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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2018/02/26

BVK: Private equity at record levels

“The German private equity market reported a record year in 2017. A total of €11.3 billion was invested in some 1,100 companies by private equity firms last year,” said Joachim von Ribbentrop, Board spokesperson for the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK), at a press conference on the preliminary statistics published today on the German private equity market in 2017. The investment volume therefore exceeded the previous year’s level (€6.77 billion) by two-thirds. “...

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2017/10/13

BVK: Private equity market on course for a new record year

BVK: Private equity market on course for a new record year “At a figure of €7.3 billion, private equity firms have invested more in Germany than ever before in a six-month period. The German market is therefore well on course to set a new investment record this year”, according to Ulrike Hinrichs, Executive Member of the Board of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) at today’s presentation of the market figures for the first semester of 2017. 602 companies...

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2017/08/04

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...

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