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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Driving force investment capital: Chairwoman of the finance committee Stark-Watz...

Bad Homburg/Königstein/Frankfurt a.M., August 27, 2018 Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Chairwoman of the Finance Committee of the German Bundestag and Secretary General of the FDP-Hesse, was able to experience the entire value chain of equity capital in a compact way on Monday, 27 August 2018: Together with the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association e.V. (BVK), she visited the BVK members HQ Capital, Silver Investment Partners and Heliad Private Equity Partners in Bad Homburg,...



Sentiment on the German investment market reaches new high

The German equity capital market is taking the upswing of the first quarter with it and reaches a new business climate record in early summer: The business climate index of the German Private Equity Barometer rises by 10.4 points to 77.1 balance points in the second quarter of 2018. Both the business situation and business expectations are at record levels. The indicator for the current business situation rises to 79.6 balance points (+8.4), the indicator for business expectations to 74.5...



19th German Equity Day by the BVK: Between tradition and innovation

New location, new concept - the Federal Association of German Equity Investment Companies (BVK) broke new ground with its 19th German Equity Day, which took place in Berlin on 14 July. After seven years of taking place at the Jewish Museum, the annual conference moved to Deutsche Telekom's representative office in the German capital and offered a wide-ranging program on several stages. Opening Speaker René Obermann, Board Member of the Internet Economy Foundation and Managing Director at...