Today, the shares of the global provider of software and cloud solutions SoftwareONE Holding AG (ticker SWON)
(listing video) were traded for the first time on the Swiss Stock Exchange. At an opening price of CHF 18.00 per registered share, the market capitalization was CHF 2.85 billion.
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."
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."
Fifth Listing in the Current Year
After Medacta, Alcon, Stadler – one of the largest European IPOs of the year – and Aluflexpack, SoftwareONE is the fifth company that the Swiss Stock Exchange is proud to welcome in 2019. Owned by SIX, the Swiss Stock Exchange makes Switzerland one of Europe’s leading capital markets and offers direct access to international capital and liquidity. Our website provides comprehensive information on the advantages of a listing in Switzerland.
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.
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. In addition, KKR and Peruni Holding have granted the Joint Global Coordinators an over-allotment option of up to 5'782'419 existing shares.