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News series “German IPOs & IBOs in the spotlight“ – 02/2017, 24.03.2017

German IPOs and IBOs 02/2017Wiesbaden, 24. March 2017 – The first initial public offering this year in Germany has been accomplished. Since March 24th 2017 machine manufacturer Aumann is now listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The company was able to place its shares with investors at 42 euro per share, which is located at the upper end of the price range. In total, 5.98 million shares were placed, which resulted in Aumann being able to realize revenues of up to 251.2 million euro. The company intends to use the expected issue proceeds to finance further capacity expansion in order to benefit from the growing demand for electric drive concepts in the automotive industry. Furthermore, Aumann intends to distribute approximately 25 – 30% of the annual surplus as dividend.

Meanwhile, the first initial public offering in the newly created segment “Scale” is apparent at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The chemical group IBU-tec based in Weimar is planning an initial public offering on March 30th. Up to one million shares from a capital increase as well as 60,000 shares from the ownership of a minority shareholder are to be offered for subscription during March 21st until March 27th. At the same time, there will be an over-allotment option (Greenshoe) of up to 150,000 shares derived from the ownership of an existing shareholder. The price range is 16 to 20 euro. The expected gross issuing proceeds of up to 18 million euro are to be invested into future growth in order to strengthen the market position in the e-mobility, catalysts and decentralized energy storage sectors.

On the German bond market Golfino AG was able to generate positive headlines. The second stock placement round of the new 2016/2023 corporate bond was successfully completed. As of now, together with the placements from the first round, the total volume of the 2016/2023 bond amounts to 3.0 million euro.

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