The basic offer consisted of 38’549’464 existing registered shares, with a par value of CHF 0.01 per registered share, held by KKR, Peruni Holding (the former owner of Comparex acquired by SoftwareONE on 31 January 2019), employees and other shareholders. At an issue price of CHF 18.00 per registered share, the placement volume was CHF 693.9 million (before exercise of the over-allotment option). In addition, KKR and Peruni Holding have granted the Joint Global Coordinators an over-allotment option of up to 5’782’419 existing shares.
Daniel von Stockar, Chairman of SoftwareONE says: «On our exciting journey, SoftwareONE has constantly advanced and renewed itself and pushed ahead with innovations, while our strong corporate culture has provided a solid foundation. The listing of our shares at SIX is a natural next step in our development, which opens up new opportunities for our company. »
Jos Dijsselhof, CEO SIX, emphasizes: «With SoftwareONE another international company has chosen SIX for its IPO. The IPO shows that we are an attractive stock exchange for the IT industry. I am very pleased about this, as the sector is fundamental to innovation and economic development and further confirms Switzerland's importance as an IT location.»
SoftwareONE is a leading global provider of end-to-end software and cloud technology solutions, headquartered in Switzerland. With capabilities across the entire value chain, it helps companies of all sizes design and implement their technology strategy, buy the right software and cloud solutions at the right price, and manage and optimize their software estate. Its offerings are connected by PyraCloud, SoftwareONE’s proprietary digital platform, that provides customers with data-driven, actionable intelligence and helps them manage and optimize their software and cloud spend. Please visit SoftwareONE.com for more information.