The German flavours and fragrances company Symrise has floated today on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange at an issue price of EUR 17.25, making it the largest IPO in Germany this year. With a freefloat of around 70%, the IPO raised approximately EUR 1.4bn for the company.
Charcoal and natural additives company saw final bids from two banks and one direct lender
VCs including the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, BtoV and Ringier Digital Ventures also participated
Around 40 existing and new LPs, including British Patient Capital and the EIF, participated
Fund will invest in buyouts, recapitalisations and carve-outs of both profitable and underperforming businesses