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German Equity Forum Fall 2009 in Frankfurt – 13 Years of Commitment for Equity Seeking Companies


Largest forum for equity financing / 5,000 international participants expected

Deutsche Börse: From 9 to 11 November, Deutsche Börse and KfW Bankengruppe will be holding the Fall 2009 German Equity Forum in Frankfurt/Main. The forum is Europe’s largest and most successful platform for SMEs seeking equity or already listed. Over 5,000 investors, analysts, entrepreneurs and intermediaries are expected to attend the three-day German Equity Forum.

“The German Equity Forum has become an established feature among the world’s major international capital market conferences”, said Frank Gerstenschläger, member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG and responsible for the Xetra business area. “International companies from Belarus, China, India and Ukraine will introduce themselves in country forums. This once again highlights the event’s international character.”

“The German Equity Forum is an important meeting place especially now, with the financial and economic crisis causing many market participants to act cautiously. It provides the opportunity for comprehensive discussion and hopefully starting points for new business,” said Dr Ulrich Schröder, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of the KfW Bankengruppe.

The Equity Forum offers participants panel discussions, presentations and workshops on topics relating to corporate financing, capital market regulation and current industry trends. Furthermore, about 200 companies from the Prime Standard will be presenting their financial figures. There will be presentations from the top 25 non-listed high-growth companies from the sectors Alternative Energies, Life Science, Consumer & E-Commerce, High Technology and Software & Internet to a broad group of investors.

A joint study conducted by the Technical University in Munich, Ernst & Young and Deutsche Börse, which examines the growing trend in equity financing, will also be presented at the German Equity Forum.

Deutsche Börse AG, the world’s largest market organizer, and leading development bank KfW Bankengruppe have held the German Equity Forum twice a year since 1996. The fall event focuses on listed companies and those in later-stage financing, while the primary focus of the spring forum is on early-stage and growth companies.

Further information
Ernst & Young is co-initiator of the Fall 2009 German Equity Forum. The main sponsors of the event are Close Brothers Seydler, Credit Suisse, DZ BANK, equinet, FCF FOX Corporate Finance, LBBW, Silvia Quandt, Viscardi and WestLB. Additional sponsors are BDO Deutsche Warentreuhand, CMS Hasche Sigle, Commerzbank, etiDynamics, Haubrok, Hauck & Aufhäuser, HSBC Trinkhaus & Burkhardt, KPMG, Morgan Stanley and Taylor Wessing.
Commercial supporters are CF & B Communication and DVFA.
The forum’s media partners are: Axel Springer financial media, Börsen-Zeitung, CNBC, DAF Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen, Dow Jones Private Markets, dpa-AFX, European Biotechnology News, Finance Magazin,, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, GoingPublic Magazin, VentureCapital Magazin, Real Estate Magazine, International Herald Tribune, IR Magazine, transkript, Mergermarket, n-tv, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Property Finance Europe, Phoenix CNE, RZB, REITs in Deutschland, Small Cap News, Swiss Equity magazin and VDI nachrichten.

For further information on the German Equity Forum, and for the electronic registration form, please go to We will be happy to provide you with the corresponding registration code for the press.


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