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eCAPITAL sells shares in Milk the Sun GmbH

eCAPITAL sold its stake in Milk the Sun GmbH as part of a strategic realignment and management buyout.

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Creapaper awarded Red Herring Top 100 Europe for grass paper innovation

The renowned US business magazine Red Herring has honored the German start-up Creapaper, a portfolio company of eCAPITAL AG, with its Top 100 Europe Award. The Hennef-based company has developed a paper-making technology based on grass.

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Very successful exit: sonnen sold to Shell

Today it was announced that Shell Overseas Investments will acquire sonnen Group, a portfolio company of eCAPITAL AG and the leading provider of intelligent energy storage and innovative energy services. That means that post regulatory approval and completion sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell.

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Households replacing power stations in Germany - sonnen is putting the largest virtual battery of its kind into operation creating the power grid of the future

For the first time, sonnen, an eCAPITAL portfolio company, is providing balancing power for the energy market by means of residential energy storage systems networked across the whole of Germany. The sonnen virtual battery, which is now online, is currently the largest of its kind that is able to compensate for fluctuations in the power grid. As a result, German households are now in a position to take over all the tasks of conventional power stations.

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sonnen to develop the first affordable, carbon-free home community

sonnen, an eCAPITAL portfolio company and the global market leader in smart residential energy storage, has partnered with Pearl Homes, the U.S. leader in LEED residential development, to bring the vision of solar + storage, home automation and homebuilding to life, resulting in a 'Net-Zero-Plus and Climate-Positive' community.

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sonnen with a turnover of around 10 million Euro in one month

With 1500 sonnenBatteries delivered worldwide, sonnen, an eCAPITAL portfolio company, achieved a new sales record in June. The share of this was particularly strong in the German-speaking countries, where around 75 per cent of the systems were delivered. Worldwide sales for sonnen in June thus rose to almost 10 million Euro in one month.

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Joomla chooses RIPS as its official Code Analysis Partner

RIPS Technologies GmbH, an eCAPITAL portfolio company, won Joomla as a strategically important customer.

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sonnen Closes New €60 Million Financing Round and Adds Shell Ventures as New Investor

sonnen, an eCAPITAL portfolio company, is pleased to announce the closing of its latest financing round of €60 million, led by Shell Ventures and significantly supported by all existing investors. The investment enables sonnen to expand its strategy of rapid international growth and to further enhance its pioneering position as the “utility of the future.”

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Prolupin, an eCAPITAL portfolio company, announces growth financing round led by 7Life GmbH, a subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Group

Prolupin, the innovative plant-based protein company based in Grimmen, Germany, today announced the first closing of a double digit growth financing round which will enable the company to reach profitability. After doubling their revenues on a yearly basis since market introduction of its Made with LUVE brand in 2015, the new financing will allow Prolupin to address the mass market for further growth.

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20 million euros for Jedox: eCAPITAL IV, Iris Capital and Wecken & Cie. invest in enterprise performance management company

Many companies are still struggling to digitize their business processes. Iris Capital, one of the leading European venture capital companies, is investing in Jedox, a world-class software solution that helps enterprises with their digital transformation. Iris Capital will invest along with eCAPITAL IV and Wecken & Cie. a total of 20 million euros. This funding will be used to accelerate Jedox’s global expansion and product development.

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