Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA / Miscellaneous
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++ Heliad commits EUR 5 million in Creathor Venture Fund II, one of the
leading German venture capital funds
++ First step in the implementation of the 'partner fund strategy' that has
been announced in April
Heliad Equity Partners committed EUR 5 million in Creathor Venture Fund II
('Creathor II'). Creathor II is a leading venture capital fund that focuses
on young technology companies in Germany.
Creathor was launched in 2003 by Dr. Gert Köhler, who is well-known as one
of the most successful venture investors in Germany. In the 1990s, Dr.
Köhler jointly with a partner set up the venture capital company
Technologieholding. Due to several spectacular successes, he subsequently
established the company within just a few years as one of Europe's
best-known venture capital companies, and later divested it successfully to
3i in 2000. Many of today's blue-chip technology firms received their first
investment from Dr. Köhler and Technologieholding. With Creathor II, Dr.
Köhler continues pursuing Technologieholding's original strategy of
acquiring, at a very early stage, interests in companies that have an
outstanding technological basis and simultaneously require vigorous support
with their expansion. In this respect, the strategy combines the working
methods of traditional venture capital companies on the one hand and the
hands-on-oriented approach of business angels on the other.
Due to this commitment in Creathor II, Heliad is taking the first step in
its implementation of the partner fund strategy that was announced in
April. The intention of this strategy is that up to approx. 15% of the
Heliad portfolio may be invested not directly in companies, but in partner
funds that are complementary with Heliad. The partner funds' commitments
focus is generally upstream, i.e. in the venture capital segment, or partly
overlapping, i.e. in the growth capital segment. With its partner fund
strategy Heliad is, on the one hand, pursuing the objective of further
diversifying its own portfolio and generating attractive returns. On the
other hand, there are several synergies between Heliad and the partner
funds which can be beneficial for both parties investing alongside each
other. Partner Funds typically provide competencies in the field of
realizing business ideas to complement business models that have already
been established successfully on the market, while Heliad will bring in its
experience in the areas of further corporate growth and exit ability via
the capital markets.
Heliad Equity Partners (SIN: 604 729) is a private equity firm that
concentrates mainly on companies in the German-speaking countries. It
invests in companies that are in a strong phase of expansion or an
exceptional situation. The aim is to generate an above-average risk/return
ratio for the shareholders. The investor in Heliad therefore participates
intensively in the growth opportunities represented by traditional small
and medium-sized German 'Mittelstand' firms as well as aspiring German
Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
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Issuer: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
60323 Frankfurt am Main Deutschland
Phone: +49 (0)69 719 15 965 0
Fax: +49(0)69 719 15 965 11
Listed: Geregelter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin-Bremen, München, Stuttgart
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