YPOG advises Picus Capital on the structuring of the €200 million Picus Venture Fund II

Photo: Alex­an­der Samwer, Foun­ding Part­ner of Picus Capital
15. Febru­ary 2024

Hamburg — Picus Capi­tal Manage­ment has closed its venture capi­tal fund Picus Ventures Fund II with a target volume of €200 million. This gene­ra­tion of funds has more than double the volume of its prede­ces­sor, Picus Venture Fund I, which Picus Capi­tal initia­ted in 2021, and was laun­ched as a German fund structure.

The fund’s inves­tors include selec­ted insti­tu­tio­nal anchor inves­tors and Euro­pean family offices with deep roots in indus­try leaders and promi­nent tech unicorns. Some of the inves­tors are inves­t­ing again, having alre­ady inves­ted in the prede­ces­sor fund Picus Venture Fund I.
Picus Venture Fund II will invest predo­mi­nantly in promi­sing early stage tech­no­logy compa­nies globally, lever­aging the access and infor­ma­tion advan­tage that Picus Capital’s approach to early stage inves­t­ing provi­des to achieve supe­rior returns through a de-risked structure.

Advi­sor Picus Capi­tal Manage­ment : YPOG

Dr. Fabian Euhus (Lead, Funds), Part­ner, Berlin
Dr. Helder Schnitt­ker (Funds), Part­ner, Berlin
Dr. Saskia Bong (Funds), Senior Asso­ciate, Berlin
Dr. Jannik Zerbst (Funds), Asso­ciate, Berlin/Hamburg Wolf­ram Dickers­bach (Funds), Asso­ciate, Berlin

About Picus Capi­tal and Picus Capi­tal Management

Picus Capi­tal is an inter­na­tio­nal venture capi­tal firm head­quar­te­red in Munich with offices in New York, Beijing, Berlin, London, Banga­lore, Singa­pore, Paris and Mexico City. Picus Capi­tal Manage­ment is the Group’s fund manage­ment unit. Picus Capi­tal accom­pa­nies entre­pre­neurs from the earliest stages to the growth phase with Picus Capi­tal Management’s Venture Fund stra­tegy. The company focu­ses on tech­no­logy compa­nies in the areas of finan­cial services, human resour­ces, energy & climate, health­care, logi­stics & mobi­lity, real estate & cons­truc­tion, crypto & web3, deept­ech and e‑commerce. As an entre­pre­neu­rial spar­ring part­ner, Picus Capi­tal pursues a long-term invest­ment philo­so­phy and supports foun­ders from the idea phase to the IPO and beyond.

About YPOG

YPOG is a law firm specia­li­zing in tax and commer­cial law, active in the core areas of funds, tax, banking + finance and tran­sac­tions. The YPOG team advi­ses a wide variety of clients. These include emer­ging tech­no­logy compa­nies and family-run medium-sized enter­pri­ses as well as corpo­ra­ti­ons and private equity/venture capi­tal funds. YPOG is one of the leading addres­ses for venture capi­tal, private equity and fund struc­tu­ring in Germany. — Today, YPOG employs more than 120 expe­ri­en­ced lawy­ers, tax consul­tants, tax specia­lists and a notary in three offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Colo­gne.

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