Equity Capital Markets Investment Banking

IPO Readiness, Feasibility, Equity Story, Project Management, Transaction Structuring

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As the bank for entrepreneurs, Credit Suisse offers an integrated platform combining private banking and investment banking expertise with holistic and tailored solutions that serve needs through all the phases of business life.

Credit Suisse offers an integrated approach and partners with clients throughout every step of the IPO process:

  • IPO process education
  • Assessment of IPO feasibility and readiness (incl. necessary adjustments and roadmap)
  • Refinement of equity story and positioning
  • Project management of offering process (overall schedule, due diligence, assisting in drafting marketing and transaction documents, investor interaction, etc.)
  • Assistance in defining the optimal IPO strategy, including optimization of transaction structure, pricing, and allocation

Following a successful IPO, Credit Suisse offers various aftermarket services as well as tailored follow-on transactions.


Client Coverage

Fast-growing SMEs, mature SMEs, large corporations


Industry Coverage

All


About the Service Provider

Since its founding in 1856, Credit Suisse has been known for its record of innovation and for continually striving to be one step ahead by understanding the unique goals and aspirations of its clients to further their businesses and personal financial ambitions. As the bank for entrepreneurs, Credit Suisse is equally committed to supporting young, innovative companies in their journey to accessing public equity markets, building on our track record and leading market position in executing successful initial public offerings (IPOs) for its clients. Credit Suisse builds lasting value by serving its clients with care and entrepreneurial spirit.

At a Glance

#1 in Swiss IPOs having executed 20 out of 31 transactions since 2010 with a market share of approx. 22% (source: Dealogic as of June 2021).

Awards:

  • Euromoney Awards for Excellence – Switzerland’s Best Investment Bank 2018-2020
  • Global Capital Awards – Equity Capital Markets Bank of the Year in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2019 and 2020

Examples of Transactions

  • Trifork Holding, IPO on Nasdaq Copenhagen with subsequent listing on SIX, CHF 180m (pending)
  • PolyPeptide Group, IPO on SIX, CHF 848m (April 2021)
  • Basilea Pharmaceutica, Capital increase, CHF 46m (February 2021)
  • Meyer Burger, Rights issue & PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equity), CHF 165m (July 2020)
  • Ina Invest, Spin-off from Implenia / listing and concurrent capital increase on SIX, CHF 116m (June 2020)
  • Sensirion Holding AG, IPO on SIX, CHF 318m (March 2018)

 


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IPO Readiness, Feasibility, Valuation, Equity Story, Project Management, Transaction Structuring

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Helvetische Bank (HB) offers all services of a fully-fledged IPO mandate.

  • Assessment of IPO readiness (incl. necessary adjustments and roadmap)
  • Assessment of IPO feasibility (investor pre-sounding, early-look meetings, non-deal roadshows, group events)
  • Refinement of equity story and positioning
  • Evaluation of expected public market valuation
  • Project management of offering process (due diligence, transaction documents, independent deal research, etc.)
  • Optimization of transaction structure, pricing, and allocation

As a small and agile challenger, HB keeps processes lean in order to carefully treat the client’s own resources during a transaction.  


Client Coverage

Fast-growing SMEs, mature SMEs


Industry Coverage

All except biotech


About the Service Provider

Helvetische Bank AG (HB) is a leading Swiss private and investment bank focusing on advising SMEs in capital market transactions on SIX. Since its inception in 2011, HB successfully established itself as an alternative to larger investment banks by structuring transactions to the needs of SME companies and by addressing non-standard investor categories. HB’s capital market experts from our Corporate Finance, Research and Active Advisory practices combine for an average experience of more than 20 years. At the same time, being a small and agile challenger, HB aims to keep processes lean for clients in order to carefully treat client’s own resources during a transaction. 

At a Glance

Swiss investment bank focusing on advising SMEs in capital market transactions on SIX. Alternative to larger investment banks by structuring transactions to the needs of SME companies and by addressing non-standard investor categories.

