Directory of Venture Capital Companies
July 2004
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Directory of Venture Capital Companies
The Venture Capital Directory covers both local and international Venture Capital
companies. The local Venture Capital companies represent those companies that are
operating in Egypt. The international Venture Capital companies are the companies
that have a potential to operate in Egypt based on their current involvement or interest
in the region.
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July 2004
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Local Venture Capital Firms
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Company Al Ahly for Development and Investment
Address 1191 Cornish El Nile,
World Trade Center 10th Floor
Cairo - Egypt
Telephone 202 – 5780791/2
Telefax 202 – 5780793
Email adi@adi-alahly.com
Website www.adi-alahly.com
Contact Mr. Ashraf Mahmoud
Staff size 12
Type of firm A traded close end listed company
Capital managed/
advised at the end on
2002
LE 160 million
Minimum Investment 10% of project’s capital
Maximum Investment 25% –30% of project’s capital
Financing stages N.A
Industry sectors Metal Fabrication, ICT, Engineering, Agriculture Products
Type of financing Equity Financing
5
Company Arab Investment Company
Address 50 Gezirat El Arab St,
Mohandessin,
Giza
Telephone 202 – 3040051/2/3 / 010 1778901
Telefax 202 – 3040054
E-mail ksadek@abic-egypt.com
Web site N.A
Contact Mr. Karim Sadek
Type of firm Investment Company
Staff size 8
Capital managed/
advised at the end of
2002
LE 250 million
Minimum Investment N.A
Maximum Investment N.A
Financing stages Medium Stage
Industry sectors Communication – Biotechnology – Pharmaceuticals –
Industrial Gas
Type of financing Equity Financing
6
Company Beltone Asset Management
Address 33 Iraq St,
11 th Floor
Mohandissen – Giza
Telephone 202 - 3360101
Telefax 202 - 7618608
Email asba@beltoneam.com
Web site N.A
Contact Mr. Alaa Sabaa
Type of firm Asset Management
Staff size N.A
Capital managed/
advised at the end of
2002
N.A
Minimum investment LE 5 million
Maximum investment N.A
Financing stages N.A
Industry sectors All sectors
Type of financing Private Equity Financing
7
Company CDC Capital Partners
Address 1 Gabalya St,
Ground Floor, 11211
Zamalek
Telephone 202 – 7361628/ 68/98
Telefax 202 – 7361634
Email egypt@cdcgroup.com
Website www.cdcgroup.com
Contact Mr. Sameh Shenouda
Staff size 3 Professionals
Type of firm Investment
Capital managed/
advised at the end on
2002
US$ 12.8 billion
Minimum Investment US$ 5 million
Maximum Investment US$ 40 – 50 million
Financing stages N.A
Industry sectors N.A
Geographical
Preferences
South Africa, East Africa, West Africa, Egypt, South Asia,
Central America, Mexico and Andean region
Type of financing Equity Financing
8
Company Egyptians Abroad for Invest & Dev.
Address 21 El Giza St,
El Nile Tour
Floor 24
Telephone 202 – 57290620/ 5735624/ 5695579
Telefax 202 - 5729106
E-mail eaid@intouch.com
hashemelsayed@egyptianabroad.com
Website www.egyptabroad.com
Contact Mr. Hashem El Sayd Hashem
Type of firm Investment & Development
Staff size 25
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
LE 60 million
Minimum investment N.A
Maximum investment N.A
Financing stages N.A
Industry sectors Pharmaceuticals – Electronics – Environmental activities
Type of financing Equity Financing
9
Company Egyptian Kuwaiti Holding Company
Address 34 Kasr El Nile
8 th Floor
Down Town
Telephone 202 – 3934543 / 5390304/5
Telefax 202 – 3924572
E-mail N.A
Web site N.A
Contact Mr. Abdallah Yehia Abdel Hamid
Type of firm Investment
Staff size N.A
Capital managed/
advised at the end of
2002
LE 87.5 million
Minimum investment N.A
Maximum investment N.A
Financing stages N.A
Industry sectors Agriculture, Tourism, Cement
Type of financing Equity Financing
