The letters with the name of German tech company Teamviewer, a maker of the eponymous screen sharing and conferencing software, is displayed in front of the exchange in Frankfurt, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Photo: AP)
Teamviewer, the maker of the eponymous screen-sharing and conferencing software, has held the biggest initial public offering for a German tech company since the dot-com boom.
Shares in Teamviewer began trading at 26.25 euros ($28.88) on the Frankfurt exchange Wednesday, valuing the company at 5.25 billion euros ($5.78 billion).
Up to 42% of Teamviewer’s stock, or 84 million shares, have been offered publicly.
Teamviewer’s owner, Britain-based investment firm Permira, bought the company for 870 million euros in 2014 and will retain a stake of at least 58%.
The company provides a free version of its software and a premium version with about 368,000 subscribers.
Teamviewer has about 800 employees, about half of which work at its offices in Goeppingen, outside the southwestern city of Stuttgart.