4th Deutsche Börse China-Europe Equity Forum in Shanghai
Record year for Chinese listings in Frankfurt, despite crisis
Deutsche Börse will hold its fourth China-Europe Equity Forum in Shanghai on Tuesday 20 September. The more than 300 participants include investment bankers, lawyers, PE investors, IPO consultants, financial services providers, auditors and entrepreneurs from China.
Deutsche Borse China-Europe Equity Forum in Shanghai (Photo: Business Wire)
“The forum in Shanghai has established itself as a valuable event for the European and Chinese capital market. The focus is on both European investments in China and Chinese IPOs in Europe,” said Barbara Georg, Head of Listing & Issuer Services at Deutsche Börse. “It’s not unusual for the forum to initiate an IPO in Frankfurt.”
Ten Chinese companies have become listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2011. As many as four have opted for an IPO in the Prime Standard – considerably more than in previous years. With this decision, these companies have chosen the highest transparency standards in Europe.
“The Frankfurt Stock Exchange offers tailored transparency segments. Chinese companies benefit here from high liquidity, fair valuation and very favourable capital costs, and stand in the spotlight of international investors,” said Barbara Georg. “Many Chinese companies currently have firm intentions of an IPO in Frankfurt but have had to postpone their plans as a result of market turbulence. However, we expect more Chinese IPOs by next year at the latest.”
A total of 34 Chinese companies are currently listed in Frankfurt: 8 in the Prime Standard, 1 in the General Standard, 6 in the Entry Standard and 19 in the Open Market.
Deutsche Börse has built up long-term contacts with various regions in China and regularly holds IPO seminars there. It has had its own representative office in Beijing since 2008.
Issuers can find further information on Deutsche Börse’s Chinese website:
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