By Powerscourt on 29/01/2021
POWERSCOURT SUCCESSFULLY SUPPORTS INPOST’S €8 BILLION FLOAT
Accelerated listing on Euronext Amsterdam due to significant investor demand
Powerscourt is proud to have supported InPost, the leading e-commerce enablement platform in Poland with growing operations in the UK, on its listing on Euronext Amsterdam. The deal, which priced on Wednesday January 27, valued the company at €8 billion, making it the largest ever EMEA Technology IPO.
Powerscourt coordinated all communications activity from London, working with local agencies in Poland and the Netherlands, to deliver a comprehensive programme in support of the deal.
InPost provides delivery services through its network of Automated Parcel Machines (APMs) and to-door couriers as well as fulfilment services to e-commerce merchants, providing consumers with a lower cost, flexible, convenient, environmentally friendly and contactless delivery option. It owns and operates 12,254 APMs and handled 248 million parcel deliveries via its machines in 2020.
Prior to listing, InPost had a strong track record of rapid growth having doubled revenue and nearly trebled Operating EBITDA over the nine months to the end of September 2020. InPost’s strategy is to continue to offer merchants and consumers in Poland a continuously improving delivery experience while growing further in the UK and also tapping into new markets in Europe.
The Powerscourt team of Peter Ogden, James White, Elly Williamson, Linda Gu and Gerard Lyons worked closely with the in-house communications teams at both InPost and Advent, InPost’s majority owner.
The transaction was additionally supported by Citi, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan who acted as joint global coordinators while ABN AMRO, Barclays and Jefferies acted as joint bookrunners.
Peter Ogden, Partner at Powerscourt, said: “InPost is a fantastic company and precisely the sort of high growth, innovative and market-leading business we enjoy working with. The level of interest in the IPO is testament to the hard work that InPost, Advent and the wider advisory line-up have delivered as part of the deal and we are immensely proud to have played a part in helping to tell the story of this transaction. We are looking forward to working with InPost now that it is a listed company in Amsterdam and are excited to continue our relationship.”