Mergermarket M&A Forum Switzerland 2023

The Dolder Grand, Zurich

20 Sep

Panel: Overview of European IPO and carve-out activity

IPO activity is slowly picking up, after a long winter mired by rising interest rates and macroeconomic pressures. Is the tide turning for European IPOs? We will look at key drivers of ECM activity and analyse whether corporates are the driving force behind European IPOs.

  • What makes an IPO successful ? After the Porsche and Arm blockbusters, is size all that matters?
  • Are corporates driving activity through carve-outs? How are market conditions impacting asset reviews by listed companies? 
  • How is the IPO investor base changing? As sovereign wealth funds flex their muscles in Europe, what changes in the dynamics of the IPO process?
  • Are issuers bound to home markets or looking further afield? Will foreign issuers continue to flock to Swiss markets?

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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Patrick Förg Head Origination, Primary Markets SIX Bio
    Thorsten Pauli Head Equity Capital Markets Germany, Switzerland and Austria Bank of America
    Markus Wetter Head of Equity Capital Markets Switzerland UBS Bio
    Thorsten Zahn Head of DACH Equity Capital Markets JP Morgan Bio
    Sofia Cerqueira Managing Editor, Global Equity Capital Markets Mergermarket