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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Institutional investors are satisfied with their private equity investments and...

Institutional investors in Germany are highly satisfied with their involvement in private equity, have recently expanded their investments in the sector, and are planning to increase their commitments in the future. These are results of a survey conducted by the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) among German institutional investors and family offices. 45 institutions participated in the survey and, among other things, provided insight into the scope and the reasons...



BVK: Overall market remains solid, venture capital continues its upswing

"During uncertain times the German private equity market has proven itself to be an anchor of stability and has solidified its important financing function, in particular among startups. Last year a total of €5.7 billion was invested in approximately 1,000 companies", according to Joachim von Ribbentrop, spokesman for the Executive Board of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (Bundesverbandes Deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaften [BVK]) at the press conference...



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...