Swiss tech companies show great interest in IPOs


12 Swiss companies joined Euronext’s stock exchange coaching programme. And at least half a dozen more have communicated IPO plans.


Three Swiss deep tech companies went already public this year: Sensirion, Medartis and Polyphor. And the pipeline is well filled. This is shown for example by those companies that will participate in Euronext’s TechShare coaching programme. The programme helps to familiarise innovative businesses with capital markets and gives them the information they need to reach the next stage of their growth and go public. This year for the first time, the nine-month programme will be organized not only in Euronext's home countries France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal, but also in Germany, Spain, Italy and Switzerland. The expansion follows the opening of representative offices in these four countries a year ago. 

Twelve tech companies from Switzerland will participate in the TechShare programme. These include companies from the biotech, medtech, fintech, software, electronics and hardware sectors. Not all participants want to be named publicly; the officially confirmed Swiss participants include Abionic, Beqom, Cellestia, Loanboox, Mircea Tudor Scan Tech, SIS Medical and Video Intelligence. The TechShare program started today with a two-day kick-off event in Paris at the leading business school HEC for all participating companies from Europe. A second joint session will take place in March 2019. Over a period of nine months, sessions tailored to local needs will also be held in each country. The Swiss sessions start in November and will take place in Basel, Berne, Lausanne, Geneva and Zurich.

Apart from these companies, several other start-ups have announced plans to go public. On Startupticker we have reported about TVP Solar, Beekeeper, Nexthink, Adienne and Balluun. In addition, Sophia Genetics and Medacta are regarded as IPO candidates.