Vienna Stock Exchange Raised EUR 3.1 Billion in Capital in 1HY 2014

Professional ServicesReal Estate ♦ Published: July 2, 2014; 16:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

In the first half of 2014, Austrian companies raised more than EUR 3.1 billion in fresh capital through the Vienna Stock Exchange. This volume is larger than the aggregate volume of the past two years (transaction volume 2012 and 2013: EUR 2.1 billion) and the highest level achieved since 2007. The volume consists of the capital increases of Raiffeisen Bank International (EUR 2.78 billion), Porr (EUR 120 million), and the successful initial public offering of FACC (around EUR 213 million).

VSE Raised EUR 3.1 Billion in Capital in 1HY 2014 / Picture: © Wiener Börse AG / VSE Vienna Stock Exchange

This year, the Vienna Stock Exchange has posted year-on-year gains in trading volumes every month up to now.

The total increase in trading volume in the first half of the year in Austrian equities was around 30% (January to June 2014).

By contrast, equity trading volumes (January to May 2014) on the London Stock Exchange rose 23%, on Deutsche Börse 11% and on the Warsaw…

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