The initial public offering in 2015 marked the beginning of a new chapter in Siltronic’s long history. The independence of the former Wacker Chemie AG subsidiary had already been systematically prepared in the previous years, as Dr. Christoph von Plotho, Siltronic AG CEO, emphasized before the IPO. The IPO came at a time when Siltronic was very well-positioned for a successful, independent future. Following the stock market launch Wacker initially continued to hold the majority share in Siltronic, but subsequently sold a larger block of shares at the beginning of 2017. Since then, Wacker Chemie AG has held a minority stake in Siltronic AG of just under 31 percent. A strategic goal that was clearly communicated when the company went public was realized.
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