Ventizz has acquired a minority stake in German solar cell maker Ersol's thin film unit for EUR 48m. Ventizz Capital Fund III LP has bought a stake of nearly 50% in Ersol Thin Film GmbH through a cash capital increase. In addition to this, Ventizz will provide additional loans in the future to expand the business and to invest in technology development. Ventizz Capital Fund II LP already holds a stake of 50.45% in Ersol.
Second vehicle will be larger than its predecessor, which closed on €843m in March 2010
Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures (DvH Ventures) has announced the launch of its first Digital Health fund, which has held a first close on €60m.
Sale ends a three-year holding period for Astorg, which acquired a 75% stake in the company from Xenon PE
Acquisition of Germany-based x-ray equipment and software was backed by senior debt from ApoBank