EQS Group AG: 20 years from startup to international RegTech Provider
EQS Group AG today celebrates the 20th anniversary since the company was founded. The startup, founded originally as EquityStory.com AG on February 3rd, 2000 in the Lehel area of Munich, has grown into one of the leading international providers of regulatory technology (RegTech). Several thousand companies across Europe, USA and Asia now use cloud solutions from EQS Group for investor relations and corporate compliance.
"We had already set ourselves high goals when we founded the company - now, after 20 years, it is all the more pleasing to see that many of our ideas and visions have been fulfilled. I would like to thank our 380 employees at the nine EQS locations worldwide, without whose great commitment this fantastic milestone would not have been possible", says Achim Weick, who founded EQS Group and still steers EQS Group's fortunes as CEO today.
It all began in 2000 in a small office at Widenmayerstraße 37 in Munich, directly on the river Isar. As EquityStory.com, the first B2B platform for investor relations, the newly founded company was the pioneer for transparent and workflow-oriented online communication. For the first time, investors, analysts and journalists had a central point of contact when searching for corporate information.
Things really took off in December 2005 when the company took over the German Society for Ad-hoc Publicity (DGAP). The young company, which has operated under the named EQS Group AG since 2013, was suddenly the leading provider for disclosure obligations in Germany. In 2006, the company went public on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Entry Standard.
Further milestones included market entries in Switzerland and Russia in 2010 and two years later came the foundation of EQS Asia. With new offices in London (2015), New York (2016) and Paris (2017), the Munich-based company, with its EQS COCKPIT which combines all products for secure and efficient capital market communication, was then represented in the world's most important financial centers.
Three years ago the company made a landmark decision: to expand business activities to include the fast-growing area of governance, risk and compliance. Since the acquisition of the Swiss Integrity Line GmbH, EQS customers can now also professionally manage compliance workflows for whistleblower protection, case and workplace policy management as well as insider list management and disclosure obligations.
About EQS Group:
EQS Group is a leading international provider of regulatory technology (RegTech) in the fields of corporate compliance and investor relations. In working with EQS Group, thousands of companies worldwide inspire trust by fulfilling complex national and international disclosure obligations, minimizing risks and communicating transparently with stakeholders.
EQS Group's products are pooled in the cloud-based software EQS COCKPIT. They ensure the professional control of compliance workflows in the fields of whistleblower protection and case management, policy management, insider list management and disclosure obligations. In addition, listed companies benefit from a global newswire, investor targeting and contact management, IR websites, digital reports and webcasts for efficient and secure investor communications.
EQS Group was founded in 2000 in Munich, Germany. Today the group employs more than 350 professionals and has offices in the world's key financial markets.
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