World’s largest IPO in life sciences since 2016 (by volume) on German stock exchange

With an IPO volume of EUR 3,652m, the IPO of MDax member Siemens Healthineers AG in March 2018 has been the largest offering of the last five years in Life Sciences. The second largest IPO volume amounted to EUR 2,885m at JD Health International Inc. in December 2020. The IPO of Avantor, Inc. in May 2019 is ranked third with an IPO volume of EUR 2,593m.

Overall, the biotech sub-sector is dominating the top 5 rankings with 8 IPOs, followed by companies operating in the healthcare services sub-sector with 6 IPOs. Unsurprisingly, the smallest volume range in the top 5 ranking is observable at IPOs on US stock exchanges, underlining the high number of large fundings in the US. 

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