Capital Markets

Scout 24 AG

How did we help a company evolve from start-up stage to being listed on the stock exchange?

Challenge:
To set up the necessary investor relations structures for Scout24 in advance of the IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and convey the strengths of the continuously growing and highly profitable business model.

Action:
Pre-IPO, we provided ongoing investor relations support, including advice on the structure and content of the IR website, the development of relevant communication media, and the main transparency obligations as a listed company. Since the public listing, we have ensured that the capital markets transparency obligations are met and provide support in all financial communications and public relations matters. We ensured a consistent corporate story is told to all relevant stakeholders and media.

Result:
Despite a difficult and volatile capital markets environment, Scout24 successfully reached its IPO within the initially set price range and timeframe. Approximately 32% of the equity capital were placed with international investors at a valuation of c. €1.0bn, €228m of which out of a capital increase. In 2016, we helped to create the company’s first online annual report in a combined HTML/PDF format.

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