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IPO Boom in Germany or IPO Boom without Germany?

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There has been a lot of talk about a German IPO boom recently and there is little doubt that IPO markets internationally are on fire. In addition, it cannot be disputed that quite a few German companies plan their listing short to medium term. In this respect an increase over last years six IPOs in Germany is very likely indeed.

Nevertheless, we could not resist the temptation to put the German IPO boom hypothesis to the test and have run some numbers. As per the chart below the share of German IPO proceeds in EU context is hardly visible year to date (numbers pre Rocket placement). In fact the German share of EU IPO proceeds of 1.5% ytd is the lowest since 2000. Including the IPO of Rocket Internet the German share of EU IPO proceeds rises to close to 5%, however.

We are not sure if the above numbers support the stance of a German IPO boom stance yet. Despite the wobbles of recent issues we remain hopeful for the future, however (as usual …).