10
Company Ideavelopers
Address Smart Village,
Cairo Alexandrie Desert Road,
Egypt
Telephone 202 – 7617888/7618388/7606695
Telefax 202 – 7606694
Email info@ideavelopers.com
Website www.ideavelopers.ccom
Contact Mr. Walid Bakr
Type of firm VC Company& ICT
Staff size 3
Capital managed /
advised at the end of
2002
LE 50 million
Minimum investment LE 1 million
Maximum investment LE 6 million
Financing stages Seed, Start up and Early Stage
Industry sectors Information Technology
Type of financing Equity Financing
11
Company Investment & Securities Group
Address 21 Giza St,
Nile Tower
P.O.Box 216 Orman
Telephone 202 – 5701844/5701846/5701847
Telefax 202 - 5703100
Email Ahmed.foda@isg-egypt.com
Web site N.A
Contact Dr. Ahmed Foda
Type of firm Venture Capital
Staff size 23
Capital managed/
advised at the end of
2002
US$ 800 million
Minimum Investment N.A
Maximum Investment N.A
Financing stages N.A
Industry sectors All sectors
Type of financing Equity Financing Venture Capital
International Venture Capital Firms
Company 3i Group PLC
Address 91 Waterloo Road,
GB - London SE1 8XP
United Kingdom
Telephone 44 20/79.28.31.31
Telefax 44 20/79.28.00.58
Email enquiries@3igroup.com
Website www.3i.com
Contact Mr. Paul Waller
Type of firm Independent Quoted Company
Staff size 900 Globally
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 10,600,000,000 Globally
Minimum Investment EUR 1,000,000
Maximum Investment EUR 250,000,000
Financing stages No Preferences
Industry sectors All Industries
Geographical
preferences
Asia, USA, Western Europe
Type of financing All Types of Finance
Remarks None
Company Ariadne Capital
Address 28 Queen Street,
GB - London EC4R 1BB
United Kingdom
Telephone 44 20/76.53.02.09
Telefax 44 20/76.53.02.84
Email julie@ariadnecapital.com
Website www.ariadnecapital.com
Contact Ms. Julie Meyer
Partners Mr. Bundeep Singh Rangar
Type of firm Limited Company
Staff size 12
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
N.A
Minimum Investment EUR 250,000
Maximum Investment EUR 20,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage, Expansion - Development, Other Early-Stage,
Seed, Start-up
Industry sectors Electronics, Financial Services, Internet Technology,
Manufacturing, Other - Branded Retail, Services,
Telecommunications
Geographical
preferences
Europe, Middle East, North America
Type of financing Equity Financing
Remarks Ariadne Capital is a European venture capital firm, which
invests in early stage private companies and advises later
stage private and public companies, undergoing significant
growth or change. It provide its portfolio companies as well
as its strategic partners, access to its network of industry
executives and investors, hands-on management and Board
level assistance to implement strategic, operational and
financial plans. It helps its companies to access capital,
secure executives, leverage innovation and generate sales.
Company AGF Private Equity
Address 11 rue Scribe,
FR - 75009 Paris
France
Telephone 33 1/58.18.56.56
Telefax 33 1/42.65.56.81
Email contact@agfprivatequity.com
Website www.agfprivatequity.com
Contact Mr. Christophe Bavière
Type of firm Insurance Company Subsidiary
Staff size 16
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 700,000,000
Fund managed/advised AGF Innovation (1,2,3,4)
Fund focus Venture Capital
Fund capital EUR 150,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 1,000,000
Maximum Investment EUR 4,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage
Industry sectors Biotechnology, Electronics, Internet Technology, Medical -
Life Sciences - Health Related, Telecommunications
Geographical
preferences
France, Worldwide
Type of financing Equity Financing, Loans
Remarks AGF Private Equity is dedicated to private equity funds
management and direct investments in IT, Telecoms and
Life Sciences.
