Symrise Prices Year's Largest German IPO

Symrise AG, a German maker of flood flavorings, has priced a Euro 1.4 billion IPO in < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Frankfurt. It is the year’s largest IPO in Germany. EQT Partners held a 52% pre-IPO position, and now holds 20.7% of share capital (or 15.9%, if the over-allotment option is exercised in full).