In 2017, Switzerland has seen a number of IPOs from diverse industry sectors. Through IPOs, issuers get more efficiently effectively access to capital markets. They can broaden their investor base and the recognition in the market generally. At the same time, existing shareholders, namely private equity investors, can exit from their investment. With the issuer setting a realistic price in cooperation with the lead bank, investors have attractive investment opportunities. For an IPO to be successful, various factors need to be considered. In particular, issuers will have to choose the right stock exchange as well as the right partners for this journey. At the same time, they need to prepare themselves in order to make the big step from a privately held to a public company. The speakers analyse in detail the various factors contributing to the success of an IPO. At the same time, the event is meant to be a forum of for the exchange of experiences by the various participants.
- Reasons for an IPO
- Why an IPO at SIX Swiss Exchange?
- IPO vs. ICO (Initial Coin Offering)
- Involved parties and their roles
- Patrick Förg, SIX Swiss Exchange
- Theodor Härtsch, Walder Wyss
- Stefan Knobloch, Walder Wyss
- Alex Nikitine, Walder Wyss