Emintad_webEmintad Italy S.r.l.

Via della Moscova 18 – 20121 Milan, Italy | VAT 06829320966

 

IR TOP investoriiiiiiiiIR TOP S.r.l.

iiiiiiiiiVia C. Cantù 1 – 20123 Milan, Italy | VAT 13442940154

 

Legal Advisor 

LCA_Advisor LegaleiiiiiiiiiiiLCA Studio Legale

iiiiiiiiiiiiiVia della Moscova 18 – 20121 Milan, Italy | VAT 04385250966

 

Auditing Company

BDO webBDO Italia S.p.A.

Viale Abruzzi 94 – 20131 Milan, Italy | VAT 07722780967

Contact Point: Manuel Coppola | manuel.coppola@bdo.it

Tax Advisor

Studio Palma webStudio Palma

Via Bartolomeo Bosco 57/6C – 16121 Genoa, Italy | VAT 02442000994

 

Spreading insider dealing

The company uses the SDIR circuit managed by Computershare S.p.A. with registered office in via Lorenzo Mascheroni, n. 19, Milan, Italy

Stock market Data

Total ordinary shares: 3.470.115

  • Title code for Stocks : CIRC
  • ISIN code for Stocks: IT0005344996
  • Market : AIM ITALIA

Minimum order quantity: 660 and multiple

Share capital and shareholding

The subscribed and paid-up share capital is Euro 233.000, n. 3.470.115 ordinary shares

Shareholder N. of shares %
 Innotech  2.187.966  63,05%
 Alcalela  121.407  3,50%
 Ligurcapital  169.851  4,89%
 Capitalimpresa  169.851  4,89%
 Market  821.040  23,67%
Totale Azioni 3.470.115 100,00%

Disclosure obligations of the Significant Shareholders

As set forth in the Regulations of the Issuers AIM Italia, Circle S.p.A. (the “Company”) must promptly communicate and make available to the public any Substantial Change communicated by the Significant Shareholders concerning ownership structure. Pursuant to the Regulations of the Issuers AIM Italia, anyone that holds at least 5% of the category of financial instruments of the Company is deemed “Significant Shareholder”.
Going over the 5% threshold and reaching or going over the thresholds of 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, 35%, 40%, 45%, 50%, 66.6%, 75%, 90% and 95% constitutes, as set forth in the Transparency Regulations, a “Substantial Change” which the Significant Shareholders must communicate, as set forth in art. 11 of the Company Bylaws, to the Company’s Administrative Body.
In this regard, within four days of trading starting from the day on which the transaction entailing the Substantial Change was performed, each Significant Shareholder must notify the Company of the following information:
a) the identity of the Significant Shareholders;
b) the date on which the Substantial Change in the shares took place;
c) the price, the amount and the category of financial instruments of the Company involved;
d) the nature of the transaction;
e) the nature and the amount of the share of the Significant Shareholder in the transaction.
This communication may be made using the designated form attached below, sent in advance by email to the address ir@circletouch.eu and then sent in original by registered mail with return receipt to the Company.

IPO

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Admission Document

Presentations and Researches

2020

Investor Presentation 12/05/2020

Equity Research 21/04/2020 elaborata da IRTOP Consulting S.r.l.

Equity Research 16/04/2020 elaborata da Integrae SIM S.p.A.

2019

IR Top - AIM Investor Day - Circle Group Investor Presentation 21/11/2019

Equity Research 16/10/2019 by Integrae SIM S.p.A.

Investor Presentation 27/09/2019

Equity Research

Equity Research

Equity Research

2018

Report

AIM Investor Day - 2018/11/27

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