Deutsche Börse Publishes Annual Statistics for Primary Market
Volume doubles in capital increases / Further internationalization of primary market
Deutsche Börse recorded 58 initial listings in 2009 (2008: 189) and 40 company transfers in all listing-segments (2008: 28). Of the initial listings, 79 percent were companies outside Germany. A total of six companies placed shares as part of an initial public offering (IPO), including one each from China, USA and Canada. Year-on-year the volume of capital increases doubled.
The Prime Standard, the segment with the highest transparency requirements in the Regulated Market saw three new entrants (2008: 12). The largest IPO of 2009 was that of Chinese company Vtion Wireless Technology, with a placement volume of 48.4 million euros.
The Entry Standard welcomed 14 new entrants (2008: 16) including three IPOs. Two companies, zooplus AG and YOC AG, moved up from the Entry Standard to the Prime Standard. Five companies moved from the Regulated Market to the Entry Standard (2008:1). The segment provides in particular small- and medium-sized enterprises with cost-efficient and flexible access to the stock exchange. Currently, 117 companies are listed in the Entry Standard.
The First Quotation Board in the Open Market recorded 57 new entrants (2008: 176), including two IPOs. There were also eleven private placements in the segment, with a total volume of almost 50 million euros. The company with the largest private placement was Agroton, from the Ukraine, with a volume of 28 million euros. All initial listings in the Open Market are grouped in the First Quotation Board.
A huge rise in the volume of capital increases was recorded in 2009. Although the actual number of capital increases dropped slightly (2009: 127 / 2008: 135), the total volume of 8 billion euros in 2008 doubled to 16.2 billion euros in 2009. Of the 127 capital increases carried out, 103 were in the Regulated Market and 24 in the Entry Standard. At least one capital increase was implemented by 18 companies in the General Standard and 64 in the Prime Standard. The largest capital increase of 2.3 billion Euros was carried out by HeidelbergCement from the construction sector.
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