eCAPITAL and Demeter announce a partnership agreement

eCAPITAL and Demeter announce a partnership agreement

eCAPITAL and Demeter have signed a partnership agreement aiming at strengthening their expertise in their common investment areas – environmental and energy transition (cleantech), industry 4.0 and new materials – and better understanding the issues at stake in those sectors at a European level. Their partnership constitutes an additional asset for the investors of their funds as well as for the entrepreneurs that they accompany.


Under this agreement, the two management companies will engage in a cooperation regarding sectoral watch, pre-investment due diligence, support to cross-border development and research of partners for the companies in their portfolios, and fundraising.

Demeter (www.demeter-im.com) is a major European player in private equity for ecological and energy transition. Its funds invest from €500k to €30m to support companies in this sector at all stages of their development: innovative startups, fast-growing SMEs and midcap companies as well as infrastructure projects. Demeter’s team, which includes 33 people based in Paris, Grenoble, Metz and Madrid, manages €1bn and has completed 120 investments in 12 years.

eCAPITAL (www.ecapital.de) is a leading German venture capital firm that invests across multiple stages. For almost two decades, eCAPITAL is supporting rapidly growing companies in the areas of Cleantech, Industry 4.0, Software/ IT and New Materials to become global leaders in their businesses. Currently eCAPITAL manages six funds with a total of €220m under management.

“On one hand, the cooperation of Demeter and eCAPITAL ensures the continued focus and nurturing of each firm’s strengths in its respective home markets, and on the other hand it supplements each other’s reach into additional European networks to support the global ambitions of Europe’s best entrepreneurs”, says Willi Mannheims, Managing Partner at eCAPITAL.

“We are very happy with this partnership between our two management companies, which share a common vision and culture. Our primary objective is to enable the emergence of the champions of the ecological and energy transition, the markets of which are entering a new dimension”, Stéphane Villecroze, Managing Partner at Demeter.

Press contact
Demeter Partners
Sandra Markovic Da Rocha
7-9 rue la Boétie
75008 Paris, France
Tel.: +33 1 43125344
Email: media(at)demeter-im.com
Internet: www.demeter-im.com

eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners AG
Sylvia Richter
Hafenweg 24
48155 Münster
Tel.: +49 251 7037670
Email: info(at)ecapital.de
Internet: www.ecapital.de