The SFS Group intends to go public within 12 to 24 months. The raised equity will enable the Group to capture additional growth opportunities.

At the General Meeting of the SFS Holding AG held on April 19, 2013, the board of directors informed the shareholders about the plan to go public. The Initial Public Offering (IPO) and the emission of new shares will be carefully prepared over the next 12 to 24 months.

The additional equity allows the Group to finance future growth projects, to strengthen the equity base and to secure the long term financing of last year’s acquisition of Unisteel Technology. At the same time, approximately 650 employee shareholders representing some 20% of the share capital, gain access to an efficient trading platform.

The founding families Huber and Stadler support the planned IPO. They are committed to retain a solid majority of the share capital of SFS Holding AG. The SFS Group is convinced that the IPO will support the sustainable development of SFS as an independent company for the benefit of all stakeholders.