Company Auriga Partners
Address 18 avenue Matignon,
FR - 75008 Paris
France
Telephone 33 1/53.30.07.07
Telefax 33 1/53.30.07.00
Email auriga@aurigapartners.com
Website www.aurigapartners.com
Contact Mr. Bernard Daugeras
Type of firm Independent Private Partnership
Staff size 12
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 194,000,000
Fund managed/advised Auriga Ventures II
Fund focus Life Science, Information Technology
Fund capital EUR 115,000,000
Fund managed/advised European Medical Ventures
Fund focus Life Science
Fund capital EUR 14,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 500,000
Maximum Investment EUR 6,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage, Seed, Start-up
Industry sectors Biotechnology, Chemicals & Materials, Communications
other, Computer Related, Industrial Automation, Medical -
Life Sciences - Health Related
Geographical
preferences
Europe, Israel, North America
Type of financing Equity Financing, Minority Equity
Remarks None
Company Avular BioVentures
Address Compass House, Vision Park,
Histon - Cambridge CB4 9ZR
United Kingdom
Telephone 44 22/32.66.799
Telefax 44 22/32.66.790
Email info@avlar.com
Website www.avlar.com
Contact Mr. Alan Goodman
Type of firm Fund Management Company
Staff size 5
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
N.A
Minimum Investment EUR 250,000
Maximum Investment EUR 4,000,000
Financing stages Seed, Start-up, Other early stage
Industry sectors Biotechnology, Medical/health related
Geographical
preferences
UK, Worldwide
Type of financing Equity Financing
Remarks None
Company DSM Venturing
Address Het Overloon 1, P.O. Box 6500
NL - 6401 JH Heerlen
Netherlands
Telephone 31 45/578.31.15
Telefax 31 45/578.31.02
Email ralph.koekkoek@dsm.com
Website www.dsm-venturing.com
Contact Mr. Ralph Koekkoek
Type of firm Corporate Venturer - Industrial Company
Staff size 6
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 30,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 250,000
Maximum Investment EUR 5,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage, Expansion - Development, Other Early-Stage,
Start-up
Industry sectors Biotechnology, Chemicals & Materials, Medical - Life
Sciences - Health Related
Geographical
preferences
Worldwide
Type of financing Equity Financing
Remarks DSM is a highly integrated group of companies that is
active worldwide in life science products, performance
materials, polymers and industrial chemicals.
Company Dawnay Day Lander Ltd.
Address 9-11 Grosvenor Gardens,
London SW1 W0BD
United Kingdom
Telephone 44 20/79.79.75.75
Telefax 44 20/79.79.75.85
Email info@d2L.com
Website www.d2L.com
Contact Mr. Jonathan Lander
Type of firm Fund Management
Staff size N.A
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
N.A
Minimum Investment N.A
Maximum Investment N.A
Financing stages Early-Stage, Expansion – Development, Start-up,
turnaround
Industry sectors Technology Companies especially Internet
Geographical
preferences
UK,Europe, Middle East
Type of financing Equity Financing
Remarks Dawnay Day Lander is an investment and advisory firm
owned by the property-to-financial services group and the
US investment bank.
Company Faisal Finance (Switzerland) SA
Address 3 Quai du Mont-Blanc, P.O. Box 1494
CH - 1211 Geneva 1
Switzerland
Telephone 41 22/908.53.00
Telefax 41 22/908.53.94
Email info@faisalfinance.com
Website www.faisalfinance.com
Contact Mr. Bachir Taleb-Ibrahimi
Type of firm Institutional Investor
Staff size 30
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 70,000,000
Fund managed/advised The Mezzanine Pool
Fund focus Venture Capital
Fund capital EUR 10,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 200,000
Maximum Investment EUR 1,000,000
Financing stages Bridge, Buyout (15m-75m), Early-Stage, Expansion -
Development, Mezzanine, Start-up
Industry sectors All Industries
Geographical
preferences
Canada, Central and Eastern Europe, Europe, Far East,
Japan, USA, Western Europe
Type of financing Equity Financing, Majority Equity, Mezzanine
Remarks Faisal Finance (Switzerland) SA ('FFS') is a subsidiary of
DMI Group. DMI Group, and its affiliates, operates in 15
different countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and
USA with assets under management in excess of $14
billion. FFS acts as the assets and wealth management arm
for the DMI Group.
Company iGlobe Partners Pte Ltd.
Address Goetheplatz 9,
DE - 60313 Frankfurt-am-Main
Germany
Telephone 49 69/13.38.39.90
Telefax 49 69/13.38.39.99
Email paultan@iglobepartners.com
Website www.iglobepartners.com
Contact Ms. Trudi Schifter
Type of firm Fund Management Company
Staff size 10
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 80,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 1,000,000
Maximum Investment EUR 10,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage, Expansion - Development, Mezzanine, Seed,
Start-up
Industry sectors Communications other, Internet Technology,
Telecommunications
Geographical
preferences
Asia, France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA
Type of financing Equity Financing
Remarks iGlobe Partners Fund LP is a global venture capital fund
that focuses on privately held high growth technology
companies in North America, Europe and Asia. iGlobe
invests across the whole spectrum from seed to pre-IPO
companies, targeting those companies that have the
potential for international leadership and growth.
