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Germany-Based Private Equity Firms

by Cindy Smith

  • 03 Aug 2011
  • PE

Preqin’s extensive research shows there are 88 venture capital firms based in Germany.  The latest data from the Fund Manager Profiles database shows that collectively these firms have raised EUR 5.1 billion in capital commitments, over the last 10 years, and have EUR 1.5 billion available in dry powder.

The top five fund managers located in Germany, in order of total capital raised over the last 10 years, are TVM Capital, Ventizz Capital Partners Advisory, Wellington Partners, STAR Ventures and T-Venture Holding.

Established in 1983, TVM Capital is a German venture capital firm investing in technology companies throughout Europe and the US. TVM Capital is one of the first venture capital firms founded in Germany and has a history of investing in the technology, IT and life sciences sectors. The firm has raised EUR 763 million in the past decade and currently has an estimated EUR 61 million in dry powder.  TVM Capital is currently raising the Shefa MENA Health Fund which invests in the Middle Eastern and North African healthcare, pharmaceutical and life science industries.

Ventizz Capital Partners Advisory is an established private equity firm based in Germany. Established in 2000, the firm focuses investment within mature technology-oriented high-growth companies. The firm have raised EUR 631 million over the past 10 years and currently has an estimated EUR 306 million in available dry powder.

Wellington Partners is a pan-European venture capital firm focused on seed, early and growth stage investments. Established in 1991, the firm concentrates their investment in entrepreneurial digital media, cleantech, medtech and therapeutics sectors in Europe. The firm has raised EUR 478 million in capital over the last decade and currently has EUR 156 million in dry powder.

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