Investment Banking <br> with Style & Excellence

Investment Banking
with Style & Excellence


Re-Setting the bar

Fast-growing Investment Banking division of Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe, recognized as the leading player for German Small & Mid Caps.

Our joint efforts can drive your individual success. Our mission: To maintain the three-digit-percent average growth rate achieved over the last years and to be the go-to name for Capital Markets-related inquiries from SMEs in German-speaking countries. Achieving this, is after all the ultimate proof of our clients’ satisfaction.

Living our vision

Hauck Aufhäuser Investment Banking (HAIB) started as an idea in a London Tapas Bar in 2008, based on the strong belief that with great employees, long-term relationships with clients must be possible in our industry. Founded at the peak of the financial crisis by three friends in Hamburg, HAIB has grown into a 60-person entity with offices in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Munich, London, Paris, and Zürich.

We are entrepreneurial in heart and soul. Our core principle for crafting unique equity stories together resides on a qualified mix between proven experience, out-of-the-box thinking, and passion. Outstanding efforts focusing on our clients’ benefit and tailor-made solutions are the purpose of our daily business activities - "no" is not an option.

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We are an intrinsically motivated team with a solution-oriented approach and outstanding enthusiasm: It is all about saying yes rather than no. Looking up rather than looking down. Being open-minded rather than narrow-minded.

We combine the highest quality service of a well-established private bank on the one side with fast processes and flat hierarchies within an agile organizational structure on the other side. This unique mixture has made us a small but powerful unit with a global market presence.

Our clients are leading Mid Cap Companies within the DACH region as well as Investment Funds, Hedge Funds, Private Equity Investors, Family Offices and Asset Managers. Long-term Orientation & Sustainability, Partnership & Trust, Communication & Transparency as well as excellent Performance are our key drivers for stable client relationships.

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The Equities Value Chain

With the goal in mind to become the number one broker for Mid Cap companies based in the DACH region, we facilitate the buying and selling of said equities by matching up buyers and sellers across Europe and arranging the transaction between both parties.


Our Equity Research team focused on Mid Caps are specialists for stocks in the German-speaking region (DACH). We deliver proactive, detailed and idea-driven research right on the pulse of the market for a coverage consisting over 150 companies. Whether we are writing ongoing research for maintaining our voluntary coverage or writing transactional research in support of ECM transactions (e.g. IPO research), we consistently go beyond the norm and dissect the story from all the angles we can find before putting pen to paper.

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Corporate Brokerage

Our Corporate Brokerage division advises and supports listed companies in the secondary market. Due to our many years of expertise, we are able to provide customized solutions for Investor Relations in the small and mid-cap sector with the aim of strengthening capital market communications in a long-term partnership.

We are active as Designated Sponsor for more than 70 corporate clients on the XETRA Frankfurt and Vienna (Market Making) stock exchanges with an experienced team of traders. By permanently setting both buy and sell orders at low spreads, we ensure liquidity in our mandated stocks at all times and are regularly awarded the top rating "AAe" by Deutsche Börse.



Our Sales approach combines global reach with local presence, with distribution into UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Nordics (Sweden, Finland and Denmark) and Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg). Close and long-standing relations to the relevant investor group for our Mid Cap niche undoubtedly makes us the ideal partner in both the primary and secondary market.

We cover the important financial centers in which our target investors are based and are consistently ranked as the number 1 broker for German Mid Caps according to Extel rankings.


Sales Trading

Our highly experienced, customer-oriented team executes the buying and selling of securities based on orders by institutional clients. Of particular importance in the Mid Cap niche is the reduction of volatility of illiquid stocks to minimize the total transaction costs, achieved by matching up buyers and sellers and creating transaction opportunities which previously did not exist. Our long-standing relationships with interested investors and access to shareholders of various companies leads to high trading market shares and a strong feel for the movement of German Mid Cap shares.



Generating money-making ideas is our Research team’s strong suit. 
This is why after we introduced the “HAIB Alpha List” comprising the highest conviction research recommendations, we partnered up with Vontobel to issue a certificate to reflect the strategy (ISIN: DE000VQ3HAB1)
The Hauck Aufhäuser Best Research Ideas Index offers fundamental stock-picking in the Small- & Mid-Cap space based on a comprehensive bottom-up analysis. Boiling ideas down into a concentrated portfolio and rigidly monitoring equity stories’ developments subsequently rounds off the strategy.
We endeavour to select names with sufficient liquidity and which offer exposure to attractive themes (for example healthcare, green energy transition and digitization). What all of our Best Research Ideas have in common, most importantly, is being fundamentally undervalued and having re-rating catalysts in sight.
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Our success stories

In Capital Markets, we advise corporates on capital market transactions and help raise financing by means of equity as well as debt. Our vastly experienced team takes a fresh approach to each transaction and is driven to structure the perfect solution on a case-by-case basis.

Equity Capital Markets 

In Equity Capital Markets, we advise and support companies throughout ECM transactions such as Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Capital Increases, Rights Issues, Secondary Placements, and more. While our niche for the aforementioned transactions are Medium Sized Enterprises within the DACH region, our rich investor network where we carefully place the deals are geographically diversified dedicated Mid Cap investors across Europe. Throughout the equity raising process, we manage the structuring, syndication, marketing, as well as distribution of the deal.

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Debt Capital Markets

In Debt Capital Markets, we help companies raise debt for acquisitions, or for the purpose of refinancing or restructuring existing debt. As part of our DCM service offering, we issue corporate bonds as well as convertible bonds.

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Our Landmark Transactions

We executed the highest number of German IPOs as Sole Global Coordinator since 2000 (excluding Global Coordinator owned assets). Amongst them, we led the € 416m Cherry AG IPO, the largest Sole GloCo IPO in Germany since 2000. Contact Marc Osigus, our Head of Investment Banking, to learn more about our success stories.

MAY 2021

MAY 2021

IPO 101 Mio. €

Sole GloCo

HAIB acted as Sole Global Coordinator for the €101 million IPO of APONTIS PHARMA AG, the leading single pill company in the German market. The company's unofficial slogan "NO MORE GRANDMA's MUESLI" says it all: APONTIS offers common pill combinations in a single pill, improves patients' life expectancy and reduces overall societal healthcare cost burdens.

JUNE 2021

JUNE 2021

IPO 416 Mio. €

High-Tech Engineering
Sole GloCo

HAIB acted as Sole Global Coordinator for the € 416m Cherry AG IPO, a global innovation and quality leader in the manufacture of premium mechanical gaming switches and peripherals for gaming, office and industry. The IPO was completed in 4 months from kick-off to pricing, was fully upsized by 21%, and multiple times oversubscribed.

MAY 2021

MAY 2021

IPO 173 Mio. €

Sole GloCo

HAIB acted as Sole Global Coordinator for the € 173m hGears AG IPO, a global manufacturer of high-precision gears and components for e-mobility applications. When the IPO priced, this marked the third IPO HAIB had advised as Sole GloCo within a three-week period, the first time this has been achieved by any bank since records began.


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