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COI Partners announces €120M fund injection to support growth companies in DACH region

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COI Partners, a Swiss-German-based growth investor, announced the first closing of its new fund – COIP DACH Growth II SCSp at €120M to support growth-stage startups in the DACH region. 

The fund will match each future deal-by-deal investment by COI Partners. The latest fund brings COI Partners’ AUM to over €300M.

“The launch of COIP DACH Growth II marks 21 years of growth investing at COI Partners and is a vote of confidence from our investors and network of entrepreneurs in our investment approach. Through our fund and our deal-by-deal investment platform, we can offer the long-term partnership, and capital that founders and management teams require to achieve their growth ambitions,” says, Dr. Farsin Yadegardjam, Deal team Partner at COI Partners.

Invests between €15M-€30M

Given the strategic development of its business approach, Co-Investor Partners has decided to change its name to COI Partners.

The deal-by-deal investment pioneer will invest between €15M and €30M in initial and follow-on investments per company. 

The company will invest in sectors such as IT and software, consumer and retail, life sciences, technology, and industrials, however, it continues to pursue an industry-agnostic approach.

 In the future, these investors will have two available avenues: deal-by-deal investment or diversified fund. Through its investment team and extended network, COI Partners works closely with some of the most successful entrepreneurs from the DACH region to help source outstanding companies.

David Salim, Partner responsible for strategy at COI Partners, adds “Building on our entrepreneurial approach and investment platform, we believe COI Partners offers a unique value proposition: a place where entrepreneurs back entrepreneurs to fuel long-term growth. By broadening our investor universe through the new fund, we will have even more flexibility to partner with companies in a defining stage of their growth journey and help them scale innovation.”

Stats and figures

The company has established a deep presence in DACH with 17 team members and offices in Berlin, Frankfurt, and Zurich, allowing local market access. 

With close to 110 investments and follow-on investments, as well as 40 exits, COI Partners has extensive experience supporting companies in their growth stages. 

Successful exits include casualfood, Euroimmun, Fixatti, Mister Spex, NextBike, and Nordsee. Current notable investments include Freaks 4U, Grover, Keller Sports, ResearchGate, and TTTech.

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