NEON EQUI­TY AG plans fur­ther expan­si­on of its invest­ment in publi­ty through exten­si­ve share purcha­ses

  • Purcha­ses of the publi­ty share also plan­ned at signi­fi­cant­ly hig­her share pri­ces
  • Expan­si­on of the publi­ty sta­ke to almost 55 % in recent months
  • Acqui­si­ti­on of over 210,000 shares in 2023 main­ly through purcha­ses on the stock exch­an­ge
  • Signi­fi­cant upturn in publi­ty­’s busi­ness expec­ted from the end of 2024
  • Ger­man com­mer­cial real estate in demand among US inves­tors due to fal­ling pri­ces

Frank­furt am Main, Decem­ber 7, 2023 - NEON EQUI­TY AG (“NEON EQUI­TY”, ISIN: DE000A3DW408), a foun­der-led inves­tor and growth enabler, plans to fur­ther expand its sta­ke in publi­ty AG (“publi­ty”, ISIN: DE0006972508). To this end, NEON EQUI­TY will con­ti­nue its exten­si­ve share purcha­ses, pri­ma­ri­ly on and off the stock exch­an­ge. NEON EQUI­TY will also con­ti­nue its purcha­ses at share pri­ces signi­fi­cant­ly abo­ve the cur­rent pri­ce level. The back­ground to this is publi­ty­’s posi­ti­ve long-term busi­ness pro­s­pects in NEON EQUI­TY­’s opi­ni­on and the low valua­ti­on of the com­pa­ny on the stock exch­an­ge from the inves­tor’s point of view. Accor­din­gly, NEON EQUI­TY has alre­a­dy increased its sta­ke in publi­ty to almost 55% in recent months by acqui­ring shares with a volu­me of more than 210,000 shares (sin­ce the begin­ning of 2023). Most of the purcha­ses were made on the stock exch­an­ge.

NEON EQUI­TY expects a signi­fi­cant upturn in publi­ty­’s busi­ness in the next 12-18 months. Demand for Ger­man com­mer­cial real estate should then pick up, par­ti­cu­lar­ly among US inves­tors. In a real estate mar­ket that is likely to con­ti­nue to be cha­rac­te­ri­zed by decli­ning pri­ces, US inves­tors are expec­ted to use this envi­ron­ment as a favorable oppor­tu­ni­ty to enter Ger­man com­mer­cial real estate in the long term. Favorable fac­tors could be fal­ling inte­rest rates in the USA in the coming quar­ters and the upco­ming elec­tion year 2024. As an expe­ri­en­ced asset mana­ger with a focus on Ger­man com­mer­cial real estate and exten­si­ve mar­ket exper­ti­se, NEON EQUI­TY belie­ves publi­ty should bene­fit in par­ti­cu­lar from this deve­lo­p­ment and par­ti­ci­pa­te through fin­ders’ fees and ongo­ing fees.

Tho­mas Olek, foun­der and CEO of NEON EQUI­TY AG: We remain com­ple­te­ly con­vin­ced of the publi­ty busi­ness model. The cur­rent cri­sis is lea­ding to a mar­ket shake­out - both in the area of real estate com­pa­nies and inves­tors, but also among real estate asset mana­gers. publi­ty is alre­a­dy one of the top 3 real estate asset mana­gers in Ger­ma­ny and will emer­ge stron­ger from the con­so­li­da­ti­on due to its mar­ket posi­ti­on and con­tin­ued solid basis. publi­ty has a par­ti­cu­lar­ly strong net­work of inves­tors in the Ang­lo-Ame­ri­can regi­on. The­se inves­tors are usual­ly the first to return as buy­ers in the late pha­se of real estate cri­ses. As a major share­hol­der and inves­tor, we want to take advan­ta­ge of this oppor­tu­ni­ty for our share­hol­ders and the­r­e­fo­re con­ti­nue to buy publi­ty shares. As the majo­ri­ty share­hol­der of NEON EQUI­TY, I am also inves­t­ing my own money to a lar­ge ext­ent, which under­lines the fact that I con­sider the cur­rent publi­ty share pri­ces on the stock mar­ket to be cle­ar­ly too low.”


NEON EQUI­TY AG invests in ESG com­pli­ant com­pa­nies with high growth oppor­tu­ni­ties in future indus­tries such as AI, mobi­li­ty, nut­ri­ti­on, health and ener­gy and accom­pa­nies them in suc­cessful IPOs. In doing so, NEON EQUI­TY is one of the lea­ding pro­vi­ders in advi­sing IPOs and capi­tal mar­ket tran­sac­tions and con­nects fast-gro­­wing ESG com­pa­nies with inter­na­tio­nal insti­tu­tio­nal inves­tors. NEON EQUI­TY thus pur­sues a sus­tainable and stock mar­ket rele­vant stra­tegy and advi­ses its port­fo­lio part­ners inde­pendent­ly of banks on all capi­tal mar­ket instru­ments.

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