Siemens AG is preparing to list its separately managed healthcare unit on the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange's Regulated Market. This move, which the company's Supervisory Board approved at its meeting today, is planned for the first half of 2018. "For Siemens Healthineers, the public listing is the next logical step and the foundation for expanding our strong position as a leading global supplier of healthcare technology," said Michael Sen, Chairman of the Siemens Healthineers Supervisory Board and the member of Siemens' Managing Board responsible, among other things, for healthcare technology.
"Frankfurt is one of the world's largest trading centers for securities, and its importance will continue to increase due to Brexit. As a highly liquid trading venue, Frankfurt is attractive for investors from around the world. The public listing will give Siemens Healthineers entrepreneurial flexibility and access to the capital market. The goal is to grow sustainably and profitably while actively shaping the paradigm shift in the healthcare industry," said Michael Sen.
For the public listing, Siemens Healthineers AG will be established. "Our preparations for the public listing are completely on schedule. The Strategy 2025 concept and the management team are in place. The legal prerequisites have largely been fulfilled. Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International and J.P. Morgan have been engaged as global coordinators, and BNP PARIBAS, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and UBS Investment Bank as further syndicate banks," said Siemens Chief Financial Officer Ralf P. Thomas.