CMS has provided legal advice in the course of Inpost SA’s IPO to managers: IPOPEMA Securities S.A., Wood & Company Financial Services and Alior Bank S.A. Brokerage House. The IPO of the largest independent postal operator in Poland saw the offer of existing shares worth over PLN 121 million. Integer.pl SA Group will use proceeds from the sale of the shares to further develop its network of parcel machines (paczkomaty™).
InPost’s IPO involved the sale of 4.85 million shares of the previous owner of Integer.pl Inwestycje, of which 17.4% went to individual investors and 20% to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The share price was set at PLN 25.
The IPO, which took place on 13 October this year at the Warsaw Stock Exchange, is one of the largest public offerings carried out at the WSE in 2015.
In September, CMS announced the expansion of the Capital Markets Team in Poland and the strengthening of its position in the area of IPOs, bond issues and withdrawals of companies from public trading. InPost’s IPO is the first public offering prepared by the expanded CMS team, joined by Michał Pawłowski, partner and head of the team, Rafał Woźniak, Of Counsel, and Magdalena Trzepizur, a lawyer specialising in capital markets law.
“Recently we have seen growing interest in IPOs from other companies. The success of InPost’s IPO is an important factor when they make decisions about the direction of their development. InPost’s success may be a strong argument for the development via the stock exchange,” says Michał Pawłowski, partner at CMS and head of the Capital Markets Team. “This transaction proves that good companies may debut on the Warsaw Stock Exchange successfully, even in difficult times for the capital markets,” adds Rafał Woźniak, Of Counsel in the CMS Capital Markets Team.