January, 9 2023 2022 an emboldening year for bm‑t and our Investee-Partners

In 2022, despite the tragic geopo­lit­i­cal and chal­leng­ing macro­eco­nomic envi­ron­ment, bm|t’s Investee-Part­ners secured over EUR 90 mil­lion in equity and mez­za­nine cap­i­tal. The invest­ments were dis­trib­uted among 32 com­pa­nies, includ­ing three new bm|t Investee-Part­ners. Funds man­aged by bm|t com­mit­ted ca. EUR 16 mil­lion and co-investors com­mit­ted ca. EUR 75 mil­lion. 12 bm|t Investee-Part­ners raised seven-fig­ure sums in 2021. bm|t also real­ized two excel­lent exits in 2022 that returned ca. EUR 15 Mio.

“2022 was a heart­en­ing and moti­vat­ing year for bm|t, as our Investee-Part­ners demon­strated excep­tional resilience, cre­ativ­ity, and even strong growth in some cases, in what unfor­tu­nately con­tin­ues to be a chal­leng­ing envi­ron­ment,” com­mented Kevin Reeder, CEO of bm|t. Reeder con­tin­ued, “Achiev­ing this level of invest­ment dur­ing a time of mul­ti­ple crises is a clear tes­ta­ment to the strength of Thüringen´s inno­va­tion land­scape. We are embold­ened by the results of the past year and will con­tinue cat­alyz­ing and sup­port­ing inno­va­tion in Thürin­gen by mak­ing attrac­tive invest­ments in the region´s many promis­ing com­pa­nies. We at bm|t are also extremely grate­ful, because these results would not be pos­si­ble with­out the strong col­lab­o­ra­tion with our val­ued partners.”

Since 2017, bm|t Investee-Part­ners have secured over 600 Mio. EUR in equity and mez­za­nine invest­ment, with bm|t man­aged funds con­tribut­ing over 125 Mio. EUR and addi­tional investors con­tribut­ing over 480 Mio. EUR. Dur­ing this period bm|t man­aged funds have, via more than 10 exits, returned over 100 Mio. EUR with an invested cap­i­tal basis of ca. 28 Mio. EUR on those invest­ments. Reeder con­cluded, “Mul­ti­ple sig­nif­i­cant and highly-prof­itable exits over recent years are a strong ver­i­fi­ca­tion that excel­lent invest­ment returns are achiev­able here in the free state of Thürin­gen, which we believe remains sur­pris­ingly below most investors´ radars.”

About bm‑t:

bm‑t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment Thürin­gen (bm|t), based in Erfurt, is the first address for ven­ture cap­i­tal invest­ments in Thürin­gen, Ger­many. bm|t cur­rently man­ages eleven invest­ment funds with a total vol­ume of EUR 400 mil­lion and invests in inno­v­a­tive com­pa­nies with strong growth poten­tial across all indus­tries and all phases of the com­pany life cycle.

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