DVFA is the Society of Investment Professionals in Germany, founded in 1960. Currently, DVFA has more than 1,400 individual members representing over 400 investment firms, banks, asset managers, consultants and counselling businesses. DVFA assures the credibility of the professionals and the integrity of the market by offering internationally recognised qualification programmes, by providing platforms for professional financial communication, and by effective self-regulation.
Via EFFAS, the umbrella organisation of European Analysts‘ Societies, DVFA offers access to a pan-European network with more than 17,000 investment professionals in 27 nations. Via ACIIA, the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts, DVFA is part of a worldwide network of more than 100,000 investment professionals.
DVFA GmbH as provider of training programmes and courses is a limited company owned by DVFA e.V. Since 1987, more than 5.000 graduates have received a degree from DVFA in one of our postgraduate-programmes. About 250 candidates are currently enrolled with DVFA per year. More than 150 tutors are under contract, practitioners from the financial industry as well as academics and professional trainers.
Since 2007, BankM - representative office of FinTech Group Bank AG (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) is the partner of small and mid-sized enterprises. Unlike Anglo-American style investment banking organizations, we use traditional relationship banking principles to support high-growth companies.
BankM's service-portfolio includes, among other things, advisory and financing of listed and private companies in the wide fields of equity finance, debt financing, debt advisory and M&A. BankM - FinTech Group Bank AG is a team of professionals with a personal interdisciplinary experience of more than 200 years from over 250 transactions (including more than 40 IPOs and 50 mergers & acquisitions). In addition to classical capital market instruments, BankM - FinTech Group Bank AG also supports clients expanding into the Asian region with a strong China desk. BankM - FinTech Group Bank AG hereby specializes in the identification of suitable strategic partners in China, thus significantly increasing transaction security as well as the likelihood of future success in the Chinese market.
CFO Sim is the largest independent family office in Italy, founded in 2000 to fulfil the investment needs of families and the financial needs of firms through tailor-made solutions. It has 5,200 clients and 8 offices in Italy, Switzerland and Luxembourg, with €1.7bn AUM.
CFO Sim’s Investment Banking Division was launched in March 2015 with the mission of listing outstanding Italian small-cap companies on the Milan AIM and taking them to the Star segment of the MTA via the fast-track program. This gives investors an attractive entry valuation and the benefits of improved visibility and liquidity once the passage to the main market has been completed.
We perform both primary and secondary operations, and act as both Specialist and Corporate Broker. Our Equity Capital Markets team has structured and raised capital for over 35 companies through IPOs on various European Exchanges and we have unrivalled connections with international investors, providing them with first class research, advice and our trading room is composed of seasoned traders, skilled in operating in domestic and International markets for both equity and fixed income instruments.
DZ BANK AG
DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main, is acting as central bank, corporate bank and parent holding company of the DZ BANK Group. Our objective is to offer relevant products, exemplary services and efficient processes - and thereby develop ourselves into a leading financial services group. As a central bank we serve as the subsidiary partner of nearly 900 local cooperative banks. We conceive, develop and provide products and services aimed at every relevant customer segment for the primary banks to market, and provide them with liquidity balancing and reliable refinancing management services. DZ BANK offers a full range of equity capital markets products and services. The product portfolio includes e.g. initial public offerings, capital increases, convertible bonds, participation certificates, equity-research and corporate actions like designated sponsoring, employee participation programs, share-buy-back-programs, public take-over, going private, delisting, squeeze-outs, block trades, paying and depositary agent as well as the conversion into registered shares.
Edison is an international equity advisory firm enabling clients to achieve their capital market objectives. We provide unrivalled insight into the behaviour of the global investment community and provide support to portfolio managers with their investment decisions. Our clients include over 400 large and smaller capitalised companies, blue chip institutional investors, wealth managers, private equity and corporate finance houses. We have over 100 people working out of offices in London, New York, Frankfurt, Sydney and Wellington. The team is made up of over 80 analysts and investment professionals with many decades of experience in capital markets, investor roadshows and investor communications across a broad range of industries.
Our integrated consulting approach enables us to act flexible and effective in all areas of daily business. For 15 years, we have been providing services for capital market oriented SMEs. Among our customers, we also count local authorities, public-sector institutions, entrepreneurs, self-employed and private persons. Besides the audit of annual and consolidated financial statements and our tax consultancy services we accompany companies in initial public offerings (IPO`s) and support by the placing of SME bonds and other capital-raising operations.
Pareto Securities AS
Pareto Securities, founded in 1986, is headquartered in Norway, and also has offices in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, France, Germany, UK, Switzerland, USA, Singapore and Australia. Pareto Securities enjoys a leading position in the Nordic capital markets and a strong international presence within the oil services, E&P and shipping sectors. Pareto Securities offers a wide range of financial services including equity and fixed income brokerage, equity, debt and project finance capital raisings, and advisory services in relation to mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. Pareto currently has around 500 employees and serves its global client base from 15 offices in eleven countries.
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Das GoingPublic Magazin startete 1997. Die Zeitschrift beleuchtet für Emittenten die Being Public- und Investor Relations-Trends und stellt alle relevanten Kapitalmarkt-Neuerungen vor. Führende Sozietäten gestalten über Fachbeiträge den Sektor „Tax & Legal“, Entwicklungen im Bereich der öffentlichen Übernahmen bis hin zum Going Private finden ihren Niederschlag im Bereich „M&A“.
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