Demeter Investment Managers SA

Demeter Investment Managers SA
Kaiserswertherstraße 135 | 40474 Düsseldorf | de


Demeter Investment Managers is a major player in venture capital, private equity and infrastructure for the energy transition and the ecological transition. Since 2005, Demeter has put the environment at the heart of its investment strategy with the fundamental commitment of combining financial performance with ecological impact. With more than 1.3 billion euros under management, Demeter is a pioneer and leader for investments in the ecological transition sectors.

Since more than 16 years, we have been helping to bring out and to support the champions of energy and ecological transition. Our funds invest from €1m to €30m to support companies in the sector at all stages of their development: innovative startups, strong growing small and mid-cap companies, as well as infrastructure projects. The Demeter team counts 37 people based in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Madrid and Düsseldorf, and has completed more than 200 investments over 17 years.

Contributing to the achievement of ecological transition and sustainable development objectives are a cornerstone of Demeter´s mission. The search for impact is achieved through the integration of sustainable development issues in the investment objectives of all our funds, and the systematic measurement and publication of our ESG impact.

All new funds since 2019 are classified as article 9 SFDR.


Name der Ansprechpartner
Holger Schragmann
+49 211 54 05 16 140
Offices Paris (HQ), Lyon, Bordeaux
Managing Directors / Partners Stéphane Villecroze
Sophie Paturle-Guesnerot
Lionel Cormier
Active since (in Germany) 2011
Fund Count 8
Capital € 1300 m
Capital year 2023
Portfolio Companies 130
Portfolio company Year 2023
Investment Type Unabhängige Beteiligungsgesellschaft
Equity / Investment range 1 Mio. € - 30 Mio. €
Turnover of those companies < 250 Mio. €
Equity Type Minderheitsbeteiligung
Direkte / offene Beteiligungen
Investment Reasons Seed-Finanzierung
Start up-Finanzierung
Expansions- / Wachstumsfinanzierung
Kleine Buy-outs (< 25 Mio. € Transaktionsvolumen)
Mittelgroße Buy-outs (25-250 Mio. € Transaktionsvolumen)
Geographical Focus Deutschsprachiger Raum (DACH)
Staff count 37