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DGAP-News German Startups Group: German Startups Group to go public (news with additional features)

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German Startups Group: German Startups Group to go public (news with
additional features)

15.06.2015 / 08:31


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German Startups Group to go public

- German Startups Group, an investment company that specialises in young
German Internet-based growth companies, is planning to go public on the
Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Entry Standard)

- One of the most active venture capital investors in the tech sector in

- IPO intended to enable investors to invest in German Internet startups

- Profitable since the first full financial year (IFRS)

- Gross return on average invested capital of +30.5% per year since it
first started with its investment activity in mid-2012

Berlin, 15 June 2015: German Startups Group Berlin GmbH & Co. KGaA ("German
Startups Group"), an investment company based in Berlin that focuses on
young, fast-growing companies, so-called startups, is planning to go public
on the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The envisaged issue
proceeds are to be used mainly to purchase shares in startups over the next
two years. The current shareholders will not be selling any shares unless
the underwriting banks exercise their so-called greenshoe option. The
transaction is being accompanied by COMMERZBANK AG as the sole Global
Coordinator/Joint Bookrunner as well as Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers
KGaA, BHF-BANK AG and quirin bank AG as Joint Bookrunner.

Good basic conditions thanks to rise in company foundings in Germany

German Startups Group invests in startups in particular in the
German-speaking region via majority and minority shareholdings, mainly by
providing venture capital. Its focus is on companies whose products or
business models represent a disruptive innovation and allow for a high
degree of scalability to be expected. German Startups Group feels that
successful exits and other positive market trends have resulted in more new
companies being founded in recent years. Besides the relatively good
general economic conditions in Germany, the company believes that the
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