HZG Group launches Euro 60 million Additive Manufacturing Tech Fund

Photo: The foun­ders of the HZG Group, Kers­tin and Frank Herzog
25. May 2022

Coburg / Munich — Venture capi­tal inves­tor group HZG laun­ches its first venture capi­tal fund, the HZG Addi­tive Manu­fac­tu­ring Tech Fund, with a volume of EUR 60 million. The fund’s inves­tor base inclu­des expe­ri­en­ced entre­pre­neurs and inves­tors, as well as major family offices. POELLATH advi­sed HZG Group on the launch of the HZG Addi­tive Manu­fac­tu­ring Tech Fund.

Based in Coburg, Bava­ria, HZG Group is compri­sed of venture capi­tal invest­ments, busi­ness angel invest­ments and its own rese­arch and deve­lo­p­ment center with a clear focus on the field of addi­tive manu­fac­tu­ring (3D prin­ting). The company’s invest­ment focus is on early-stage invest­ments in inno­va­tive start-ups in the DACH region. The invest­ment focus is on all areas of addi­tive manu­fac­tu­ring and rela­ted indus­trial fields: from machi­nes and proces­ses to appli­ca­ti­ons and services in the context of Indus­try 4.0, such as machine lear­ning, robo­tics, auto­ma­tion, Inter­net of Things (IoT) and AI appli­ca­ti­ons. In the future, two to three invest­ments per year are planned.

The foun­ders and mana­ging part­ners of HZG Group, Kers­tin Herzog and Frank Cars­ten Herzog, look back on more than 20 years of expe­ri­ence in 3D prin­ting and, in addi­tion to their know-how and under­stan­ding of the indus­try, comple­ment the equity invest­ment with a corre­spon­ding network and their passion for technology.

Addi­tive manu­fac­tu­ring is beco­m­ing incre­a­singly important in more and more indus­tries. Just under half of German compa­nies expect to manu­fac­ture end products addi­tively as early as 2022, accord­ing to manage­ment consul­tants EY.

POELLATH advi­sedHZG Group on all contrac­tual and regu­la­tory aspects of fund struc­tu­ring and distri­bu­tion during the launch of the fund as well as on inves­tor nego­tia­ti­ons with the following Berlin team:
Dr. Philip Schwarz van Berk, LL.M. (London) (Part­ner, Private Funds)
Katha­rina Schrö­ter (Asso­ciate, Private Funds)
Dennis Fordan (Asso­ciate, Private Funds)

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