History

Founded as Techno Venture Management in 1983 as one of the first venture capital firms in Germany, TVM Capital raised its first fund in 1984. TVM Capital is now an international venture capital and private equity group with headquarters in Munich, Germany.

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History

Founded as Techno Venture Management in 1983 as one of the first venture capital firms in Germany, TVM Capital raised its first venture capital fund in 1984. After originally opening its office in Munich, TVM Capital added the Boston office in 1986. In 2010, TVM Capital MENA Ltd. started operations in Dubai. Today, the firm is one of the very few true international private equity and venture capital firms, counting numerous transatlantic deals with investments across many countries, and with former portfolio companies listed on stock exchanges in Europe and the U.S. (including NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, NASDAQ Europe and the Swiss Stock Exchange).

  • 1983TVM Capital founded in Germany as Techno Venture Management, opening its first office in Munich.
  • 1984First fund, TVM I, is raised.
  • 1986Boston office opens.
  • 1987Current technology Managing Partner Friedrich Bornikoel joins the firm.
  • 1990Current life sciences/healthcare Managing Partner Dr. Helmut M. Schühsler joins the firm.
  • 1996TVM Capital portfolio company Qiagen is the first German company to go public on NASDAQ. TVM Capital was a lead investor in the company.
  • 1997TVM Capital portfolio company SCM Microsystems becomes the first company to have a dual listing on NASDAQ and Neuer Market. TVM Capital was a lead investor in the company.
  • 2001To offer a higher degree of flexibility to investors, TVM Capital’s fifth fund generation consists of two dedicated industry-specific fund entities — TVM V Life Science Ventures, raised in 2001, and TVM V Information Technology, raised in 2002.
  • 2002TVM Capital surpasses €1 billion ($1 bn) in investment funds raised and under management.
  • 2006Firm changes its name to TVM Capital, enabling the company to marry its brand heritage with its current position as a leading venture capital investor in innovative life sciences and technology companies in both the U.S. and Europe.
  • 2010TVM Capital MENA Ltd. starts operations in Dubai with a sharia compliant fund focussing on private equity investments in healthcare services in the region.