About Hellman & Friedman
Hellman & Friedman LLC, founded in 1984, is a private equity investment firm well respected for its distinctive investment philosophy and approach. Our offices are located in San Francisco, London, and New York. We raised our first institutional private equity fund in 1987. During our 25-year investing history, we have raised over $25 billion of committed capital and have invested in over 75 companies. We are currently investing our seventh fund, Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VII, L.P. (HFCP VII), with over $8.9 billion of committed capital.
About Deutsche Börse Cash Market
Deutsche Börse Cash Market offers capital seeking companies financing alternatives. When raising equity capital through shares, companies can choose to be listed in one of three clearly structured transparency standards. For raising debt capital through issuing corporate bonds you can choose between the Entry Standard for corporate bonds or the Prime Standard for corporate bonds. Besides, companies are also offered professional expertises by Deutsche Börse Listing Partner®.
About Credit Suisse
As one of the world’s leading financial services providers, we are committed to delivering our combined financial experience and expertise to corporate, institutional and government clients, ultra-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals worldwide, as well as affluent and retail clients in Switzerland.
Founded in 1856, today we have a global reach with operations in over 50 countries and 45,800 employees from over 150 different nations.
Our broad footprint helps us to generate a geographically balanced stream of revenues and net new assets and allows us to capture growth opportunities around the world.
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG based in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany, is the world’s leading manufacturer of exclusive sportscars. In 2015, the company delivered around 225,000 new vehicles to its customers around the world, generating sales of EUR 21.5 billion. The company’s operating income sat at EUR 3.4 billion, making Porsche one of the world’s most profitable automotive manufacturers. Porsche founded the sportscar segment more than 50 years ago with the release of the iconic 911 sportscar. Further model lines have since followed in the form of the 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman, Panamera, Macan, Cayenne and 918 Spyder. Porsche is also setting milestones when it comes to plug-in hybrid drives: Porsche was the first manufacturer to introduce this technology in high-performance sportscars (918 Spyder), exclusive saloons (Panamera S E-Hybrid) and premium off-road vehicles (Cayenne S E-Hybrid). What’s more, with the tests on the 919 Hybrid prototype, Porsche is already achieving success working on the technology of tomorrow in the LMP1 class of the World Endurance Championship (WEC). This technology is also set to be used in the first purely electric series-production sportscar that will be launched by the end of the decade in the form of the “Mission E”. In total, Porsche AG employs a staff of around 25,000 across the globe through 70 subsidiaries. Production facilities have been established in Zuffenhausen (for the 911, 718 Boxster und 718 Cayman) and Leipzig (for the Panamera, Macan and Cayenne). The development, design and motorsports departments are based in the Development Centre in Weissach, Germany.
Adyen is a technology company that provides businesses with a single solution to accept payments anywhere in the world. The only provider of a modern end-to-end infrastructure connecting merchants directly to Visa, MasterCard, and 250 other payment methods globally, Adyen delivers frictionless payments across online, mobile, and in-store.
Headquartered in Amsterdam and San Francisco, with offices across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Adyen serves more than 4,500 businesses, including 7 of the 10 largest U.S. Internet companies. Customers include Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Netflix, Spotify, Dropbox, Evernote, Booking.com, Yelp, Vodafone, Superdry, Mango, Crocs, O’Neill, SoundCloud, KLM and JustFab.
CUBE is a global innovation ecosystem that aims to connect startups and industry players through partnerships and was initiated in 2015 by key industry players. By building successful partnerships, CUBE accelerate the Industrial Revolution 4.0. CUBE works with a network of elite partners: industry-focused startups and corporates; connectors/influencers and global institutions. Every partner goes through a rigorous selection process before joining. We bring global visibility and support for our network members via our partnerships and events around the world.
The ecosystem’s highlight is the annual CUBE Tech Fair (first edition in May 2017), where the pioneering and disruptive innovations and technologies resulting from the CUBE cooperations are presented.
About Informatics Ventures
Based at the world-leading University of Edinburgh School of Informatics, Informatics Ventures was established in 2008 to support globally ambitious technology companies and entrepreneurs based in Scotland. Through practitioner-led entrepreneurship education and networking, we prepare and equip Scotland’s technology entrepreneurs to scale up internationally. Engage Invest Exploit (EIE) Scotland, our flagship technology investor showcase, connects Scotland’s most exciting and innovative young companies with investors from all over the world and prepares them for the process of securing investment. EIE is now Scotland’s most highly regarded technology investor showcase and the largest event of its kind outside London. Now approaching its tenth year, Informatics Ventures has delivered >40,000 hours of practitioner-led executive education, supported close to 800 enterprises and companies pitching at EIE Scotland have raised >£350 million in seed and later round funding. We are active participants in the Scottish entrepreneur ecosystem with established and active relationships with the likes of Converge Challenge, Scottish EDGE, the Scottish London Business Network and the London Stock Exchange.
Lakestar makes early and growth stage investments in technology-enabled businesses predominantly in Europe and the United States driven by exceptional entrepreneurs. We enjoy investing with a specific focus on business models that can achieve global scale quickly.
Lakestar and its General Partners have historically invested in facebook, Spotify, Skype, airBnB, klarna, and King.com, and more recent investments include Oscar, Algomi, Teralytics, GoEuro, AngelList, Makers Studios, Taulia and Harry’s.
The Lakestar team is on the ground in Berlin, London, Guernsey, New York City and Zurich.
About McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply commited to helping institutions in the private, and social sectors achieve lasting success. For over eight decades, our primary objective has been to serve as our client’s most trusted external advisor. With consultants in more than 100 offices in 60 countries, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients across all industries and functions, anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organization to shape winning strategies, mobilize for change, build capabilities, and drive successful execution.
Digital McKinsey is a global organisation that brings together the best of McKinsey’s digital capabilities. Digital McKinsey not only advises but also builds, operates, and transfers capabilities to help our clients create value by reinventing the core of their businesses. Digital McKinsey brings together more than 2,000 experts from across our global firm, including more than 800 developers, designers, IT architects, data engineers, agile coaches, and advanced analytics experts.
About Target Global
Target Global is an international VC firm with over $300 million in assets under management and offices in Berlin, Moscow, Tel-Aviv and San Francisco. We invest in fast-growing digital-enabled businesses operating in B2C and B2 SMB markets.
Our growth fund invests in Series B and later stage companies (both primary and secondary), with an investment range of $5-30m. Our seed stage fund invests in late seed and early Series A rounds, with an investment range of $200-500k.
We pride ourselves on our ability to be fast and flexible, with a focus on helping innovative businesses scale and expand globally. Since 2012 we have invested in more than 20 leading companies including Delivery Hero, Blue Apron, Dreamlines and Prosper.
CareerTeam is Germanys leading executive search agency for the digital space. As a result of our network, our standardized and data-driven search process and a growing team of more than 50 employees in Berlin, Hamburg and Zurich, CareerTeam finds unique Executives and Talents. CareerTeam works for leading established online players such as eBay, Rocket Internet and Limango as well as for corporates during their digital transformation, e.g. Galeria Kaufhof, Klöckner and Bauer Media.
Chrono24 is the world’s marketplace for luxury watches. Buyers can choose from one of the Internet’s largest selections of luxury watches and sellers have a simple and cost efficient way to offer their timepiece. The primary objective of Chrono24 is to be the most trustworthy and credible platform for the acquisition, sale and trade of luxury watches on a global basis.
About Egon Zehnder
Since 1964, Egon Zehnder has been at the forefront of defining great leadership in the face of changing economic conditions, emerging opportunities and evolving business goals. Never has this been more relevant than in times when the world’s leading corporations are aiming to leverage entirely new digital opportunities. With more than 400 consultants in 69 offices and 41 countries around the globe, we work closely with public and private corporations, family-owned enterprises, start-ups and non-profit and government agencies, providing CEO and Board Search, succession planning and leadership services to help master digital transformation with the best people and the right organizational structures.
