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CMS Hasche Sigle advises Sal. Oppenheim on the IPO of BDI BioDiesel


The Austrian plant construction company BDI BioDiesel International AG has successfully concluded its IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and has thus become the first listed company in the Prime Standard from the field of biofuel. BDI BioDiesel is a worldwide leading provider of complete solutions for plants for the production of bio diesel. With its 70 employees the company generated a turnover of almost EUR 39 million in the first half of 2006.

The IPO met with great interest from private and institutional investors. The issue was more than doubly oversubscribed. The issue volume is ca. EUR 83 million. BDI BioDiesel received almost EUR 43 million as a result of the IPO.

Bankhaus Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. KGaA accompanied the IPO as sole bookrunner and coordinator. The Erste Bank of the österreichische Sparkassen AG was appointed co-lead manager.

Led by Dr Andreas Zanner the Frankfurt IPO team from CMS Hasche Sigle together with the IPO team led by Dr Martin Zuffer from CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz advised the consortium banks and was responsible for drawing up, approval and notification of the prospectus and had overall responsibility for the legal aspects of transaction management.

Advisers to the bank consortium

CMS Hasche Sigle (Frankfurt)
Dr Andreas Zanner (lead partner); Dr Jochen Schlotter; Philipp Melzer; Dr Martin Kniehase

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Vienna)
Dr Martin Zuffer (lead partner), Katharina Sax

Contact CMS Hasche Sigle:

Dr Andreas Zanner
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 / 71 701-139
E-mail: [email protected]

About CMS Hasche Sigle:

CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 450 lawyers. It covers the entire area of commercial law and provides legal advice to major German and international companies from a wide spectrum of industry. CMS Hasche Sigle operates at all the major business centres. It has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Dresden, Brussels, Belgrade, Moscow, Prague and Shanghai.

CMS Hasche Sigle is a partnership of lawyers and tax consultants; for register details / list of partners see www.cms-hs.com

CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, an alliance of leading independent European law firms. With over 595 partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 4,200 support staff we advise our clients at commercial locations in 47 business centres in Europe and further afield on legal and tax issues.

Local strength, legal and tax advice tailored to the requirements of the market combined with a substantial amount of business and organisational integration form the basis for high-quality international legal advice.

In addition to CMS Hasche Sigle, the following firms are also members of the CMS alliance: CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy), CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain), CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France), CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (Great Britain), CMS DeBacker (Belgium), CMS Derks Star Busmann (the Netherlands), CMS von Erlach Henrici (Switzerland) and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria). CMS has 57 offices in 23 countries in Western and Central Europe, North and South America, Asia and North Africa.

For further information on CMS Hasche Sigle see www.cms-hs.com and on the CMS alliance see http:// www.cmslegal.com .