Equity Capital Markets

Take advantage of our full range of services covering the equity capital markets and debt capital markets. These services see us cover the value chain of a capital markets transaction end to end, from the generation of ideas to structuring and execution of the best solution. And it’s all carried out by our expert team, who hold leading positions in the Swiss small and mid-cap market.

What we offer


We specialise in initial public offerings on the SIX Swiss Exchange, with a leading position thanks to our number of syndicate roles in IPOs since 2005.

Share placements

We advise and complete share placements by means of rights offerings, accelerated bookbuildings and block trades, as the sole or joint lead manager or execution agent.

Capital structure advisory

We advise our clients on all matters relating to capital structure and implementation of these structures, thanks to our capital market products and corporate services.

Share buyback

We assist clients in buying back their shares via various types of share buybacks and for cancellation or treasury purposes.

Our team has decades of experience. Large and small projects alike, we treat them all with the highest priority and enthusiasm.
Dr Richard Schindler
Dr Richard Schindler
Head of Capital Markets

Preferred partner for capital market transactions

Our broad range of products and services in the capital markets sector means we are able to offer our customers comprehensive solutions. ZĂĽrcher Kantonalbank assisted on a large number of the 468 equity capital market transactions for SIX-listed companies between 2016 and 2022 and, with 125 transactions, is top-ranked once again.

Selected reference transactions

Selected equity capital market transactions from 2020 to 2023 YTD.

May 2023

Capital Increase

CHF 489m

ZKB: Sole Global Coordinator

May 2023

3.75% Convertible Bond

EUR 216m

ZKB: Senior Lead Manager

Apr 2023

Share Buy-Back 2nd Trading Line

max. CHF 2bn

ZKB: Lead Manager

Jun 2022

Capital Increase

CHF 123m

ZKB: Sole Global Coordinator

Jun 2022

Merger with Poenina Holding

ZKB: Sole Lead Manager

Mar 2022

Public Offer and partial Exchange Offer

CHF 119m

ZKB: Offer Manager

May 2022

Capital Increase

CHF 202m

ZKB: Joint Bookrunner

Nov 2021

Capital Increase

CHF 584m

ZKB: Joint Bookrunner

Sep 2021

Accelerated Bookbuilding

CHF 117m

ZKB: Global Coordinator

May 2021


CHF 506m

ZKB: Joint Bookrunner

Mar 2021

Capital Increase

CHF 200m

ZKB: Sole Lead Manager

Jun 2020

Accelerated Bookbuilding

CHF 300m

ZKB: Joint Bookrunner

ECM instruments and services

For many years, ZĂĽrcher Kantonalbank has been one of the leading structurers of ECM transactions in Switzerland. Due to our leading role across a wide range of transactions and product types, we know the Swiss market and ECM requirements inside out.

  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Secondary offerings
  • Block trades
  • Capital increases (share placements with or without rights offering)
  • Placements of shares/accelerated bookbuildings
  • Shareholder options
  • Share/scrip dividends
  • Mergers
  • Tender offers
  • Spin-offs
  • Share buybacks (discretionary strategies and benchmark-oriented structures)
  • Nominal value reductions
  • (Reverse) splits
  • Share conversions
  • Capital structure advisory

Debt capital market and special products

The Debt Capital Markets and Special Products departments at ZĂĽrcher Kantonalbank stand for best-in-class comprehensive advice for our clients on all our debt capital market products. Our particular strengths lie in issuance of public straight bonds, green bonds, convertible bonds, private placements and hybrid structures.

Through regular exchanges with investors, Zürcher Kantonalbank benefits from up-to-the-minute information from bond investors on their needs in terms of maturities, volumes and rating classes. We generate substantial demand in all the relevant investor segments and, with the largest Swiss franc sales team, have outstanding placement power through a unique network of institutional investors and cantonal banks, and exclusive access to Zürcher Kantonalbank’s asset management.

DCM instruments and services

When it comes to DCM transactions, Zürcher Kantonalbank is one of Switzerland’s leading experts – and has been for many years. No matter what kind of debt capital market issue you’re interested in, we’re experts in the field and are happy to advise you to ensure your success.

  • Equity-linked and straight bonds
  • Green bonds
  • Hybrid instruments
  • Capital structure advisory
  • Restructurings
  • Bond repurchases

Regular capital market updates

Receive updates on debt capital market activities in our monthly Capital Market Newsletter and learn about equity primary market activities in our quarterly IPO Newsletter.

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