News series “German IPOs & IBOs in the spotlight” – 07/2017
Wiesbaden, 7 December 2017 – At the end of the year 2017, the news on the capital market are already causing many market participants to look forward to the stock market year 2018. Well-known companies such as Knorr-Bremse, Siemens and not least Deutsche Bank are set to go public next year. Now that the Supervisory Board of Siemens has given its blessing, it is finally clear that Siemens Healthineers is supposed to be listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the first half of 2018. With this step, Siemens intends to expand its position as the world’s leading provider of medical technology. Experts expect the largest IPO since Deutsche Telekom’s IPO in 1996, when the share was available at an issue price of DM 28.50, resulting in a total volume of DM 20 billion. Meanwhile, Deutsche Bank is also pushing ahead with the IPO of its asset management business, which is also scheduled to take place next year. Plans have now been announced to rename the asset management division from Deutsche Asset Management to DWS.
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