Together with EQT IV (“EQT”) and the joint book runners, Tognum AG has set the offer price for its IPO at EUR 24 per share. The offering comprised 75.00 million shares plus up to a further 11.25 million shares for over-allotment allocation. Assuming full exercise of the greenshoe, the total offering would be valued at €2,070 million, making Tognum the largest IPO in Germany since 2000.
Marcus Brennecke, Head of EQT Partners in Germany said: “We are very exited about the successful IPO of Tognum. The management and employees of Tognum, led by CEO Volker Heuer, have delivered an outstanding result; they have positioned and expanded the company successfully, and they have used all opportunities to grow sales, earnings and also jobs. Since EQT invested in the company, Tognum has been able to improve its operations, its revenues and profits significantly. EQT supported every growth initiative and will continue to help the company on its course for long-term growth and prosperity. As EQT indirectly remains a shareholder, the Fund will continue to benefit from Tognum’s excellent growth prospects and its ability to translate its strengths into profits.”
The offering was comprised of 11.35 million shares from a capital increase by Tognum AG and a further 63.65 million shares owned indirectly by EQT. The gross proceeds Tognum AG will receive will be approximately EUR 268 million.
Prior to the Offering and capital increase EQT owned approximately 84.1 percent of the share capital. Assuming full exercise of the greenshoe, EQT will continue to indirectly own approximately 19.9 percent of the shares
Trading on the official market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange will commence on Monday 2 July.
Marcus Brennecke, Head of EQT Partners Equity, Germany,
+49 89 25 54 99 0
Johan Hähnel, Communications & PR,
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