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German IPOs & Employee Share Ownership

GoingPublic Magazin, the leading press publication regarding Employee Share Ownership in the German market, has published an article on 2018 German IPOS & Employee Share Ownership for its annual ”Employee Share Ownership” Special Edition 2018. The article was written by Global Shares’ Managing Director  Germany, Jörg Ziegler. 

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In the article Jörg deals with the topic of IPOs in Germany in 2018 – a year of record high IPOs. yet this has not yet transferred into a surge in share-based participation programs for employees. 

None of the IPO companies introduced an employee participation program for the IPO to their employees.

This article deals with the background and causes of this development, one of which lies in the overflowing regulatory framework in place following the financial crisis.


Read the full article here!


For further information:

Global Shares Managing Director, Jörg Ziegler

A: Marienplatz 2, 80331, München, Germany.

T: +49 (89) 38038-749

M: +49 (0) 173 3130171



About Global Shares:

Global Shares – Winner of the Deloitte ‘FinTech Company of the Year Award’ 2017, and a Deloitte Fast 50™ Company 2018 – is a leading global provider of equity compensation management solutions for corporate clients and their employees in over 100 countries worldwide.

We make it easy for companies to deliver shares to their global employees using our industry-leading share plan administration software, share-dealing, global custody, financial reporting and global compliance services. We are a MiFID and Finra/SEC regulated firm.

Over the past decade Global Shares has experienced dramatic growth, having developed a highly innovative cloud-based software solution for private and public companies of all sizes to manage their employee equity plans. This proprietary, global technology platform enables seamless service to clients with employees across jurisdictions, time zones, currencies and languages. Global Shares’ clients include some of the largest and best-known companies in the world, including Cargill (US), GlaxoSmithKline (UK), Sage (UK), Generali (IT) and many more.

Our software platform is developed 100% in-house, supported by a highly skilled team of 200 equity professionals delivering the highest levels of service with a personal touch. Our software and services have set a new benchmark for the global share plan administration industry.

Global Shares is headquartered in Ireland, with offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Hong Kong, China and the United States.

For more information please visit our website:

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