17 July 2019
Addiko Group is a banking group focusing on consumers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Central and Southeastern Europe. Addiko Group comprises Addiko Bank AG, the fully-licensed Austrian parent bank registered in Vienna, Austria, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange and regulated by the Austrian Financial Markets Authority, as well as six subsidiary banks, registered, licensed and operating in five CSEE countries: Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina (two banks), Serbia and Montenegro. Addiko Group, through its six subsidiary banks, serviced as of March 31, 2019 approximately 828,000 customers in CSEE, using a network of 197 branches and digital banking channels.
In the course of the going public, approx. 10.7 million Addiko Bank AG shares of the existing shareholders were placed with institutional investors for an offer price of EUR 16.00 per share. The shares were listed on the Official Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange as of 12 July 2019 and are included in the ATX prime index since 15 July 2019. On the first day of trading, Addiko Bank AG's market capitalization amounted to approx. EUR 345 million. The free float is approx. 55%. Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Goldman Sachs International acted as joint global coordinators and were accompanied by Erste Group Bank AG, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and Raiffeisen Centrobank AG as bookrunners.
The going public of Addiko Bank AG is the third successful stock exchange listing on the Vienna Stock Exchange in 2019 following the IPO of Marinomed Biotech AG in January 2019 and the IPO of Frequentis AG in May 2019. Weber & Co. already acted as legal counsel to the underwriters in the course of the going public of Marinomed Biotech AG.
The Weber & Co. transaction team included Stefan Weber (lead partner), Christoph Moser (partner), Angelika Fischer, Sonja Karpf and Yvonne Gutsohn (all associates).
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Frankfurt, led by partner Stephan Hutter, advised the underwriters on the IPO as international counsel and as to US law.
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