03 Jun 2024

More public-to-private transaction and Euronext’s new pre-IPO programme in 2024

Brill, a Dutch academic publishing house listed for 127 years, appointed CFF Communications as the communications advisor for their intended merger with German peer De Gruyter. After Ordina, Beter Bed Holding and a multinational telecommunications company, Brill is the fourth client we have supported in their public to private transaction in the course of 2023.

Brill was one of several companies that have announced their delisting from Euronext Amsterdam this year, while the IPO appetite remained low for the second year in a row. Euronext’s CEO Stéphane Boujnah attributes the delay and cancellation of IPOs to volatility and geopolitical tensions. Should market conditions change, Boujnah sees potential for IPOs as ‘there is a fairly full pipeline’, he told Het Financieele Dagblad in November.

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Anticipating such changes, Euronext has launched IPOready, a comprehensive educational programme designed for companies that are ready to take the next step towards going public. We are proud to again partner with Euronext for IPOready, providing executives with the communications tools and insights they need when they consider an IPO and for the life as a listed company.