Deutsche Börse Welcomes First IPO in the Prime Standard in 2010
Helikos S.E. to be first investment vehicle listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Deutsche Börse: The Frankfurt Stock Exchange has seen this year’s first IPO of a company listed on the Prime Standard. The Luxembourg company Helikos S.E. carried out its initial public offering on 4 February. Helikos is also the first investment vehicle, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), to be listed at Deutsche Börse.
SPACs are shell companies newly formed for the purpose of acquiring companies or shares in companies within a specified period of time, thereby bringing the target companies to the stock exchange. The capital raised with the IPO is paid into a trust account and in the event that the transaction is not concluded, it can be paid back to the investors with interest.
According to the company, Helikos was formed for the purpose of acquiring one or more operating businesses with principal business operations in Germany. By effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with its target, Helikos will allow its target to raise capital and become a publicly traded company.
Helikos S.E.: ISIN LU0472835155
Type of admission to trading: Initial Public Offering (IPO)
First trading day: 4 February 2010
Market segment: Prime Standard (Regulated Market)
Sector/Sub-sector: Financial Services/Private Equity Venture Capital
Issue price (per share+option in €): 10.00
Placement volume in shares: 20,000,000
First quoted price (per share in €): 9.50
Lead manager: Deutsche Bank AG (Sole Bookrunner, Manager and Designated Sponsor) HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt
Lead broker: bid & ask Financial Services GmbH
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