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News - Sixth IPO on SIX in 2018



20.06.2018 Issuers

Sixth IPO on SIX in 2018

The Swiss exchange welcomes Klingelnberg AG, a leading company in the gear industry.

Today, the shares of Klingelnberg AG (KLIN) were traded for the first time on the Swiss exchange. With an opening price of CHF 54.00 per share, the market capitalization was CHF 477 million. The IPO of Klingelnberg AG is the sixth listing on the Swiss exchange this year. Klingelnberg, with its head office in Zurich, was established in 1863 and employs around 1'300 staff. The company develops and manufactures machines for the production of bevel gears and cylindrical gears, measuring centers for axially symmetrical components of all kinds and high-precision gear components to meet customer specifications.

Werner Bürki, Head Trading, SIX, Securities and Exchanges: «We are delighted to welcome Klingelnberg to the Swiss exchange. It is not every day that a company with a 150-year history and in its seventh generation is listed on the exchange. I hope others will follow this example and we can welcome other family firms to the Swiss exchange in the future.»

From left: Christoph Küster, CFO and Jan Klingelnberg CEO

Growth and acquisition opportunities

Jan Klingelnberg, CEO of Klingelnberg, commented: «The listing will enable us to take the company to the next level, to take advantage of additional growth and acquisition opportunities and to raise our profile with customers, talented prospective employees and other stakeholders around the world. Our family will remain invested as the anchor shareholder and continue to be personally involved.»

Gateway to the international capital market

In the current year, five other companies besides Klingelnberg AG have opted for a listing on the Swiss exchange: Polyphor, CEVA Logistics, Medartis, Sensirion and ASMALLWORLD. An overview of all listings is available on our website.

Numerous benefits for equity issuers

A listing on SIX 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 can be found in our comprehensive Going Public Guide or in the compact «IPO Guide Schweiz» (available in German only). Further information on our range of services for issuers can be found on our website.

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