Vidia Equity closes Vidia Climate Fund I at €415 million

Photo: Johanna Struth­mann, Co-Foun­der and Mana­ging Part­ner of Vidia (photo © Vidia)
30. Janu­ary 2024

Berlin — Vidia Equity has raised a Vidia Climate Fund I of €415 million. The Vidia Climate Fund I aims for finan­cial profi­ta­bi­lity and sustainable climate impact by inves­t­ing in SME solu­ti­ons in three key climate action areas: indus­trial mate­ri­als, elec­tri­fi­ca­tion and circu­lar economy. Vidia focu­ses on redu­cing emis­si­ons in five of the most emis­­sion-inten­­sive sectors: energy, indus­try, trans­por­ta­tion, buil­dings, food and agriculture.

Vidia was foun­ded to iden­tify and scale indus­trial climate solu­ti­ons with an opera­tio­nal approach to address the urgent need for decar­bo­niza­tion in the DACH region and beyond. The part­ners of the company foun­ded by Johanna Struth­mann (photo © Vidia) and Dr. Stephan Rosa­rius have an exten­sive track record and more than ten years of expe­ri­ence with indus­trial invest­ments in the DACH region and the Nordic countries.

The fund is clas­si­fied as a fund under Article 9 of the Sustainable Finance Disclo­sure Regu­la­tion (SFDR). Vidia has deve­lo­ped a custo­mi­zed climate impact frame­work and score­card for its scree­ning and invest­ment process.

The Vidia Impact Method is based on a multi-laye­­red approach to assess the stand-alone impact and long-term rele­vance of a climate protec­tion solu­tion as well as the addi­tio­nal impact for inves­tors. In addi­tion, the fund has been struc­tu­red in such a way that it is possi­ble to influence the port­fo­lio compa­nies in order to ensure the imple­men­ta­tion of the Vidia Impact method.

Fund I has alre­ady made two invest­ments: BPM — a leading German specia­list in mecha­ni­cal recy­cling — and the Wierig Group — a leading provi­der of large-scale indus­trial flat roof refur­bish­ment and solar installations.

Consul­tant VIDIA: YPOG

Dr. Fabian Euhus (Lead, Funds), Part­ner, Berlin Anto­nia von Treu­en­feld (Funds), Asso­ciate, Berlin Dr. Helder Schnitt­ker (Tax), Part­ner, Berlin
Dr. Dajo Sanning (Tax), Senior Asso­ciate, Hamburg

About Vidia Equity

Foun­ded by Johanna Struth­mann and Dr. Stephan Rosa­rius, Vidia was built with the goal of iden­ti­fy­ing and scaling indus­trial climate solu­ti­ons with an opera­tio­nal approach to address decar­bo­niza­tion needs in the DACH region and beyond. The company aims for high finan­cial profi­ta­bi­lity and a sustainable impact on the climate by inves­t­ing in medium-sized solu­ti­ons within three core themes in the most emis­­sion-inten­­sive sectors. The now 18-strong team has more than 50 years of expe­ri­ence in indus­trial invest­ments, combi­ning invest­ment, impact and opera­tio­nal excel­lence in the DACH region. Vidia’s head­quar­ters are loca­ted in Munich. Further infor­ma­tion can be found at

About YPOG

YPOG is a specia­list tax and commer­cial law firm opera­ting 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 than125 expe­ri­en­ced lawy­ers, tax consul­tants, tax specia­lists and a notary in three offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Colo­gne.


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