In 2011, Capricorn Cleantech Fund, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, and LRM jointly invested € 4 million in EpiGaN, spin-off of imec, to launch volume production of GaN-on-silicon wafers.
In August 2016 the Brussels/Beijing-based European private equity fund ACAPITAL has joined the initial investors in EpiGaN to fund the company's expansion in particular to Asian markets.
About Capricorn Venture Partners
Capricorn Venture Partners is a pan-European manager of venture capital funds seeking to invest in technology based growth companies. Capricorn is investing out of its € 112 million Capricorn Cleantech Fund . The Cleantech Fund invests in European growth companies developing innovative breakthrough technologies in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency, water purification and re-use, biobased material conversion and biorefinery platforms, clean air, climate change, green chemistry and advanced materials, materials recovery and recycling.
The investment team of Capricorn is composed of experienced investment managers with deep technology expertise and a broad industrial experience. The Capricorn Cleantech Fund benefits from investment the European Investment Fund through the "Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme" of the European Union.
About Robert Bosch Venture Capital
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3.5 billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH invests worldwide in innovative start-up companies at all stages of their development. Its investment activities focus on technology companies working in areas of business of current and future relevance for Bosch, above all automation and control, energy and environment, enabling technologies, and healthcare.
Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH also invests in services/business models as well as new materials that are relevant to the above-mentioned areas of business.
LRM is a profit-driven investor that offers entrepreneurs a unique combination of venture capital and real estate. LRM's activities contribute to the economic development and the general employment in Belgian Limburg. LRM is oriented towards all sectors and companies, from start-ups over growing SMEs to large enterprises.
Today, LRM is active in five domains: ICT & Media, Life Sciences, Cleantech & Energy, SMEs & Large enterprises.
ACAPITAL is a European private equity fund manager investing in innovative EU companies with strong growth potential on international markets. Its track record includes landmark transactions such as Club Med (exited in 2015), Bang & Olufsen and Sunpartner Technologies. ACAPITAL has strong experience and a unique network in Asia that the fund leverages to the benefit of its portfolio companies to scale and accelerate their expansion and to forge profitable strategic partnerships. ACAPITAL invests in sectors related to sustainable growth, including environment, energy and industry 4.0. ACAPITAL has received several awards for its innovative approach in favor of European SMEs and midcaps, its experience of Asian markets, and its semi-annual publication Dragon Index™, the reference indicator for Chinese investments in the world.