SIX Swiss Exchange can look back on a very good year for IPOs and capital raisings. Besides the successful listings of Galenica, Idorsia, Zur Rose, Landis+Gyr and Poenina there was also some sizeable capital raising. Lonza is one example: it successfully sourced more than CHF 3 billion from the capital market via SIX Swiss Exchange.

In video interviews, Felix Burkhard, CFO Galenica, Jean-Paul Clozel, CEO Idorsia, André Muller, CFO Idorsia, and Richard Mora, CEO Landis+Gyr, explain why they opted for a listing on SIX Swiss Exchange or how it went. The Swiss stock exchange also provides companies with efficient access to capital after they have listed. Rodolfo Savitzky, CFO Lonza, talks about this.

Third-highest IPO transaction volume in Europe
Featuring a transaction volume of CHF 2.3 billion, the Landis+Gyr IPO was not only the largest on SIX Swiss Exchange for eleven years, it was also one of the largest IPOs in Europe in 2017. With a total transaction volume of CHF 4.5 billion, SIX Swiss Exchange was in third position with regard to IPO transaction volumes in Europe. However, the Swiss stock exchange also offers small and medium-sized enterprises an attractive environment, as is underlined by Poenina's successful IPO.

Efficient access to the capital market
Valeria Ceccarelli, Head Issuer Relations Swiss Exchange, comments: "We are very pleased that in 2017 both large and small, Swiss and international companies, new joiners and already listed companies chose SIX Swiss Exchange for their listing and capital raising. These companies' success stories underline the attractiveness of the Swiss stock exchange and the efficient access to the capital market that it offers."

Numerous benefits for equity issuers
An overview of the advantages of listing on SIX Swiss Exchange and helpful information on all relevant subjects relating to IPOs can be found in the comprehensive Going Public Guide. Further information on the range of services offered to issuers by SIX Swiss Exchange can be found on our website