Initial Public Offerings

A healthy equity base and the best possible capital structure are important foundations for the implementation of strategic objectives and the sustainable growth of companies. An initial public offering enables the implementation of long-term strategic projects such as (among others) the financing of capital-intensive investments, the acquisition of companies and an improvement in reputation and transparency among the lenders of equity and other forms of capital.

However, the route to the initial public offering represents a major challenge for any company. The intensive preparatory measures in the fields of accounting, planning and controlling, financing, tax and business law, as well as corporate governance, often tie up important resources in the company and usually have to be implemented under considerable time pressure.

When addressing the challenges of an IPO, both in connection with the issuing of equity and the borrowing of third-party capital, we regularly support the issuers and participating financial institutions and investors with the following services:

  • Planning and project coordination, coordination and communication with the issuing bank and other participating advisers and service providers
  • Due diligence for a check of the company's negotiability on the stock exchange
  • Corporate valuation
  • Brochure creation or review
  • Advice on compliance with accounting, reporting and disclosure obligation
  • Advice on all fiscal issues


In this field our consultants have extensive practical experience not only of providing support to stock exchange candidates, but also advice to financial institutions and private equity firms. We also work closely together with experienced lawyers who supplement our range of services in the field of IPO consulting with company law matters.

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