Ventizz is largest technology investor in Germany in 2005
Duesseldorf, April 5th, 2006
The most recent edition of the VC Panel by Fleischhauer, Hoyer & Partner Private Equity Consultants in Munich pointed out the main market trends of the German venture capital and private equity sector in 2005. As one of the most comprehensive and most important surveys within this segment, the quarterly published documentation summarizes the investing activities and the market assessment from the 42 leading investment companies in Germany.
In the current summary, Ventizz Capital Partners was identified as the largest technology investor in Germany with investments of € 73.3 million in 2005. This figure also reflects the circumstance that Ventizz commits comparably high amounts of capital to the respective investments compared to the other investors.
In total, the 42 participants of the survey have invested an amount of € 445 million. The share of Ventizz accounted for 16.5 percent of this volume. Together, the five biggest investors committed nearly 60 percent of the capital invested.
With € 445 million, the total capital provided by all companies lagged slightly behind the volume of the previous year (€ 469 million). Since this amount was distributed to 274 companies, in comparison to the previous year with 326 investments a reduction could be witnessed also in the number of investments. As in the recent years, the most contributions were made in the field of biotech and in the software sector. The exit activities showed a positive development. With 86 successful transactions, an increase could be registered in relation to the previous year with 80 exits.
Ventizz also finds itself behind Siemens Venture Capital at the second position of the ranking of the number of realized transactions. With nine completed initial investments, Ventizz was the most active independent investor within the technology sector in Germany in 2005.
About Ventizz Capital Partners:
Duesseldorf/Germany - based Ventizz Capital Partners was established in 2000 and is advising funds, which are investing in small and medium sized high-tech companies with exceptional growth opportunities in Western Europe. The three Managing Partners of Ventizz, Dr. Helmut Vorndran, Reinhard Löchner and Willi Mannheims, are currently managing three funds with a total capital under management of € 150 million. To date, Ventizz has invested in 21 companies in hightech engineering, IT/software and medical devices. For further information see: www.ventizz.com
About Fleischhauer, Hoyer & Partner
Private Equity Consultants
Munich/Germany based FHP Private Equity Consultants was established in 1996. FHP advises institutional and corporate clients on their investment strategy in private equity. Moreover, FHP is one of Germanys most respected independent research bodies and publishes frequent studies on current topics in private equity. The company is owned 100 % by its partners. Managing Partners are Uwe Fleischhauer and Götz A. Hoyer.
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VENTIZZ Capital Partners Advisory AG
Dr. Helmut Vorndran
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Fleischhauer, Hoyer & Partner
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Götz A. Hoyer
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