NRW.BANK: Christoph Büth New Head of Investments Division

Cate­gory: People
26. April 2018

Düssel­dorf — Chris­toph Büth (51) will become the new Head of Equity Finan­cing and Invest­ments as of July 15, 2018. He succeeds Dr. Peter Güll­mann, who will leave NRW.BANK in the middle of the year.

Michael Stöl­ting, Member of the Mana­ging Board of NRW.BANK, says: “NRW.BANK’s equity capi­tal finan­cing acti­vi­ties are of central importance for modern start-up, SME and inno­va­tion promo­tion in North Rhine-West­­pha­­lia and thus of incre­asing stra­te­gic importance for the Bank. We ther­e­fore alre­ady signi­fi­cantly expan­ded our venture capi­tal commit­ment at the end of last year. In this respect, we are plea­sed that we were able to fill the posi­tion intern­ally at NRW.BANK with a very expe­ri­en­ced expert and connois­seur of the invest­ment business.”

Büth has been employed at NRW.BANK since 2007 — initi­ally as an equity invest­ment mana­ger, then as Head of the SME Equity Finan­cing Depart­ment since 2009. Previously, the trai­ned banker and graduate in busi­ness admi­nis­tra­tion worked in the invest­ment busi­ness of WestLB.

NRW.BANK is the deve­lo­p­ment bank for North Rhine-West­­pha­­lia. It supports its owner, the state of NRW, in its struc­tu­ral and econo­mic policy tasks. In its three promo­tion fields “Economy”, “Housing” and “Infrastructure/Municipalities”, NRW.BANK uses a broad range of promo­tion instru­ments: from low-inte­­rest deve­lo­p­ment loans to equity finan­cing and advi­sory services. It works toge­ther with all banks and savings banks in NRW on a compe­­ti­­tion-neutral basis. In its promo­tion acti­vi­ties, NRW.BANK also takes into account exis­ting offers from the fede­ral govern­ment, the state and the Euro­pean Union.

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