Company MB Venture Capital SA
Address 23 avenue Monterey,
LU - 2086 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Telephone 39 02/49.98.17.1
Telefax 39 02/48.51.75.83
Email info@aliceventures.it
Website www.mbventurecapital.com
Contact Mr. John Gonzalez
Type of firm Independent Private Partnership
Staff size 6 Globally
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 147,000,000 Globally
Fund managed/advised MB Venture Capital Fund I
Fund focus Information Technologies, Internet & E-business, Media &
Communications, Life sciences
Fund capital EUR 101,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 1,000,000
Maximum Investment EUR 10,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage, Seed, Start-up
Industry sectors Communications other, Computer Related, Internet
Technology, Medical - Life Sciences - Health Related
Geographical
preferences
Europe, Israel, Scandinavia
Type of financing Equity Financing, Senior Debt
Remarks MB Venture Capital SA promotes MB Venture Capital
Funds advised by Alice Ventures srl., focused on high-tech
and life sciences young companies.
Company Merifin Capital
Address Place Flagey 18,
BE - 1050 Brussels
Belgium
Telephone 32 2/646.25.80
Telefax 32 2/646.30.36
Email annedestoop@merifin.com
Website N.A
Contact Mr. Coen Teulings
Type of firm Independent Private Partnerships
Staff size 12
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
N.A
Minimum Investment EUR 200,000
Maximum Investment EUR 3,000,000
Financing stages Buyout (>75m), Buyout (15m-75m), Early-Stage,
Expansion - Development, Turnaround - Restructuring
Industry sectors All Industries
Geographical
preferences
Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, North America
Type of financing Equity Financing
Remarks A private international investment group.
Company NBG Venture Capital
Address 12-14 Amalias Ave.,
GR - 10236 Athens
Greece
Telephone 30 210/331.95.82
Telefax 30 210/331.95.69
Email gkoukouzelis@nbgvc.gr
Website www.nbgvc.gr
Contact Mr. George Koukouzelis
Partners unknown
Type of firm Bank Subsidiary
Staff size 10
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 120,000,000
Fund managed/advised NBG Balkan Fund
Fund focus Balkans, Turkey, Egypt
Fund capital EUR 15,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 700,000
Maximum Investment EUR 5,000,000
Financing stages Bridge, Buyout, Early-Stage, Expansion - Development,
Mezzanine, Start-up
Industry sectors Communications other, Internet Technology,
Manufacturing, Services, Telecommunications
Geographical
preferences
Balkan Countries, Egypt, Europe, Greece, Turkey
Type of financing Mezzanine, Minority Equity, Senior Debt
Remarks None
Company New Business Venture Fund
Address Borgartnْ 35,
IS - 105 Reykjavik
Iceland
Telephone 354/510.18.00
Telefax 354/510.18.09
Email nsa@nsa.is
Website www.nsa.is
Contact Mr. Gunnar Orn Gunnarsson
Type of firm Government - International Organisation Related
Staff size 9
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 70,900,000
Minimum investment EUR 65,000
Maximum investment EUR 2,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage, Expansion - Development, Start-up,
Turnaround - Restructuring
Industry sectors All Industries
Geographical
preferences
Worldwide
Type of financing Equity Financing, Minority Equity, Senior Debt
Remarks The New Business Venture Fund is an independent entity
owned by the State of Iceland and established by law. The
first day in business was 1 January 1998.
Company NewMedia SPARK plc.
Address 35 Glasshouse St.,
London W1B 5DG
United Kingdom
Telephone 44 20/78.51.77.77
Telefax 44 20/78.51.77.70
Email enquiries@newmediaspark.com
Website www.newmediaspark.com
Contact Mr. Andrew Carruthers
Type of firm Fund Management Company
Staff size 10
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
N.A
Minimum Investment EUR 500,000
Maximum Investment EUR 2,500,000
Financing stages Seed, Start-up, Other early stage, Expansion/development
First round funding
Industry sectors Financial services, Communications, Information
technology hardware, Software and computer services,
Internet technology
Geographical
preferences
UK, Worldwide, Western Europe
Type of financing Equity Financing
Remarks NewMedia Spark is a quoted European venture capital
organisation focused on early stage investments in the
technology, media, telecom and financial services sectors.
