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KATEK SE announces price range for planned IPO

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22.04.2021 / 08:00
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KATEK SE announces price range for planned IPO

- Total placement volume between 83 million euros and 103 million euros expected

- Price range set at 21.00 euros to 26.00 euros per share

- Offer period runs from April 22 to expected April 28, 2021

- Initial listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) planned for May 4, 2021

- Free float of approximately 29 to 33 percent targeted after the IPO

- Details of the offering available in the approved and published securities prospectus

Munich, April 22, 2021 - KATEK SE, KATEK for short, announces further details of its IPO: The initial listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) is planned for May 4, 2021. The offering period, during which purchase offers can be submitted, begins today on April 22, 2021 and is expected to end on April 28, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. for private investors and at 2:00 p.m. for institutional investors.

The price range has been set at EUR 21.00 to EUR 26.00 per share. The final offer price per share and the placement volume will be determined in the course of a bookbuilding process and is expected to be set on April 28, 2021. The offer comprises 3,433,080 shares from a capital increase as well as a market over-allotment (greenshoe option) consisting of 514,962 shares from the holdings of the main shareholders. Assuming a full placement of all shares offered (including exercise of the greenshoe option), the placement volume is expected to be between 83 million euros and 103 million euros. Of this amount, KATEK will receive between 72 million euros and 89 million euros in gross issue proceeds. The net proceeds from the newly issued shares will be used in particular to continue the organic and inorganic growth strategy.

KATEK significantly advances the "electronification of the world

Global trends such as the rise of electric vehicles and the need for e-mobility charging stations, the increasing demand for solar energy and innovative healthcare solutions lead to a strongly growing need for innovative electronics partners for the German and European industry. The KATEK Group is one of the fastest growing electronics companies in Europe and aims to make a decisive contribution to the "electronification of the world". It offers software and hardware development, prototyping as well as manufacturing of high-quality electronics across the entire value chain. The KATEK Group's products and services are in particular demand in the high-growth markets of electromobility, renewable energies and medical technology. "We believe in electronics as the driver of the Smart New World - in cars, in medicine and in many other areas. Electronics is the pacemaker of innovation. We develop and manufacture these electronics," says CEO Rainer Koppitz.

IPO to finance the strong growth of the company

KATEK strives to expand its leading position as an end-to-end solution partner from concept through production to logistics and after-sales. Economies of scale paired with deep technology and software competencies as well as the focus on qualitatively demanding, know-how-intensive application areas and fast-growing industries are the reasons for the high competitiveness of the KATEK Group and act as organic and inorganic growth and profitability drivers. The planned IPO opens up new opportunities for the company to finance further organic and inorganic growth. In particular, strategic acquisitions have contributed significantly in the past to positioning KATEK among the market leaders in the European electronics industry. Management will continue this inorganic growth strategy and will give priority to acquiring companies that enable strengthening in growth markets. The fragmented market environment is exceptionally favorable for active consolidation. "Our electronics know-how can be found in numerous smart devices, applications or products for everyday life. This puts us in an excellent position to exploit the expected market potential and drive our profitable growth," says CEO Rainer Koppitz.

The management with a shareholding of 4.5% will not sell any shares. The main shareholders PRIMEPULSE SE and grosso tec AG with a cumulative shareholding of 91.0% will sell shares exclusively to provide the over-allotment option. A free float of 29 to 33 percent is targeted. The Company, the management and the major shareholders have committed themselves to a holding period with regard to their shareholdings of at least 12 months, which can only be cancelled with the prior consent of Hauck & Aufhäuser. In addition to the international securities identification number (ISIN) DE000A2TSQH7, the shares of KATEK SE bear the securities identification number (WKN) A2TSQH and the stock exchange symbol KTEK.

All details of the offering are explained in the securities prospectus, which was approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) yesterday, and which is available for download on the website of KATEK SE ( in the "Investor Relations" section.

The offering consists of an initial public offering in the Federal Republic of Germany and a private placement to qualified investors in certain jurisdictions outside the Federal Republic of Germany and outside the United States of America pursuant to Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act").

Hauck & Aufhäuser is supporting the IPO as Sole Global Coordinator and together with M.M.Warburg & CO as Joint Bookrunner.

KATEK Investor Relations

Investor Relations
+49 89 24881 4280

KATEK press contact

Startup Communication
Christina Fischer-Friedrich
+ 49 89 120 21 92 67


The KATEK Group is a leading European electronics company offering hardware and software development, prototyping and manufacturing, and related services in the market for high-end electronics and electronics services. The KATEK Group currently employs around 2,600 employees* in Germany and Eastern Europe. CEO is Rainer Koppitz and CFO is Dr. Johannes Fues. For more information about KATEK, please visit


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