Listen up: Podcast discussion "Family, Tech, IPO: How does that fit together?"

04 Dec 2020

Listen up: Podcast discussion "Family, Tech, IPO: How does that fit together?"

Titel: Podcast

IPOs are often associated with large, anonymously managed companies. But how does this step work for a family business? And how does the culture of a start-up change on the way to a grown-up?

Our Capital Market Partner Stefan Weiner (Managing Director at J.P. Morgan) and Martin Link (IR Manager at Bechtle AG) are in discussion with moderator Joël Kaczmarek.

The following questions will be answered in this podcast episode:

  • How does a family-owned company manage to go public
  • Why an IPO is the next big growth step for your start-up
  • Experience from experts on all aspects of the IPO process
  • What kind of changes come with the IPO
  • Which types of investors are eligible for an IPO (especially for family businesses)
  • What visions does a successful company like Bechtle pursue
  • What kind of future trends can we expect for the IT industry

Stefan Weiner (1)

Stefan Weiner has been Head of Equity Capital Markets for the DACH region at J.P. Morgan, London/UK since 2010. He focuses on the equity issuance business for the DACH region and consulting in the areas of IPO and capital increase. He joined the company in 1999.

Martin Link (1)

Martin Link studied law at the Universities of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany and Grenoble, France and completed his legal clerkship at the Stuttgart District Court. He has been working in Investor Relations since 2000 and joined Bechtle AG in 2005. In 2013 Link took over as Head of Investor Relations.


Joël Kaczmarek is founder of digital kompakt and moderates the discussion. This podcast is produced in cooperation with digital kompakt, an online trade magazine on digital business models, companies and developments.