The Nordic investor Verdane Capital is moving swiftly into the German tech market with their latest fund, Verdane IX. With over €320 million in committed capital, Verdane IX is looking to expand its investments in a maturing German market with rising potential.
Henrik Aspén, Partner at Verdane Capital Advisors stated: “We see a major opportunity in Germany to employ our expertise and experience gained over many years of working in the Nordic ecosystem.”
As one of the leading growth capital players in the Nordics, Verdane Capital is focusing on established German tech companies with rapid growth trajectories. Verdane Capital IX is ready to invest anywhere from €5 million to €30 million in companies that fit their strategy.
Having accompanied over 300 companies along their growth journey, the team at Verdane Capital Advisors is excited about the opportunities in Germany and in bringing its insights and experience from the technologically savvy Nordic economies to fast-growing companies further south.
Verdane IX is already active in the German market, having recently invested in Searchmetrics, one of Germany’s leading search engine optimization platforms, Smava, the leading marketplace lender in Germany and Hornetsecurity, a provider of cloud security solutions. The fund acquired shares in these companies mainly from funds, managed by German venture capital investor Neuhaus Partners.
Verdane IX is now looking for more maturing companies that it can put on a global trajectory.
Henrik Aspén stated; “We’ve helped companies in a broad range of sectors, from e-commerce and software to energy and industrial technology. What they all have in common is that they are technology-based and fast growing. Most operate in niche markets but have global relevance and potential scale,”