• ISIN: DE000A0WMNK9
  • Country: Germany

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VAPIANO SE: German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) approves Initial Public Offering (IPO) prospectus

DGAP-News: VAPIANO SE / Key word(s): IPO

14.06.2017 / 18:15
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VAPIANO SE: German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) approves Initial Public Offering (IPO) prospectus

Bonn, 14 June 2017 - The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) today approved the securities prospectus of Vapiano SE ("Vapiano" or "the Company") relating to the Company's Initial Public Offering ("IPO" or "Offering") , and notified the approval to the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). The prospectus has been published on the company's website at The shares in Vapiano will be offered from Friday, 16 June 2017, until presumably 26 June 2017. Commencement of trading in the Vapiano shares (ISIN DE000A0WMNK9 / WKN A0WMNK) is expected on 27 June 2017 on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard).

As stated in the prospectus, the Offering will comprise a primary offering up to 4,047,620 new shares and a secondary component of up to 33,533,123 existing shares, as well as up to 758,074 additional shares for the purpose of covering potential over-allotments. The price range for offered shares has been set between EUR 21 and EUR 27 per share.

Barclays Bank PLC, Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG, and Jefferies International Limited are acting as Joint Global Coordinators and jointly with UniCredit Bank AG as Joint Bookrunners. Lazard & Co. GmbH is acting as financial advisor to Vapiano.

With its innovative "Fresh Casual Dining" concept, gastronomic lifestyle brand VAPIANO founded a new category in the system catering industry in 2002. It combines elements of "fast casual" and "casual dining", thus giving guests a high degree of self-determination. Quality, freshness and transparency are the basis of the restaurant concept. VAPIANO uses almost exclusively fresh ingredients. Pasta, pizza dough, sauces, dressings as well as dolci are made from scratch in every single VAPIANO, sometimes even in the middle of the guest room in the glass manifattura. The dishes are prepared in the show kitchen, directly in front of the guest and "à la minute". This concept and a cosmopolitan ambience are VAPIANO's recipe for success. From Hamburg the idea quickly spread to the whole world. VAPIANO currently counts 186 restaurants in over 30 countries on five continents. For more information, visit


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Knut Engelmann
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Investor Relations contact:

Harald Kinzler
Phone: +49 69 5060 37579


This communication constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy securities. The public offering (in Germany and Luxembourg) will be made solely by means of, and on the basis of, a published securities prospectus. An investment decision regarding the publicly offered securities of Vapiano SE should only be made on the basis of the securities prospectus. The securities prospectus is available free of charge from Vapiano SE, Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 22, D-53113 Bonn, Germany as well as on

This communication does not constitute or form part of an offer of securities for sale or solicitation of an offer to purchase securities in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Japan or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer may be restricted. The securities referred to in this communication have not been, and will not be, registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States, except on the basis of an applicable exemption from registration or in a transaction not subject to registration under the Securities Act. There will be no public offering of securities in the United States or anywhere else, except for Germany and Luxembourg.

In the United Kingdom, this communication is directed only at persons who: (i) are qualified investors within the meaning of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended) and any relevant implementing measures and/or (ii) are outside the United Kingdom or (iii) have professional experience in matters relating to investments and fall within the definition of "investment professionals" contained in article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the "Order") or are persons falling within article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) of the Order, or fall within another exemption to the Order (all such persons referred to in (i) to (iii) above together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). Any person who is not a Relevant Person must not act or rely on this communication or any of its contents. Any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons.

The bookrunners are acting exclusively for the Company and the Selling Shareholders and no-one else in connection with the Offering. They will not regard any other person as their respective client in relation to the Offering and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company and the Selling Shareholders for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients, nor for providing advice in relation to the Offering, the contents of this announcement or any other matter referred to herein.

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