  • Agile challenger with focus on advising SMEs in Swiss capital market transactions
  • HB is successfully operating in the Swiss capital market since 2011
  • Market leader in SIX listed CHF bond transactions with a nominal amount below 100m
  • Corporate finance core team active for HB since 2011, average experience of key employees 20+ years
  • HB advised on more than 50 Swiss capital market transactions since its inception in 2011
  • Strong network to non-standard investor categories (such as family offices, (U)HNWI and independent asset managers), lean decision-making processes allowing efficient transaction processes
  • Own independent research team

Examples of Transactions

  • Kuros Biosciences AG, Rights issue, CHF 18.6m (December 2020)
  • Crealogix Holding AG, SIX-listed convertible bond, CHF 25m (November 2019)
  • HBM Healthcare Investments AG, SIX-listed straight bond, CHF 100m (July 2021)
  • va-Q-tec AG, SIX-listed straight bond, CHF 25m (November 2020)

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IPO Readiness, Feasibility, Valuation, Equity Story, Transaction Structuring

Service

  • Assessment of IPO readiness (incl. necessary adjustments and roadmap)
  • Assessment of IPO feasibility (investor pre-sounding, early-look meetings, non-deal roadshows, group events)
  • Evaluation of expected public market valuation
  • Refinement of equity story and positioning
  • Optimization of transaction structure

Octavian leverages its institutional, family office and private wealth client base in Switzerland, UK, Rest of Europe (and the US) for order generation.

Octavian offers bespoke aftermarket services following a successful IPO. Well-connected in the Swiss corporate landscape from small private growth companies to public large caps. High quality unique investor events (i.e., Octavian Seminar Zurich & Flims, Quick Bites, etc.).


Client Coverage

Fast-growing SMEs, mature SMEs, large corporations


Industry Coverage

All, specialized in healthcare, industrials and financial services


About the Service Provider

Founded in April 2017 by eight members of the former Bank am Bellevue team, Octavian is a specialized Swiss equity research, brokerage and corporate finance advisory boutique based in Zurich.

At a Glance

Proven track record of successfully structuring and executing private and public equity capital market as well as strategic M&A transactions.   

  • No conflict of interest - fully dedicated to deliver maximum value to clients 

  • Fully independent and entrepreneurially driven 100% owned and managed by the eight co-founders  

  • Senior attention guaranteed - combined >250 years of relevant work experience by the co-founders (all previous Bank am Bellevue). 

  • Placement power: Senior salesforce – brokerage of Swiss equity investment ideas for more than 25 years. Established long-term relationships with leading institutional investors in Switzerland, UK, Rest of Europe and the US. Direct access to Swiss family office, UHNWI investors and private wealth multipliers 


Examples of Transactions

  • Kuros Biosciences, Rights Offering, CHF 12m, Lead Arranger & Sole Placement Agent (December 2019)
  • Poenina, Rights Offering, CHF 35m, Selling Agent (November 2018)
  • Polyphor, IPO, CHF 165m, Selling Agent (May 2018)
  • ADC Therapeutics, Private Placement, CHF 200m, Placement Agent (October 2017)
  • Santhera Pharmaceuticals, Convertible Bond, CHF 60m, Joint Bookrunner (February 2017)
  • Molecular Partners, IPO, CHF 106m, Co-Manager (November 2014)

 


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IPO Readiness, Feasibility, Valuation, Equity Story, Project Management, Transaction Structuring

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UBS partners with entrepreneurs and asset owners throughout every step of the IPO process.

  • Assessment of IPO readiness (incl. necessary adjustments and roadmap)
  • Assessment of IPO feasibility (investor pre-sounding, early-look meetings, non-deal roadshows, group events)
  • Evaluation of expected public market valuation
  • Refinement of equity story and positioning
  • Project management of offering process (due diligence, transaction documents, independent deal research, etc.)
  • Optimization of transaction structure, pricing, and allocation

After a successful IPO, UBS continues to stand by to help and get the most out of public markets and to execute follow-on capital raises fast and efficiently.


Client Coverage

Fast-growing SMEs, mature SMEs, large corporations


Industry Coverage

All


About the Service Provider

In 2012, UBS celebrated its 150th anniversary. This important milestone in the long history of UBS serves to demonstrate the firm’s established place in the evolution of the modern global banking sector and its pivotal position as part of the Swiss banking tradition.

