Listed Tech companies

DAXsector All Technology continues to outperform DAX, TecDAX and DAXsector All Software

The DAXsector All Technology, which tracks the performance of all technology stocks traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, heads the IT sector with 52.49 per cent growth within the past twelve months. It thus continues to outperform the TecDAX, which includes the 30 largest German tech companies. The latter recorded gains of 20.49 per cent over the past twelve months. The DAXsector All Software saw the poorest performance within the IT sector, with losses of 0.21 per cent.

Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie AG: fastest-growing tech company within the past twelve months

At 362 per cent growth within the past twelve months, Energy company Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie (ISIN: DE000A0JL9W6) heads the list of tech companies with the strongest development. This is followed by the high-tech engineering company Manz AG (ISIN: DE000A0JQ5U3) with a plus of 268 per cent and the manufacturing technology provider SLM Solutions Group AG (ISIN: DE000A111338) with a plus of 246 per cent.

27 per cent of companies listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange are classified as tech

On the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, 27 per cent of all listed companies are classified as Tech companies. Of these, over 50 per cent are active in the IT sector, and the majority is operationally active in the Software sector. They include heavyweights such as SAP SE, NEMETSCHEK AG and Bechtle AG as well as SMEs such as DATAGROUP SE and Mensch & Maschine Software AG. The latest addition to this sector was Cherry AG, a global manufacturer of high-end switches for keyboards and computer input devices.

In addition, the sub-sectors Biotechnology, Medical Technology, Advanced Industrial Equipment and Renewable Energies as well as the Telecommunications sector are classified as Tech on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

TecDAX companies have an average market capitalisation of around €19 billion and an average monthly trading volume of €677 million.

Market capitalisation reflects the total value of a company’s stocks. On the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, just around 65 per cent of tech companies are so-called small- and mid-caps with a market capitalisation below 0.5 or €1.5 billion. The 30 most valuable listed tech companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange are included in TecDAX. In total, more than 24 per cent of listed tech companies are so-called large caps with a market capitalisation of over €1.5 billion. The largest listed tech company in Germany is SAP SE with a market capitalisation of over €145 billion.

The average monthly trading volume of a TecDAX company was €677 million in 2020. By comparison, the average monthly trading volume in MDAX was €365 million; in DAX, it was €2.44 billion.

OBTO = Order Book Turnover

Four new tech companies on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

With a total of 15 new listings and a resulting total issue volume of over €9 billion, the Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse (FWB®, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange) recorded its best half-year in the primary market business since 2000 within the first six months of 2021, with tech companies accounting for a large part of the volume. The tech sector’s largest new entries were the IPOs of Vodafone subsidiary Vantage Towers AG with an issue volume of €2.3 billion and of SUSE S.A. with an issue volume of €1.12 billion.

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TecDAX investors



No. Investments

BlackRock, Inc.



Allianz Global Investors GmbH



DWS Investment GmbH



Invesco Ltd.



T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.



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SAP closes largest German M&A deal by a listed tech company

After a comparatively moderate start, the German M&A market recovered significantly in the second quarter of 2021. While activity among listed companies in the tech sector remained largely cautious, other M&A business reached its three-year high. The largest M&A deal by a listed tech company in the first half of 2021 was SAP’s purchase of Signavio, a software start-up in Berlin. The Walldorf-based software giant intends to expand its cloud offering in the long term and paid roughly €1 billion for the deal. On the sales side, the main focus in the tech sector was the takeover of the Prime Standard-listed software company Fyber by the American company Digital Turbine.




Transaction target







€1 billion


Fyber N.V.



Digital Turbine Inc. 

€600 million


Compleo Charging Solutions AG



Wallbe GmbH

€35 million


Adesso SE



KIWI Consulting

€16 million


EQS Group AG



Business Keeper GmbH

€95 million





Visus Health IT

€50 million


Data source: Deutsche Börse AG                                                                     As at 30 June 2021

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