Notion Systems GmbH receives seed financing for the development of inkjet printers for printed electronics, photovoltaics and printed circuit boards
February 26, 2013
High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Georgieff Capital Beteiligungen and Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg (MBG) with the Seedfonds BW invest in Notion Systems GmbH, Schwetzingen, Germany. Notion Systems develops inkjet, laser and automation equipment for technical applications. The financing enables the development of the n.jet lab inkjet printers to serial production. The printer provides customers at research institutes and various industries with a large variety of processes and a particularly easy way to the commercial production state.
The unique platform concept of the n.jet lab inkjet printers facilitates the upgrade from R&D scale to industrial production with great flexibility in the choice of the best fitting automation solution. A welcomed benefit is that the concept allows for the cost effective and highly precise processing of large substrates.
„The n.jet lab printer concept has been very well accepted by the market so far. During the design phase, we conducted a comprehensive survey of customers at research institutes and various industries. Our goal is to provide a cost effective, yet unique tool in its capabilities for the development of innovative processes and products.”, say Dr. Michael Doran and Carsten Schimansky of Notion Systems.
„The platform concept of the n.jet inkjet printers from Notion Systems bridges the gap between R&D and industrial applications, for example in the photovoltaics or display manufacturing industry. Our investment enables the development of further modules for additional applications.”, says Dr. Matthias Dill, Investment Manager at HTGF, justifying the investment decision.
Positioning precision in the micrometer range, a stable industrial built, a large variety of supported print head manufacturers and a broad selection of automation solutions distances the n.jet lab printers from other laboratory inkjet printers. Sharing the mechanical base with the n.jet lab inkjet, the development of Notion Systems production inkjet will be shortened and the associated cost reduced substantially.
„The Notion Systems team possesses considerable experience in the development and production of precise inkjet, laser and automation equipment. This leads to an extraordinarily short development time and a timely market entry.”, says Dr. Alexander Georgieff.
„The market volume of printed electronics will multiply within the next years. Notion Systems is well positioned to become a leading supplier of this market.“, says Florentin Walker, Investmentmanger at MBG.
About Notion Systems GmbH
Notion Systems GmbH develops, produces and markets inkjet, laser and automation equipment for applications in photovoltaics, printed electronics, printed circuit board and other industries. A cost effective platform concept, precise positioning solutions, a large choice of automation solutions and industrial strength sets Notion Systems products apart from those of competitors. It supports its customers with the comprehensive knowledge of processes in the photovoltaics, printed electronics and printed circuit boards industry.
About the MBG
The MBG invests in small and medium-sized enterprises based in Baden-Württemberg with investments ranging from € 25.000 up to € 2.5 m. The MBG invests in all stages from seed to start-up and later stage. The MBG is a publicly supported private equity firm. It works closely together with the Bürgschaftsbank Baden-Württemberg GmbH and receives support from the federal state of Baden-Württemberg and the German government. Therefore it offers attractive conditions to the companies it invests in.
About Seedfonds BW
Together with the High-Tech Gründerfonds the Seedfonds BW supports technology companies based in Baden-Württemberg in the early start-up or seed stage with private equity. The investors of Seedfonds BW are the federal state of Baden-Württemberg (Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs), the L-Bank, LBBW Venture Capital GmbH and MBG Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg GmbH.
MBG Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg GmbH
Tel.: +49 711 1645-772
Fax: +49 711 1645-87772
About Georgieff Capital
Georgieff Capital is a specialised independent investment banking firm which provides highly customised and complementary strategic financial services to both corporate and investor clients from offices in Königstein and London. Since the firm´s formation in 2005, it has advised clients on more than 50 capital markets and M&A transactions. Georgieff Capital Advisors offers clients strategic and financial advice within the context of retained and, where appropriate, mutually exclusive relationships. It also sources and structures individual equity and debt investments, in which it will typically invest alongside its investor clients. Georgieff Capital Investors is a direct and indirect investor, primarily in early and growth stage clean technology companies, with an emphasis on energy, production and material efficiency.
Georgieff Capital Beteiligungen GmbH
61462 Königstein i.Ts.
Tel. +49-61 74-249 60 12
Fax +49-61 74-249 60 19
About High-Tech Gruenderfonds
High-Tech Gruenderfonds invests in young, high potential high-tech start-ups. The seed financing provided is designed to enable start-ups to take an idea through prototyping and to market launch. Typically, High-Tech Gruenderfonds invests EUR 500,000 in the seed stage, with the potential for up to a total of EUR 2 million per portfolio company in follow-on financing. Investors in this public/private partnership include the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the KfW Banking Group, as well as strategic corporate investors including ALTANA, BASF, B. Braun, Robert Bosch, CEWE Color, Daimler, Deutsche Post DHL, Deutsche Telekom, Evonik, Lanxess, media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, METRO, Qiagen, RWE Innogy, SAP, Tengelmann and Carl Zeiss. High-Tech Gruenderfonds has about EUR 573.5 million under management in two funds (EUR 272 million HTGF I, EUR 301.5 million HTGF II).
High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
Dr. Matthias Dill
Tel.: +49 228 823 00 100
Fax: +49 228 823 00 050