The purpose of UBS is to reimagine the power of people and investments to create a better world for all of us – a world that’s fair and sustainable. UBS gives insight and advice to inspire, connect and empower people – to create better outcomes for today and future generations.

At a Glance

“Our purpose is the starting point of everything we do.” — Ralph Hamers, Group CEO
 
Awards:
  • Best Bank in Switzerland, Euromoney 2021
  • Global Best Equity Bank, Global Finance Award 2020
  • Top Corporate Access Provider, Extel 2019
  • Most Innovative Investment Bank for IPOs and Equity Raisings, The Banker Investment Banking Awards 2018
 
Investor Access:
  • No. 1 in Swiss Equity Research, Institutional Investor 2018-2020
  • No. 1 in Swiss Equity distribution to global clients, Institutional Investor 2020
  • Proprietary wealth management network with more than USD 3 trillion AuM and more than 10,500 client advisors globally
  • Leading trading platform in Switzerland, ranking #1 in high-touch trading in the SPI 2021YTD

Examples of Transactions

  • Comet, Secondary Accelerated Book Building (ABB), CHF 136m and CHF 86m (March 2021 and April 2021)
  • Swiss Steel Group, Rights issue, CHF 247m (March 2021)
  • Valora, Capital increase, CHF 70m (November 2020)
  • Dufry, PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equity), CHF 305m (October 2020)
  • SoftwareONE, IPO on SIX Swiss Exchange, CHF 798m (October 2019)

 


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IPO Readiness, Feasibility, Valuation, Equity Story, Project Management, Transaction Structuring

Service

ZKB offers a comprehensive list of services in connection with initial public offerings (IPO) and ensures post-IPO trading liquidity. As one of the leading banks for IPOs focused on SMEs in Switzerland, ZKB also participates as Joint Bookrunner in large IPOs.

  • Assessment of IPO readiness (incl. necessary adjustments and roadmap)
  • Assessment of IPO feasibility (investor pre-sounding, early-look meetings, non-deal roadshows, group events)
  • Evaluation of expected public market valuation
  • Refinement of equity story and positioning
  • Project management of offering process (due diligence, transaction documents, independent deal research, etc.)
  • Optimization of transaction structure, pricing, and allocation

Client Coverage

Fast-growing SMEs, Mature SMEs, Large Corporations


Industry Coverage

All


About the Service Provider

Zürcher Kantonalbank is a leading universal bank in the Greater Zurich Area, with national roots and international reach. It is an independent public-law institution of the Canton of Zurich and has received top ratings from the rating agencies Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch (AAA or Aaa). With more than 5,000 employees, Zürcher Kantonalbank offers its clients a comprehensive range of products and services. The bank's core activities include financing businesses, asset and wealth management, trading, capital market transactions, deposits, payment transactions and card business. Zürcher Kantonalbank provides customers and distribution partners with a comprehensive range of investment and retirement provision products and services.

At a Glance

ZKB has accompanied most of the IPOs with a placement volume of less than CHF 250m in the past decades. ZKB has been involved in approximately two thirds of all IPOs at SIX Swiss Exchange since 2018 and with 19 completed transactions, ZKB ranked second in 2020 on Swiss ECM League Tables in terms of number of transactions. It has participated in over 50 relevant IPOs since 1990 and numerous capital increases.

ZKB has access to a broad network of key decision makers. ZKB is member of SECA Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (incl. Board Seat). With the Swisscanto (CH) Private Equity Switzerland Growth Fund, ZKB has a growth fund that was established in 2018 and invests in unlisted growth companies during their expansion phase.

Its key employees boast 30+ years of experience in the capital markets.


Examples of Transactions

  • Montana Aerospace, IPO, CHF 506m (May 2021)
  • PolyPeptide, IPO, CHF 848m (April 2021)
  • V-Zug, Spin-off/Listing (June 2020)
  • Aluflexpack, IPO, CHF 169m (June 2019)
  • Medartis, IPO, CHF 144m (March 2018)
  • Poenina, IPO, CHF 39m (November 2017)

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