Due to his extensive experience in this field, Sebastian Seibold is able to support you in all phases of initial public offering (IPO) transactions. He will anticipate and help you to handle the various challenges arising out of such a 'mammoth task' – not only from the legal but also from a process management perspective. He is an associate in our Frankfurt office and advises companies as well as national and international financial institutions on all aspects of corporate and capital markets law. IPO transactions also serve as an excellent example of the benefits of Sebastian's integrated advisory approach: Whether it's a reorganisation or a change in the corporate governance in order to be IPO ready, the underwriting agreement, the IPO insurance or the securities prospectus, he is able draft all of the more than 50 documents required for an IPO and he stands by your side when it comes to negotiating these documents. First his broad legal knowledge enables Sebastian to handle due diligence issues efficiently.
Secondly, with his comprehensive business understanding, he is able to assist you discussing business or financial issues with the auditors or consultancy companies engaged for the preparation of tailor-made market studies. And, what is even more important, he can implement financial, business or market data in the prospectus without the need of constant guidance from your end, so that he requires your valuable time only when it's absolutely necessary.
As the third element of his approach, Sebastian always maintains a watchful eye on the process management and may, as an additional benefit, support your internal processes. Besides IPOs, Sebastian has a strong focus on advising clients on other sophisticated capital market transactions such as capital increases, the issuance of convertible bonds or share buybacks. He also advises on restructurings, stock corporation law, corporate governance as well as capital market compliance.
Advising Bankhaus Lampe and Citigroup on the IPO of Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
Advising Citi on the approx. €1bn scrip dividend/rights issue of Deutsche Telekom AG
Advising Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank on the €180m IPO of SLM Solutions Group AG
Advising GRENKELEASING AG on the payment of a share dividend and a rights issue in connection thereto
Advising Berenberg on the €27m placement of treasury shares by CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA