Private equity has gained a firm foothold in the SME sector over the years. However, the big challenge in this sector is the need for transformation. Succession planning and additional equity are one option here.
When making an investment nowadays, a systematic review of ESG criteria and sustainability aspects is all but essential. The big challenge is defining the relevant specifications and applying them in individual cases.
One problem that German start-ups in general and life science start-ups in particular continue to face is the issue of follow-up financing during the growth phase.
When it comes to tax, there are two separate areas you need to consider in Germany: The first involves the tax treatment of private equity funds. We maintain the following positions in both areas.
IPOs are a way for private equity companies to sell their stake in a company after the agreed investment period. The BVK has accompanied the future fund since it was set up.