Banca Akros S.p.A.Banca Akros

Banca Akros, Gruppo Banco BPM, has been a reference point for institutional, corporate and private investors for over 20 years. The bank’s strategy consists in identifying and supporting the needs of a clientele that can’t find the sort of solution they are looking for with retail banks.

Banca Akros was founded when it was discovered that normal retail banks did not offer the specific needs a particular group of clients was looking for. Private Banking and Investment Banking have always been the two sectors Banca Akros has specialised in, on which it was founded and with which it is identified.

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Since 2007, BankM is the partner of small and medium-sized enterprises and specializing in capital market financing with its experienced, interdisciplinary team.
SME customers benefit from individual service and rapid access to selected investors that fit their needs. BankM's services include capital market advisory, arranging IPOs and capital increases for equity financing, debt advisory and financing, designated sponsoring and research as well as M&A, hereby specializing in the identification of suitable strategic partners in China.

BankM has a well-rehearsed, interdisciplinary team that can draw on more than 200 years of personal capital market experience from over 200 successful capital market transactions (including over 40 IPOs) and over 50 M&A transactions.

Unlike Anglo-American style investment banking organizations, we use traditional relationship banking principles to support high-growth companies.

We built up relationships with our clients, business partners and investors over many years. Trust evolves from a long-term relationship based on integrity. Trust has to be earned and nurtured. It is rooted in consistency and personal relationships. We are an established team of professionals who have worked together successfully for many years. All our staff is dedicated to acting as strategic advisors to our clients to help them achieve their long-term goals.


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CFO Sim is the largest independent family office in Italy, founded in 2000 to fulfil the investment needs of families and the financial needs of firms through tailor-made solutions. It has 5,200 clients and 8 offices in Italy, Switzerland and Luxembourg, with €1.7bn AUM.
CFO Sim’s Investment Banking Division was launched in March 2015 with the mission of listing outstanding Italian small-cap companies on the Milan AIM and taking them to the Star segment of the MTA via the fast-track program. This gives investors an attractive entry valuation and the benefits of improved visibility and liquidity once the passage to the main market has been completed.
We perform both primary and secondary operations, and act as both Specialist and Corporate Broker. Our Equity Capital Markets team has structured and raised capital for over 35 companies through IPOs on various European Exchanges and we have unrivalled connections with international investors, providing them with first class research, advice and our trading room is composed of seasoned traders, skilled in operating in domestic and International markets for both equity and fixed income instruments.


DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main, is acting as central bank, corporate bank and parent holding company of the DZ BANK Group. Our objective is to offer relevant products, exemplary services and efficient processes - and thereby develop ourselves into a leading financial services group. As a central bank we serve as the subsidiary partner of nearly 900 local cooperative banks. We conceive, develop and provide products and services aimed at every relevant customer segment for the primary banks to market, and provide them with liquidity balancing and reliable refinancing management services. DZ BANK offers a full range of equity capital markets products and services. The product portfolio includes e.g. initial public offerings, capital increases, convertible bonds, participation certificates, equity-research and corporate actions like designated sponsoring, employee participation programs, share-buy-back-programs, public take-over, going private, delisting, squeeze-outs, block trades, paying and depositary agent as well as the conversion into registered shares. 

Heuking Kühn Lüer WojtekHeuking

With more than 400 lawyers, tax advisors and notaries providing legal services across eight offices in Germany as well as an office in Zurich, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is one of the major commercial law firms in Germany. The spectrum of our legal advice ranges from German and foreign medium-sized companies to international (including listed) large corporations in all matters of commercial law. Another focus of our client support lies in public law in which we counsel decision-makers on all levels of administration. We provide advice in capital market law, in particular on IPOs and secondary placements, rights issues, reallocation of shares, segment changes,delistings and Squeeze-outs. We are regularly involved in the structuring and issuing of corporate bonds, particularly in the new mid-sized company segments of the German stock exchanges, and rank among the top firms in this field.

Pareto Securities ASPareto Securities AS

Pareto Securities, founded in 1986, is headquartered in Norway, and also has offices in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, France, Germany, UK, Switzerland, USA, Singapore and Australia. Pareto Securities enjoys a leading position in the Nordic capital markets and a strong international presence within the oil services, E&P and shipping sectors. Pareto Securities offers a wide range of financial services including equity and fixed income brokerage, equity, debt and project finance capital raisings, and advisory services in relation to mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. Pareto currently has around 500 employees and serves its global client base from 15 offices in eleven countries.

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Since 2002 the financial news site www.4investors.de provides an extensive overview of the German stock market. In addition to DAX shares the editorial team predominantly focuses on small and mid caps. Furthermore, the editors report about initial public offerings (IPO), listings, the issuing of bonds (IBO) and capital increases. By this 4investors.de offers one of the most detailed coverage of IPOs and IBOs in Germany. The independent editorial team places further emphasis on the subjects biotech, renewable energy and raw materials. The editors of 4investors.de do not give any recommendations. It is their credo to remain neutral.

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The Börsen-Zeitung is the only newspaper in Germany that focuses exclusively on the financial sector. Since 1952, the BörsenZeitung is published in Frankfurt am Main every Tuesday to Saturday and reports on current developments in German and international financial centers.

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Published by the renowned F.A.Z. Publishing Group, “FINANCE” provides exciting insights into the finances of large and medium-sized companies – both in the magazine of the same name as well as on the online portal. For the past almost 18 years, the “FINANCE” editorial team has been in close and critical dialogue with CFOs, banks and the broader financial community. It provides entertaining and informative financial journalism of the highest standard, as proven by the numerous journalist prizes awarded to the “FINANCE” editorial team.

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Das GoingPublic Magazin startete 1997. Die Zeitschrift beleuchtet für Emittenten die Being Public- und Investor Relations-Trends und stellt alle relevanten Kapitalmarkt-Neuerungen vor. Führende Sozietäten gestalten über Fachbeiträge den Sektor „Tax & Legal“, Entwicklungen im Bereich der öffentlichen Übernahmen bis hin zum Going Private finden ihren Niederschlag im Bereich „M&A“.
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