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Our preferred investment themes

We invest in innovative, research-intensive companies and established production companies in Germany in compliance with social, ecological and economic investment criteria.

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Preferred key areas:

Food │ Consumer │ Packaging │ related areas

Investment stage:

Established companies (incl. special situations and carve-outs)

Investment size:

EUR 3-20 million

Established Production Companies

S&I invests in established production companies which are based in Germany and which we can support with our knowledge, experience, expert network and capital. Our companies typically have a significant manufacturing footprint, are well-known and quality leaders and may face operational challenges on their way to growth. We are true partners for long live growth and contribute our own experiences to successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. An integral part of our strategy is the involvement of experienced industry experts at shareholder and management level to ensure optimal incentive structures. In case of a majroty shareholding  we always provide at least one managing director on a permanent basis.

Anker: Production

Innovation & Research

S&I invests in innovative or research-intensive teams and validated business ideas of young companies, primarily during the growth phase, and support these companies in their journey to become a true innovation or research leader in their field. Our knowledge in building and developing business, to establish efficient company and board structures and the access to our broad expert network in important areas such as production, marketing or regulatory know-how makes the difference for our partner companies. We are not afraid of years without sales and give researchers the time to finalize cutting-edge scientific solutions solving the problems of today’s world.

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Preferred key areas:

Life Science │ Biotechnology │Human & Animal Health│ Sports│ related areas

Investment stage:

Growth

Investment size:

EUR 0.2-6.0 million

Anker: Innovation

Cyber & Data Security, Artificial Intelligence

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On the path of transforming our economy into a more sustainable one in the future, new technologies and underlying information and communication technologies, can make a significant contribution. It therefore makes sense that the global challenges of our time – such as global warming, environmental disasters, resource scarcity, mismanagement and migration – should be closely linked to digitization. Economies that can afford it and succeed in doing so, will be better able to cope with problems and position themselves competitively in terms of prosperity and political stability. However, it must not be neglected that increasing digitalization also bring risks, because the development of cyber security and privacy protection is lagging behind the digitization in Europe. Cyber attacks are widespread. The society will probably lose control to a not inconsiderable extent if cyber resilience is not pursued sufficiently. A ssustainable economy can only be achieved on the basis of secure and trustworthy IT for business, society and government.

Preferred key areas:

Cyber Security │ Data Security│Artificial Intelligence│ related areas

Investment stage:

Pre-Seed, Seed

Investment size:

EUR 0.2-5.0 million

Anker: Cyber Security
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