June, 28 2019 Bremen-based Diersch & Schröder Acquires Shares of Lynatox GmbH

bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment Thürin­gen GmbH, a ven­ture cap­i­tal firm from Thuringia, Ger­many has sold its stake in Lyna­tox GmbH to Dier­sch & Schröder, a com­pany with a long-stand­ing tra­di­tion based in Bre­men, Ger­many. Lyna­tox GmbH offers mod­ern pho­to­cat­alytic sys­tems to reduce com­plex organic pol­lu­tants in air and water. The trans­ac­tion forms the basis of a large new busi­ness poten­tial for Dier­sch & Schröder group.
Lyna­tox GmbH, founded by Daniel Martschoke, Tobias Schn­abel und Lars Mat­ting in 2016, devel­ops and dis­trib­utes prod­ucts and sys­tems to fully decom­pose organic pol­lu­tants in the air and water through pho­to­catal­y­sis. The range of water sub­stances decom­pos­able by Lyna­tox’ tech­nol­ogy include phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals and hor­mones, pes­ti­cides and her­bi­cides, as well as organic indus­trial waste and multi-resis­tant germs. Lyna­tox is able to improve air qual­ity by elim­i­nat­ing toxic sub­stances such as naph­tha­lene, sol­vents, as well as odor­ants and aller­gens. The entire decom­po­si­tion of organic pol­lu­tants into harm­less end-prod­ucts and the first energy-com­pet­i­tive appli­ca­tion of pho­to­catal­y­sis in envi­ron­men­tal tech­nol­ogy are the unique fea­tures of Lyna­tox’ technology.
bm|t Sr. Invest­ment Man­ager Katja Butz­mann (cen­ter) and the team of Lyna­tox and D&S Group

Lyna­tox was able to prove the effec­tive­ness of its tech­nol­ogy through exten­sive field stud­ies in schools and decon­t­a­m­i­na­tion plants as well as through suc­cess­ful treat­ment of highly con­t­a­m­i­nated sam­ples. The tests demon­strated extremely high effec­tive­ness in decom­pos­ing toxic sub­stances and an abil­ity to run the sys­tem with low energy usage. With the acqui­si­tion of Lyna­tox shares, Dier­sch & Schröder found a strong and inno­v­a­tive clean-tech part­ner and a great sup­ple­ment for its busi­ness units Energy & Chem­istry to address future mar­kets in sus­tain­abil­ity. The sales price will remain undis­closed. As we have sup­ported Lyna­tox GmbH from the begin­ning as a seed investor, I am very pleased to have found a great strate­gic fit and an expe­ri­enced part­ner that will fur­ther develop Lyna­tox’ oper­a­tions in Thuringia”, said Katja Butz­mann, Senior Invest­ment Man­ager at bm|t. With new syn­er­gies evolv­ing through the coöper­a­tion between Lyna­tox and Dier­sch & Schröder, we are devel­op­ing new tech­nolo­gies to pro­tect the most valu­able resources of the next cen­tury”, added Jan Chris­tiansen, CEO of Dier­sch & Schröder group. As part of the strate­gic part­ner­ship, Dier­sch & Schröder will inte­grate our tech­nol­ogy into their well-estab­lished busi­ness units and will cat­alyze our com­pany growth”, agrees Daniel Martschoke, man­ag­ing direc­tor at Lyna­tox GmbH.

Lyna­tox CEO Daniel Martschoke

  About Lyna­tox GmbH: Lyna­tox GmbH, based in Ohrdruf and Ilme­nau, Ger­many, was founded by Daniel Martschoke, Tobias Schn­abel und Lars Mat­ting in 2016. The young tech­nol­ogy com­pany devel­ops inno­v­a­tive and pow­er­ful sys­tems to decom­pose com­plex organic pol­lu­tants in air and water. Offer­ing unique char­ac­ter­is­tics com­pared to cur­rent solu­tions, Lyna­tox is poised to emerge as a tech­nol­ogy leader in the mar­ket. (www.lynatox.de)

About Diersch & Schröder

Dier­sch & Schröder (DS) group, founded in 1920 as an inde­pen­dent fam­ily-owned busi­ness, oper­ates in the fields of min­eral oil, new ener­gies and chem­istry. DS Group per­ceives the fast evolv­ing mar­kets as pro­vid­ing new oppor­tu­ni­ties to shape the future. The company’s goal is to expand its exist­ing busi­ness units and to rec­og­nize and enter high-poten­tial fields at an early stage. (www.ds-Bremen.de)

About bm|t

bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen GmbH is a fully-owned sub­sidiary of Thüringer Auf­baubank based in Erfurt, Ger­many. It is the lead­ing address for ven­ture cap­i­tal and pri­vate equity invest­ments in Thuringia. bm|t cur­rently man­ages 8 funds with a total vol­ume of EUR 320mm. It invests in inno­v­a­tive firms in nearly all sec­tors and cor­po­rate devel­op­ment stages – from seed to growth phase and busi­ness suc­ces­sions. (www.bm‑t.com)


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