As an investor, Spark expects to add significant value to its
investments through active support and strategic direction.
Spark is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Company PrimeCorp Finance SA
Address 17 Avenue George V,
FR - 75008 Paris
France
Telephone 33 1/53.57.97.87
Telefax 33 1/47.20.41.14
Email contact@primecorp.com
Website www.primecorp.com
Contact Mr. Jean Aboujaoude
Type of firm Independent Private Partnership
Staff size 9
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 40,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 250,000
Maximum Investment EUR 10,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage, Expansion - Development, Other Early-Stage,
Seed, Start-up, Turnaround - Restructuring
Industry sectors Agriculture, All Industries, Biotechnology, Computer
Related, Consumer Related, Electronics, Environment
Geographical
preferences
Europe, Middle East
Type of financing Equity Financing, Majority Equity, Minority Equity
Remarks PrimeCorp's strategy is to build itself into a European based
diversified financial institution offering corporate finance,
investment banking and advisory services for European
companies interested in expanding their business in the
MENA region and for MENA-based companies and
investors seeking investment opportunities and partnerships
in Europe.
Company RWE Dynamics Venture Capital Management GmbH
Address Leopoldstr. 244,
DE - 80807 Munich
Germany
Telephone 49 89/244.45.24.16
Telefax 49 89/244.45.12.00
Email info@rwe-vc.com
Website www.rwe-vc.com
Contact Mr. Michael Weber
Type of firm Corporate Venturer - Industrial Company, Fund
Management Company
Staff size 4
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 50,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 500,000
Maximum Investments EUR 5,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage, Expansion - Development, Other Early-Stage,
Start-up
Industry sectors Chemicals & Materials, Electronics, Energy, Environment,
Industrial Automation, Industrial Products & Services,
Other - Gas, Other - Utilities, Other - Water - Waste Water,
Other - Water - Waste Water
Geographical
preferences
Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany, Israel, United
Kingdom, USA
Type of financing Equity Financing, Minority Equity
Remarks RWE Dynamics Venture Capital Management invests in
high-tech companies within the core businesses of RWE:
electricity, water, natural gas and environmental services.
Along these segments investments are carried out
worldwide concentrating on first and second round
financing. The organisational structure combines the global
resources of RWE with a truly VC investment approach.
Company Siemens Venture Capital GmbH
Address Thomas-Wimmer-Ring 3,
DE - 80539 Munich
Germany
Telephone 49 89/63.63.35.85
Telefax 49 89/63.63.48.84
Email businessplan@svc.siemens.com
Website www.siemensventurecapital.com
Contact Ms. Sabine Zindera
Type of firm Corporate Venturer - Industrial Company
Staff size 30
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 500,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 500,000
Maximum Investment EUR 5,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage, Expansion - Development, Start-up
Industry sectors Communications other, Computer Related, Electronics,
Industrial Automation, Medical - Life Sciences - Health
Related
Geographical
preferences
Europe, Israel, North America
Type of financing Equity Financing, Minority Equity
Remarks Siemens Venture Capital offers its portfolio companies
more than 'just venture capital'. Strategic partnerships,
access to its worldwide network of companies, its sales
channels and its R&D facilities are only a few advantages
to mention.
Company Tianguis Limited
Address 5 Edwardes Place,
GB - London W8 6LR
United Kingdom
Telephone 44 20/76.03.77.88
Telefax 44 20/76.03.76.67
Email info@tianguis-ltd.com
Website www.tianguis-ltd.com
Contact Mr. Stephen R. Smith
Type of firm Fund Management Company
Staff size 4
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
N.A
Minimum Investment EUR 100,000
Maximum Investment EUR 10,000,000
Financing stages Buyout, Delisting, Other Early-Stage, Turnaround -
Restructuring
Industry sectors Chemicals & Materials, Environment, Industrial Products
& Services
Geographical
preferences
Worldwide
Type of financing Equity Financing
Remarks Primary focus is chemical or processing industries.