Built on a strong and shared culture of entrepreneurship, e.ventures is a venture capital platform with global scale. For more than 15 years, e.ventures has been supporting consumer Internet, media and mobile startups and helped entrepreneurs build transformative companies. We invest out of dedicated funds in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, China and Japan. Our portfolio comprises various disruptive industry leaders such as Angie’s List, Groupon, del.icio.us, Sonos, NGINX and Farfetch. Operating offices in San Francisco, Berlin, Hamburg, São Paulo, Beijing and Tokyo, e.ventures combines a global investment philosophy with the benefits of local knowledge and insights.
About Greenberg Traurig
Greenberg Traurig is one of the largest international transactional law firms, serving clients from 38 locations across the globe. In Germany, a team of around 55 attorneys provides legal advice predominantly on transactions in the technology, telecoms, media and entertainment sectors.
The team advises on investments, transactions and all aspects of corporate and commercial law. Our lawyers not only have first-class experience in private equity and venture capital transactions, M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, financing and outsourcings. They are also familiar with the underlying business models and can therefore provide suitable advice for the clients’ projects.
Greenberg Traurig was founded in the U.S. in 1967. Internationally, 1,900 attorneys in 38 offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America offer legal advice to innovative companies.
About Holtzbrinck Ventures
For over ten years we have believed in the disruptive potential of the Internet. Founded in 2000, we now operate as the leading German early stage fund in the fourth generation of funds. For over a decade Holtzbrinck Ventures has been supporting founders in developing their Internet businesses. During this time, we as a team have invested in over 100 businesses, such as Zalando, Wooga, Westwing, Dafiti, Groupon, DeliveryHero, Parship, Home24, brands4friends, Experteer, Ozon.ru, AdScale, eDarling, Auctionata and DaWanda.
We were one of the few venture capital firms in the past to ourselves found internationally successful companies such as Parship and Experteer. Our aim is to support the founders in developing their business as intensely as possible. This approach has made us one of the most successful German early stage investors.
About James Edition
JamesEdition is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace and the only marketplace of its kind. Founded in 2008, JamesEdition today caters to more than 7 million users annually, allowing them to search and browse among more than 80,000 luxury products from all corners of the globe. JamesEdition attracts active luxury consumers with content in top luxury categories, delivering a true luxury audience.
JamesEdition receives more than 100 million page views per year and is therefore a highly ranked website that appears among top search results for luxury brands and models for sale, thereby reaching active luxury buyers locally and worldwide.
Kreditech Group’s mission is to improve financial freedom for the underbanked by the use of technology. Combining non-traditional data sources and machine learning, the Company provides access to better credit and convenient digital banking services. The product offerings include consumer loans, a digital wallet / payment product and a personal finance manager designed to help customers manage their credit score and plan their spending. Kreditech also offers a “credit as a service” model, allowing partners to integrate its credit products as payment method at the point of sale. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Kreditech has processed almost three million loan applications and through its subsidiaries in five countries extended 750,000 consumer loans. The company is led by CEO and Co-Founder Alexander Graubner-Müller and is financially backed by world-class investors including J.C. Flowers, Peter Thiel, and the Worldbank’s IFC.
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PIABO is the leading Public Relations agency for the digital industry in Europe. PIABO has chronicled a successful track record of exponential growth scenarios with clients like Facebook, LinkedIn, Tinder, Evernote, Techstars, Yelp, Houzz and also many European tech heavyweights like consumer electronics brand Withings from Paris. The core business of PIABO is to assist entrepreneurs and businesses to actively recognize potentials, identify and achieve growth targets, and ultimately own the market. The Berlin-based agency is a business performance amplifier in its function as the next-generation PR engine for the international digital industry. Founder and CEO Tilo Bonow and his team have created exceptional performance with their approach, which applies market savvy, resources and relationships to drive the success of their clients in national and global arenas. Their brand of premium PR features full-service and outstanding marketing campaigns as well as strategic social media management and content marketing.
Webtrekk is a global provider of digital intelligence solutions, headquartered in Berlin with offices in China, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the USA. Founded in 2004, Webtrekk offers state-of-the-art analytics, DMP and marketing intelligence solutions that enable CMOs and digital marketers to create a personalised customer experience across all devices. Companies such as Zalando, Hugo Boss, Porsche, Esprit and more than 400 others leverage their data with Webtrekk.
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