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News series “German IPOs & IBOs in the spotlight” – 06/2017

e_Serie_IPOs_IBOs im Blickpunkt_171011Wiesbaden, 11. October 2017 – The global IPO market is booming – and the IPO market in Germany has also shown a significant upturn so far in the second half of 2017. Voltabox AG‘s share met with great interest among investors as a fast-growing system provider for lithium-ion batteries and the topic of electromobility. The offer price was set at EUR 24.00 per share. Thus, the IPO has a volume of EUR 152 million. The shares are scheduled to be listed on 13 October. Like HelloFresh SE, Varta AG is also making a new start. The listing on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is due to take place before the end of this year. With the IPO, Varta AG, a specialist in microbatteries and one of the world’s leading suppliers of hearing aid batteries, intends to generate gross proceeds in the amount of EUR 150 million. This will be used to expand the production capacities of the operating subsidiaries.

Mynaric AG, a specialist for innovative laser-based communication networks in the air and in space, also announced its initial public offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The initial listing is planned for the autumn of 2017. The plan is to issue new shares from a cash capital increase with a total value of around EUR 20 million. In the fourth quarter, Befesa S.A. plans to make the leap onto the trading floor. As a leading provider of services in the field of steel dust and salt slag recycling, the company aims to be listed in the Regulated Market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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