Company T-Venture Holding GmbH
Address Gotenstrasse 156,
DE - 53175 Bonn
Germany
Telephone 49 228/30.84.80
Telefax 49 228/30.84.81.9
Email t-venture@telekom.de
Website www.t-venture.de
Contact Dr. Thomas W. Kuehr
Type of firm Corporate Venturer - Industrial Company
Staff size 38
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 500,000,000
Fund managed/advised T- Venture Holding GmbH (T-Venture)
Fund focus Telecommunications, IT, Multimedia, Entertainment,
Security
Fund capital EUR 300,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 500,000
Maximum Investment EUR 5,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage, Expansion - Development, Seed, Start-up
Industry sectors Communications other
Geographical
preferences
Europe, Germany, Israel, USA
Type of financing Equity Financing, Minority Equity
Remarks T-Venture Holding GmbH (T-Venture) is a whollyowned
subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. With a
distinct sectoral and early-stage focus, T-Venture fulfills
the role of catalyst between Deutsche Telekom AG, the
world's third largest telecommunications company, and
young innovative companies.
Company Vectis Capital SA
Address 115 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue,
GR - 11521 Athens
Greece
Telephone 30 210/642.87.55
Telefax 30 210/642.87.74
Email mail@vectis.gr
Website www.vectis.gr
Contact Mr. Dionissis Alissandratos
Partners Mr. Takis Solomos
Type of firm Fund Management Company
Staff size 5
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 30,000,000
Fund managed/advised ALC Novelle Investments
Fund focus Greece
Fund capital EUR 30,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 500,000
Maximum Investment EUR 3,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage, Expansion - Development, Replacement,
Start-up
Industry sectors Beverages, Biotechnology, Chemicals & Materials,
Computer Related, Consumer Related, Food, Industrial
Products & Services, Manufacturing
Geographical
preferences
Central and Eastern Europe, Greece, Western Europe
Type of financing Minority Equity
Remarks Vectis Capital is a member company of the Leventis Group
which comprises businesses all over the world such as
Coca Cola bottling in 23 countries, IT, hotels, retail,
manufacturing. Vectis Capital exploits the various
synergies of the Leventis Group in order to enhance
investee value and performance.
Company Viventures Partners SA
Address 7 Allée de l'Arche,
FR - 92677 Courbevoie Cédex
France
Telephone 33 1/71.77.00.10
Telefax 33 1/71.77.00.30
Email investors@viventures.com
Website www.viventures.com
Contact Mr. Jerome Bevierre
Type of firm Fund Management Company
Staff size 20
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 417,000,000
Fund managed/advised Viventures
Fund focus Telecom, multimedia, internet
Fund capital EUR 118,104,400
Fund managed/advised Viventures 2
Fund focus Information technology and telecommunications
Fund capital EUR 299,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 1,000,000
Maximum Investment EUR 15,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage, Expansion - Development
Industry sectors Communications other, Computer Related, Computer:
Software, Telecommunications
Geographical
preferences
Asia, Europe, North America
Type of financing Equity Financing, Minority Equity
Remarks Viventures Partners is a global venture capital firm
focused on the information technology and
telecommunications sectors. The funds' investors include
over 40 industrial and financial enterprises from around
the world, global leaders in their respective businesses
Company Vertex Management UK Ltd.
Address 20 Berkeley Square,
GB - London W1J 6EQ
United Kingdom
Telephone 44 20/76.29.88.38
Telefax 44 20/76.29.33.38
Email rgenieser@vertexmgt.com
Website www.vertexmgt.com
Contact Mr. Robert Genieser
Type of firm Fund Management Company
Staff size 15
Capital
managed/advised
at the end of 2002
EUR 300,000,000
Fund managed/advised Vertex Investment Funds (Europe)
Fund focus Technology-Semiconductors, Software & Communications
Fund capital EUR 300,000,000
Minimum Investment EUR 1,000,000
Maximum Investment EUR 10,000,000
Financing stages Early-Stage, Expansion - Development, Mezzanine, Startup
Industry sectors Biotechnology, Communications other, Computer Related,
Computer: Software, Internet Technology, Medical - Life
Sciences - Health Related
Geographical
preferences
Asia, Denmark, France, Ireland, Israel, Sweden, United
Kingdom, USA
Type of financing Equity Financing
Remarks Vertex is a long-time investor in European technology
companies, providing them with access to Asian markets.
The company has invested over $1 billion directly into
early-stage technology companies. Mr. Lee Kheng Nam is
the President of the Vertex Managment Group.
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