Siemens Healthineers Launches €4.2 Billion IPO, Second Largest IPO in Germany Since 2001

March 16, 2018

S&C acted as German and U.S. counsel to the underwriters, led by Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan, with respect to the trading of shares of Siemens Healthineers on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, following an initial public offering of 130,434,783 existing shares from the holding of Siemens Healthineer's parent company, Siemens AG, launched on March 16, 2018.
 
Including overallotments of 19,565,217 shares, the IPO had a total offering size of €4.2 billion (approximately $5.2 billion), making it the second largest IPO in Germany since 2001. Following the offering, assuming full exercise of the greenshoe option, Siemens AG will continue to hold an 85 percent stake in Siemens Healthineers.
 
The Siemens Healthineers group was formed in a series of transactions that separated the Siemens healthcare business from the other activities of the Siemens Group. Siemens Healthineers is a global provider of healthcare solutions and services across the full healthcare spectrum (imaging, diagnostics and advanced therapies) with sales in more than 180 countries. In 2017, Siemens Healthineers had combined revenues of around €13.8 billion and a combined EBITDA of €2.9 billion.
 
The IPO consisted of public offerings in Germany and Luxembourg, a Rule 144A placement to qualified institutional buyers in the United States and private placements to institutional investors in other jurisdictions in reliance on Regulation S. The S&C team on the transaction was led by Carsten Berrar and Krystian Czerniecki, along with Clemens Rechberger, Lars Rueve, Daniel Kornack and Lisa Berger. Slki Hong advised on U.S. tax matters.