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Trostberg, February 7, 2017 – AlzChem AG (together with its subsidiaries hereinafter “AlzChem”), a vertically integrated specialty chemicals producer with a leading market position in selected niche markets, is postponing its planned IPO. The first day of trading of the shares of AlzChem AG in the Regulated Market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange was initially planned for February 10, 2017.
Although index levels are relatively high at the moment, the market environment currently dominated by political issues caused persistent uncertainty when it comes to making new investments. Despite significant institutional investor interest in Europe and the USA, a placement within the aspired price range was therefore ultimately not possible.
Ulli Seibel, CEO of AlzChem AG, comments: “We want to thank the investors who have subscribed as well as those who have analyzed the company. Special thanks also go to our employees, consultants and banking teams who worked with great commitment on the IPO. Even without an IPO in the near future, we will continue on our growth path and invest in the further development of our Specialty Chemicals business segment. We will now make use of alternative financing options for this purpose.”
Chemicals business segment. We will now make use of alternative financing options for this purpose.”
AlzChem will re-evaluate the possibility of an IPO at some stage in the future. The company has a high internal financing capability and is well-positioned with its high-margin Specialty Chemical products to benefit from external growth drivers such as global population growth, the healthy aging trend and the growing importance of energy efficiency.
About AlzChem AG
AlzChem AG, located in Trostberg, Bavaria, is a vertically integrated manufacturer of various chemical products based on the NCN chain. These are products with typical nitrogen-carbon-nitrogen bonding, which are used in a variety of industries. The company has a leading market position in selected niche markets, including the markets for feed additives and food supplements. The strategic focus of growth and the focus of the extensive research and development lie on the business segment Specialty Chemicals. The joint production and the brand portfolio protect AlzChem from potential market entries. The company has 1,480 employees at four sites in Germany and three others abroad.
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