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Mummert & Company: Cipio Partners acquires West STEAG Partners from WestLB AG and STEAG Electronic Systems AG

Effective immediately, investment management firm Cipio Partners has acquired the venture capital portfolio of West STEAG Partners, a fund sponsored by WestLB AG, a leading financial institution, and STEAG Electronic Systems AG, which has since merged with SES Beteiligungs-GmbH. The portfolio comprises seven direct investments made by West STEAG […]

October, 2005| Source: Mummert & Company|

Cipio Partners acquires West STEAG Partners from WestLB AG and STEAG Electronic Systems AG

With immediate effect, investment management firm Cipio Partners has acquired the venture capital portfolio of West STEAG Partners, a fund sponsored by WestLB AG, a leading financial institution, and STEAG Electronic Systems AG, meanwhile merged with SES Beteiligungs-GmbH. The portfolio, invested by West STEAG Partners since 2001, currently comprises […]

October, 2005| Source: Cipio News|

Cipio Partners Names Maximilian Schroeck Managing Partner and Opens US Office

Cipio Partners, a leading secondary direct investment firm, announced today that Maximilian Schroeck has joined as Managing Partner to head up the firm’s newly opened office in San Jose, CA.

Maximilian Schroeck joins Cipio Partners from Agilent Technologies, Palo Alto, CA, where he served as Managing Director Agilent Ventures, overseeing […]

August, 2005| Source: Cipio News|

Cipio Partners to present at 5. Handelsblatt Private Equity conference

Werner Dreesbach, Managing Partner at Cipio Partners, is scheduled to speak at the 5. Handelsblatt Private Equity conference on portfolio exit strategies in the secondary direct market. Mr. Dreesbach will discuss the ongoing exit problem in the German Venture Capital and Private Equity markets and will provide an overview […]

May, 2005| Source: Cipio News|

Exit for Cipio Partners

Cipio Partners has sold its equity position in Advalytix AG to Olympus Life and Material Science Europe GmbH. The transaction, which closed on 5 April 2005, marks Cipio Partners’ second exit since the acquisition of the private equity holdings of Infineon Technologies AG, DaimlerChrysler Group and Deutsche Telekom AG.

April, 2005| Source: Olympus Press|

Secondary Direct — the second life of Corporate Venture Capital

“Cipio Partners has made a virtue out of necessity. With the acquisition and realization of Corporate Venture portfolios money can be made, even in Germany.”

April, 2005| Source: Finanz-Magazin|

Cipio Partners appoints three executives

Cipio Partners announces the recent appointment of Roland Dennert and Fabian Ruechardt as Principals and Gerhard Miller as Associate in the firm’s Munich office.

Roland Dennert has over six years of experience in private equity, leading investments in software, microelectronics and data communications. He is currently a director of several […]

March, 2005| Source: Cipio News|

Interview with Cipio Partners in VC Magazin

Secondary direct transactions are becoming more prevalent in the Germany private equity market. Cipio Partners is one of the first movers in the secondary direct market. Managing partners Tom Anthofer, Werner Dreesbach and Dr. Hans-Dieter Koch, comment on market developments and competitive landscape.

March, 2005| Source: VC-Magazin|

Cipio Partners acquires Infineon Ventures

With immediate effect, investment management firm Cipio Partners has acquired the corporate venture capital portfolio of Infineon Technologies AG. The portfolio, invested by Infineon Ventures GmbH since 1998, comprises approximately 30 direct investments as well as several fund investments, positioning it as one of the largest corporate venture capital […]

January, 2005| Source: Cipio News|

Cipio Partners buys portfolio of DaimlerChrysler Venture GmbH

Cipio Partners, an investment firm with office in Munich, acquired the total investment portfolio of DaimlerChrysler Venture GmbH with immediate effect. Incorporated in 1997, DaimlerChrysler Venture counts among the leading corporate venture capital firms in Europe. Cipio Partners is an international private equity investment firm focused on the acquisition […]

November, 2004| Source: Cipio News|