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News - Sensirion - from ETH Zurich to the Swiss stock exchange



22.03.2018 Issuers

Sensirion - from ETH Zurich to the Swiss stock exchange

The shares of the Swiss sensor manufacturer were traded on SIX Swiss Exchange for the first time today.

Sensirion (SENS) was established 20 years ago, came out of ETH Zurich and is now one of the leading manufacturer of flow and environmental sensors solutions. The company's sensors are extensively used in medical, industrial and automotive applications, in analytical instruments, in the consumer goods sector, and in heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment.

The issued share capital of Sensirion comprises 13'988'172 registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.10 per share (IPO video). Sensirion placed 7'680'000 registered shares in the offering, of which 1'530'000 newly issued registered shares thereby raising CHF 55 Mio. in gross proceeds (before exercise of the over-allotment option). In addition to the new registered shares, 6'150'000 registered shares were sold by the majority shareholder. At the opening price of CHF 47.00, the total placement volume corresponds to an amount of CHF 361 Mio. Furthermore, Sensirion has granted the Joint Global Coordinators of the offering an over-allotment option of up to 1'152'000 new registered shares. The shares will be listed in the "International Reporting Standard" and included in the SPI®.

Moritz Lechner and Felix Mayer, Co-Chairman of the Board of Sensirion, Marc von Waldkirch,
CEO Sensirion (f.l.)

More flexibility for future strategy

Marc von Waldkirch, CEO of Sensirion: "We are delighted by the perspectives of being listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. The increased public visibility and financial flexibility will allow us to better support additional growth opportunities. This visibility combined with our entrepreneurial company culture can help us in further attracting the best talents available. Against this background, we believe that the IPO will be beneficial to our customers and employees."

"We are glad to see an international company like Sensirion opting for SIX Swiss Exchange with a view to realizing its growth plans," says Werner Bürki, Deputy CEO Swiss Exchange. "The Sensirion listing demonstrates that Switzerland and the Swiss capital market provide the ground and the opportunities to develop a business from a university spin-off into a listed company."

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A listing on SIX Swiss Exchange provides companies with access to strongly capitalized Swiss and international investors. In addition, we make things as simple as possible for them with first-class, needs-oriented services, allowing issuers to efficiently raise capital and achieve sustainable growth. Our appeal extends far beyond the borders of Switzerland.

An overview and helpful information on all topics relevant to going public on SIX Swiss Exchange can be found in the comprehensive Going Public Guide or in the compact "IPO Guide Schweiz" (available only in German). Further information on our range of services for issuers can be found on our website.


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