Listed Tech companies

DAXsector All Technology still outperforms the DAX®, TecDAX® and DAXsector All Software

The DAXsector All Technology tracks the performance of technology companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. With a 26.12 per cent rise over the past twelve months, it is the IT sector front-runner. It has even overtaken the TecDAX, which tracks the performance of the 30 largest German tech companies and has gained a comparatively modest 10.02 per cent.

secunet Security Networks AGbest performing IT company within the past twelve months

With a 152 per cent increase in value per share over the past twelve months, the technology company secunet Security Networks AG (WKN: 727650), a provider of high-quality IT security, has seen the strongest development among IT companies. Runners-up are Allgeier SE (WKN: A2GS63), a technology company for digital transformation, with a 146 per cent rise, and ATOSS Software AG(WKN: 510440), a provider of technology and consulting solutions, at 122 per cent.

31 per cent of companies listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange are classified as tech

On the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, 31 per cent of all listed companies are classified as tech companies. Of these, over 50 per cent are active in the IT sector, with a majority operating in software. These companies include heavyweights SAP SENEMETSCHEK AG and Bechtle AG, but also small and medium-sized companies such as DATAGROUP SE and Mensch und Maschine Software SE. The most recent additions to the software sector are the database provider Exasol AG in Scale and TeamViewer AG, a provider of remote connectivity solutions, in the Prime Standard. Both companies have developed positively since their first day of trading. Among the technology sector companies, 19 per cent are active operationally. The latest addition in the technology sector was HENSOLDT AG, a specialized provider of sensor solutions in the defence and security industry.

The sub-sectors biotechnology, medical technology, advanced industrial equipment and renewable energies as well as the telecommunications sector are also classified as tech on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.



TecDAX companies have an average market capitalisation of €10 billion and an average monthly trading volume of €622 million

The market capitalisation reflects the value of the company on the stock exchange. On the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, almost 65 per cent of tech companies are small cap companies with a market capitalisation of less than €500 million. Otherwise, the TecDAX includes the 30 largest listed tech companies in Frankfurt. In total, more than 17 per cent of the listed tech companies are so-called large caps with a market capitalisation of over €1.5 billion. The largest listed technology group in Germany is SAP SE, with a market capitalisation of over €163 billion.



The average trading volume of a TecDAX company in September was €673 million. By comparison, the average monthly trading volume for an MDAX® company was €361 million, and €2.46 billion in DAX. 

OBTO = Order Book Turnover

Knaus Tabbert AG and HENSOLDT AG: newcomers at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

The capital market is actively used by tech companies for corporate financing. Over the past two years alone, tech companies have raised more than €4 billion each on the capital market. The carve-out of Siemens Healthineers AG with an issue volume of €4.2 billion and the IPO of TeamViewer AG with an issue volume of €1.97 billion determined a large part of this volume.


in EUR

TecDAX investors

Investors

Country

No. Investments

Allianz Global Investors GmbH

GER

17

BlackRock, Inc.

US

16

Axxion S.A.

LUX

9

The Vanguard Group

US

8

Norges Bank

NOR

7

MainFirst SICAV Luxembourg

LUX

6

Swedbank Group

SWE

6

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Largest German M&A deal by a listed tech company in the biotechnology sector

The largest M&A deal by listed tech companies was the sale of Audentes Therapeutics at the end of 2019 for approximately US$3 billion. The takeover of Adesto Technologies Corporation by Dialog Semiconductor plc in February 2020 was the largest buy-side acquisition between January 2019 and September 2020.

Company

Sector

Transaction-Side

Transaction target

Price

Date

BB Biotech AG

Pharma & Healthcare

Sell-Side

Audentes Therapeutics 

3 Mrd. US$

Q4 2019

Dialog Semiconductor plc

Technology

Buy-Side

Adesto Technologies Corporation 

500 Mio. US$

Feb-20

q.beyond AG

Technology

Sell-Side

Plusnet GmbH

229 Mio.€

Jun-19

CompuGroup Medical SE & Co. KGaA

Software

Buy-Side

Teil des IT Healthcare Portfolios 

225 Mio.€

Feb-20

4basebio AG

Pharma & Healthcare

Sell-Side

Proteomics and Immunology business

120 Mio.€

Jan-20

EVOTEC SE 

Pharma & Healthcare

Buy-Side

Just Biotherapeutics, Inc

90 Mio. US$

May-19

CompuGroup Medical SE & Co. KGaA

Software

Buy-Side

MB Invest SAS

72 Mio.€

Dec-19


Data source: Deutsche Börse AG                                                                     As at 30 September 2020

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