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German Equity Forum Fall 2010 in Frankfurt


Largest equity financing event in Europe/ IPO financing moves back into the spotlight

From 22 to 24 November, Deutsche Börse and KfW Bankengruppe will be holding the Fall 2010 German Equity Forum in Frankfurt/Main. The forum is aimed at high-growth, private and listed companies, investors, analysts and financial service providers. With around 5,000 participants, this three-day event is the largest platform for equity financing matters in Europe.

“The German Equity Forum in Frankfurt has now crossed European borders and established itself as an international networking and information platform,” said Frank Gerstenschläger, member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG and responsible for the Xetra business area. “We are now seeing more and more Asian participants.”

“The financial crisis has changed the conditions of the German equity financing market in that it now offers new and varied opportunities and potential, especially as regards the financing of growth and innovation. Expectations as to the quality of assets and the professionalism of market participants, however, have continued to rise. Players in this market are facing considerable challenges,” said Dr. Ulrich Schröder, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of KfW Bankengruppe.

The forum’s program offers all participants the opportunity to get first-hand information on financing trends and gain first-hand knowledge of the capital markets. At the forum, around 200 listed companies and the top 25 private, growth-phase companies seeking equity financing will have the chance to meet a broad spectrum of investors to whom they can present their business models, products and business trend forecasts.

IPO financing is back in the spotlight this year, with five workshops on offer dealing with current IPO issues. In addition, there will be panels of experts on the subject of alternative energies, green technology, high-tech engineering, life science, agricultural commodities and real estate.

Committed to supporting private, medium-sized companies seeking equity financing, Deutsche Börse and KfW Bankengruppe have been hosting the German Equity Forum since 1996.

Further information:
Ernst & Young is co-initiator of the Fall 2010 German Equity Forum.
The main sponsors of the event are: Close Brothers Seydler Bank, Credit Suisse, DZ BANK, equinet Bank, FCF Corporate Finance, Jefferies, LBBW/Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, MACQUARIE and VISCARDI Investment Banking.

Other sponsors are: BDO Deutsche Warentreuhand, BVK e.V., CMS Hasche Sigle, Commerzbank, Haubrok, Hauck & Aufhäuser, HSBC Trinkaus, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, RölfsPartner, Silvia Quandt & Cie. AG, Taylor Wessing, UniCredit Bank and WestLB.

Partners are: bwcon, Creathor Venture, DVFA, Gahrens+Battermann, Holland Private Equity, PvF Investor Relations, Step Award and VENTIZZ Capital Partners.

Klassik Radio, Nespresso and Radisson BLU have also provided their kind support.

Media partners supporting the forum are: AsianInvestor, bne, BONDBOOK, Börse Radio Network, Börsen-Zeitung, , Corporate Finance BIZ, DAF Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen, dpa-AFX Wirtschaftsnachrichten, FinanceAsia, FINANCE Magazin, FinanzNachrichten, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, GoingPublic Magazin, , Institutional Investment Real Estate Magazin, International Herald Tribune,, Markt & Mittelstand, mergermarket, n-tv, Neue Züricher Zeitung, PhoenixCNE, Property Investor Europe, REITs in Deutschland, Swiss Equity magazin, VDI Nachrichten and Venture Capital Magazin.

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