Shares in Front of it drift down in Europe’s biggest initial public offering of 2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German software firm TeamViewer drifted lower in its stock market debut on Wednesday after the exchange remote connectivity specialist, launched one of Europe’s largest initial public offering in the year 2019 at the latest.

Oliver Steil, ceo of the software company in Front of the AG On Rockenhaeuser by Permira, and Stefan Gaiser, Chief Financial Officer, of the Simple and living Simple is the initial public offering (IPO) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am main, Germany, on September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

The shares opened in line with the offer price of 26.25 euros, but slipped and fell to 25.32 euros in early trading, as European tech stocks were down 2%, even though the offer had been oversubscribed.

The initial public OFFERING resulted in a bonanza for an investor, Permira, which bought the Front of it, frankly, in 2014, for the sum of € 870 million. The sale of a 42% stake, generated revenue of 2.21 billion euros ($2.43 billion).

The float valued the TeamViewer full version on a 5.25-billion euro, is one of the rare tech to debut in Frankfurt in a market with a heavy-duty, industrial and auto modes.

“These modules have been developed by a small technology company into a true global player,” CEO Oliver Steil, who moved from Permira two years ago, for the running of the company, and told me to applaud the staff on the floor of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Permira, the revenue has exceeded the € 2 billion raised in the Italian-payment group, Nexi, and drove in Milan in April, in what was then the largest initial public OFFERING this year, so far.

A trader said that a lot of investors have viewed the IPO as expensive and there are doubts about the future intentions of Permira, which has 58% of the outstanding shares. The private equity house said that it will continue to be a strategic investor.


Front features a “who, what, any time, anywhere” connectivity is an instrument that is used in applications including remote IT support and online meetings.

It is also a play on the growth of the so-called “internet of things” – billions of smart devices are expected to account for the filling up of the digital workplace and homes, and includes both desktop and mobile.

The tool has been installed on 2 billion devices by the company, which is a ‘freemium’ model, which is the cost of entry for individual users while enterprise customers pay an annual membership fee.

CFO: Stefan Gaiser, told Reuters that the Front of it in the short term, the priority was to make its presence in the Asia-Pacific region and the United States of america. It will also beef up the marketing team for the enterprise product.

The company will miss our colleagues in Europe, the big question for investors is whether or not it will be in a position to command the kind of ratings enjoyed by the players of the US market to double-digit growth, the sales have doubled.

Stated, you will never have to Zoom Video Communications, Inc., Okta Inc., and Slack Technologies, Inc., which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange in June, at a valuation of more than 50 times the revenue.

Shares in the collaboration app, Slack will have almost halved from their peak, however, as a result of the challenge of delivering growth in revenue and turning a profit, if Microsoft hits back with its competitors ‘ products, and Teams.

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Simple estimates of the potential market, is now worth 10 billion euros, will be tripled in size by 2023, and companies are investing in digital production, and more and more people are working from their own home.

The cash, billings grew by 25% in the previous year, to 230 million euros, accelerating to 37% growth in the first half of the year is 2019. These modules generated for core cash, the profit margins of 52% and earnings in the first six months of this year.

Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the IPO of the company, with the assistance of Bank of America, Barclays capital, and RBC Capital Markets, while Lilja & Co. has acted as an advisor for the IPO.

Reporting by Douglas Busvine, Additional reporting by Annika Ross; Editing by Jane Wardell and Deepa Babington

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