12 Nov 2019
DGAP-News: EXASOL AG
/ Key word(s): Strategic Company Decision/IPO
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Exasol AG is planning an IPO for 2020
- Exasol AG ("Exasol"), helps organizations become truly data-driven with their high performance, in-memory, MPP database, specifically designed for analytics. The dynamically growing technology leaders are now planning an initial public offering of their shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2020.
- The unique design approach to Exasol's extremely powerful in-memory analytics database (RDBMS) enables enterprises to uncover business value - by giving them fast and efficient access to data analytics across their operational and decision-support processes.
- Exasol is also perfectly positioned to be the analytics database of choice in the fast-growing markets of Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, Data Warehouse Modernization and Data Science (Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence) and is set to benefit strongly from the growth potential in a multi-billion Euro global market.
- The company plans to invest the initial proceeds of the IPO to support their growth strategy - primarily in the areas of client base expansion, brand awareness, and increased internationalization.
Founded in 2000, Exasol has developed and refined a unique analytics database, purpose-built for the growing demand for data-driven business. Their high-performance in-memory analytics database gives organizations the ability to transform how they work with data, on-premises, in the cloud or both - by combining in-memory, massively parallel processing and the most agile, extensible and platform-agnostic technology as possible. The company has employees spread across its offices in Nuremberg, Berlin, London, Paris, and Atlanta and offers high-end database solutions for an array of high-profile customers.
Aaron Auld (CEO) and Mathias Golombek (CTO) have been working together at Exasol since 2006, developing the company into a technology leader in the data warehouse market, and laying the foundation for international expansion. Michael Konrad joined Exasol as CFO in 2015, previously holding CEO and CFO positions in other listed software companies.
Initial Public Offering in 2020
In October 2019, Exasol completed a pre-IPO placement of shares to a small number of long-term investors, paving the way for an initial public offering in 2020.
"We're extremely happy with the outcome of the placement and we're excited about Exasol's next growth phase together with our new shareholders," said Aaron Auld, CEO of Exasol.
Further details concerning the planned IPO will be disclosed in due course. The IPO will not only provide the necessary growth funding but will also materially increase the growth rate by creating global awareness for the Exasol brand - and pave the road for further internationalization.
Hauck & Aufhäuser acted as Sole Global Coordinator and Sole Bookrunner for the private placement and has been appointed as Sole Global Coordinator and Sole Bookrunner for the IPO.
To learn more about Exasol, please visit www.exasol.com
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