German Private Equity
The Voice of German Private Equity
and Venture Capital Association

German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

Welcome to the BVK

The German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association – BVK is the face and voice of the private equity industry in Germany.

  • We promote the German private equity industry.
  • We campaign for improvements to the fiscal environment and easier access to private equity so that even more companies in Germany can benefit from private equity.
  • We take a stand on policy issues and the media in an effort to underline just how important private equity is for the German economy.
  • We observe the market and analyse its trends because private equity is a growth engine for innovation, start-ups and SMEs.
  • We encourage our members to share their experiences with each other so that the private equity industry in Germany grows closer together.

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2016/03/02

BVK: 2015 fails to match record-breaking 2014, but venture capital still on the...

“With investments of EUR 5.3 billion in some 1,200 companies, private equity firms once again underlined their vital role in financing in 2015”, said Wilken von Hodenberg, spokesman of the board of Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften (German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association − BVK) at a press conference on the 2015 preliminary statistics for the German private equity market, which were published today. “Investments may have fallen 25% short on last year’s...

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2016/03/23

BVK: Strong increase in investments achieves best result after five years

"The German private equity market achieved a new record volume: Investments of more than €7 billion in about 1.300 companies mark the highest investment volume since 2008”, commented Wilken von Hodenberg, Spokesman of the Board of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) at the press conference on the Statistics for the German Private Equity Market in 2014. "This reinforces the continued importance of venture capital and private equity firms in the financing of German...

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2016/03/23

BVK: Venture capital segment asserted itself in 2013 in what was overall a tepid...

Positive development in 2013 makes the venture capital segment stand out from what was overall a weaker German private equity market. Venture capital financing, which had already been strong in the first half of 2013, continued to prove its worth. "The venture capital segment performed better in 2013 than in the previous year, in terms of both investments and fundraising,” commented Matthias Kues, Chairman of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) with regard to the...

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