Listen up: Podcast discussion "Mythbusting"

27 Oct 2021

Listen up: Podcast discussion "Mythbusting"

In this episode of our "Road to IPO" podcast series, the most common myths surrounding an IPO are highlighted, discussed and debunked.

Our Capital Market Partner Christian von Dreising (Head of Equity Capital Markets at Hauck und Aufhäuser) and Bernd Wagner (CFO and CEO of Cherry AG) are in conversation with host Joël Kaczmarek.

The following questions will be answered in this podcast episode:

  • What are the reasons for going public?
  • What factors besides valuation play a role in the selection of a stock exchange?
  • Which investors can I reach?
  • What are the most important prerequisites for reaching investors?
  • How long does an IPO process take?

Stefan Weiner (1)

Christian von Dreising is Head of Equity Capital Markets in the Investment Banking division of Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG. For more than 18 years, he has been responsible for corporate and capital market financing for companies from the DACH region. His focus is in particular on small and mid cap companies that are characterized by innovative business models, high degrees of digitalization of the value chain and disproportionate growth rates.

Stefan Weiner (1)

Bernd Wagner was born in Munich, Germany, in 1961. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Mr. Wagner is an internationally experienced executive with more than thirty years of experience in various industries (IT services, restructuring, private equity, healthcare, aviation, furniture industry and business services), countries and management positions. Previous positions include Member of the Management Board and Supervisory Board at Internationale Möbel-Selection AG, Chief Restructuring Officer at Nexpert AG and Chief Financial Officer at NorCom Information Technology AG.


Joël Kaczmarek is founder of digital kompakt and moderates the discussion. This podcast is produced in cooperation with digital kompakt, an online trade magazine on digital business models, companies and developments.


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