EQS Group Middle East Newsletter July 2017

EQS Group Middle East Newsletter July 2017

3 in 1 for the EQS Group - the IPO specialist

For a long time, little has occurred on the floatation front in Germany – now, however, three IPOs have taken place: With Delivery Hero, the restaurants chain Vapiano and the portfolio developer Noratis, within a few days, a trio of companies took the decision to launch on the stock market, and therefore enhanced the IPO footprint of the first half of the year which had, until then, recorded its weakest run since the year 2012. A bit of good news for us: All three companies are using solutions from the EQS Group.

The IPO of the food delivery service Delivery Hero fulfilled every expectation. The demand of investors was considerably higher than the supply, the price range therefore proved to be correct, and it was possible to raise almost one billion Euros. This made Delivery Hero worth almost 4.4 billion Euros on its floatation, making it one of the “Unicorns”. This is the name given to young start-up companies which achieve a value of over a billion Euros on the going public.

Approaching things with caution when launching on the stock market

It goes without saying that floating on the stock market is a special day for a company. Despite all of the upheavals, nothing should therefore go awry. Vapiano, Noratis and Delivery Hero therefore made use of our news and disclosure service for the completion of their reporting requirements – the same as all prime standard IPOs in Germany since 2008. The series demonstrates that new companies to float on the stock market appreciate being able to use a service with which they are able to track their transparency requirements on an efficient and legally secure basis.

To make sure things stay this way in the future, we are in a continuous discussion with the regulatory authorities and develop our central platform, the EQS COCKPIT, on a continuous basis all the time with the goal of making the work of our customers easier and more secure.

Support and efficient solutions

In addition to the fulfilment of the reporting obligations, during a going public, the IR departments are faced with many additional challenges in the world of digital investor relations. This always includes an IR website on which the investors can find all of the relevant information and where the equity story is presented. Delivery Hero and Vapiano also made use of our solution in this area: with the IR WEBSITE they gained a reliable and high quality solution which automates a variety of complex processes and therefore makes the work of the IR managers easier.

More companies are ready to float

Three IPOs in Germany in just one week is something of an exceptional situation with which we were pleased to assist. This is because we are able to make use of established work-flows and a considerable amount of experience. Our newsroom team, for instance, stays calm and focused if things get a little hectic in the run-up to an IPO. With the most recent trio of IPOs, it therefore proved possible to ensure that everything ran smoothly.

Is the IPO market in Germany finally awakening from its slumber? With its multi-billion IPO, it is possible that Delivery Hero may have broken the ice and given executives at additional companies added confidence. There are several for the stock market, for example, Siemens ‘Healthineers’ medical technology line. We are ready and are looking forward to welcoming the next new public issuers!

MEIRA Conference 2017 – Network with EQS Group IR professionals

The Middle East IR Association (MEIRA) recently invited us to its "MEIRA 2017 Annual Conference and Awards" event which will take place in Dubai on 20th September 2017. MEIRA Annual Conference is the biggest IR event in the Middle East which offers IR professionals the opportunity to gain knowledge on the latest industry trends and network with professionals during the conference.

An award ceremony would be held during the conference to reward IR leaders in the GCC region. The awards are divided into 3 main categories: IR Best Practice, Best Annual Report, Best IR website.

This year EQS Group FZ-LLC has the opportunity to be one of the Silver sponsors and would like to personally invite you to our stand to get the latest insights about the latest IR trends internationally, information on our existing and upcoming product offerings and best practice showcase of our clients worldwide.

Don't miss this opportunity to attend the 9th MEIRA Annual Conference and Awards edition.  Participants can register for a personal slot to meet one of our IR representatives. To schedule a 30 minutes appointment, please send us an e-mail to dirk.wagner@eqs.com with the heading “MEIRA appointment”.

This month’s product: Webcasts - optimizing your Q2 results presentation

Every season, we focus on a specific product from our portfolio. The product chosen for this season is the EQS Webcast Tool.

Transparent and simultaneous communications with all stakeholders are an essential component of a successful Investor Relations program. Video/audio transmission of shareholders' meetings, press conferences and investor conferences play a critical role in the publication of quarterly and annual figures.

Webcast is an ideal medium to communicate directly with investors and capital market experts without losing the advantages of an illustrative presentation. We support you with the details, implementation and management of your webcast so you could fully focus on the key financial messages to investors.

Webcasts are easy to integrate into your corporate or IR website by simply adding a link. Mobile Streaming extends the reach of your events and makes it available anytime with a permanent source of information stored as an archive on your website. The Webcast enables the organization to increase the number of participants during the results announcements.

Our current offers start with a minimum package of 4 events. Go ahead and book a Webcast package today and be assured of high German quality standards.