Ayondo Pursues IPO After Reverse Takeover Deal Lapses

By Julie Muhn for Finovate

Here’s a quick update on our report a few weeks back that social trading company ayondowould not be undergoing a reverse takeover (RTO) IPO due to a lapsed bid from Singapore-based property developer, Starland Holdings. Today, ayondo has announced that, despite the bid falling through, it is determined to become the first fintech company to IPO on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

The Frankfurt-based company’s CEO Robert Lempka said, “The end of the RTO opens up the way for ayondo to pursue an Initial Public Offering (IPO) instead. The preparation work for an RTO and IPO is almost identical in Singapore and therefore provision is made for a listing in early 2018.”

Other parties involved in the listing include sponsor, UOB Kay Hian Private Limited, as well as the Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX). Both continue to support ayondo in its listing efforts.

Founded in 2008, ayondo offers a brokerage platform that lets users copy the moves of top traders to optimize returns. At FinovateEurope 2013, the company unveiled the newest version of its service, its London brokerage, and a trader career training curriculum. Last month, ayondo received its portfolio management license from German regulator (BaFin).