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KfW Bankengruppe gives impetus to economic, social and ecological development worldwide. As a promotional bank under the ownership of the Federal Republic and the Länder (federal states), it offers support to encourage sustainable improvement in economic, social, ecological living and business conditions, among others in the areas of small and medium-sized enterprise, entrepreneurialship, environmental protection, housing, infrastructure, education finance, project and export finance, and development cooperation.

KfW Bankengruppe has also become a strategic partner of business and politics. As an adviser to the German federal government they provide expertise in the privatisation of federally owned companies. This is complemented by additional tasks on behalf of the German government.

Global Loans To provide financing in other countries KfW Bankengruppe is granting global loans to partner banks throughout Europe, enabling them to extend medium and long-term investment loans to small and medium-sized enterprises and to finance private residential building projects that target environmental and climate protection.

Cross-Task Environmental Protection As a promotional and development bank acting on behalf of the German federal government and the federal states, KfW Bankengruppe is also under a particular obligation to protect the environment.

Funding To fulfil its promotional mission KfW Bankengruppe uses a high leverage: the international capital market. Funding for the large number of reduced-interest promotional loans is virtually provided by bulk-buying. KfW Bankengruppe raises EUR 60-70 billion in the capital markets every year and is thus the fifth-largest capital market issuer in Europe after the governments of Italy, Germany, France and the UK.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Capical 8/2013Series A2
clickworker GmbH 12/2012Venture Round€650k7
GOVECS 9/2012Venture Round€10M3
Augmentation Industries 9/2012Seed€1.5M2
Algiax Pharmaceuticals 5/2012Series A€4.3M2
Micropelt 5/2012Venture Round€6.5M4
Humedics 10/2011Series A2
Sividon Diagnostics 9/2011Venture Round3
NonWoTecc Medical 6/2011Series B€7M3
SIRION BIOTECH 6/2011Venture Round4
Bubbles and Beyond 3/2011Series B$1.7M3
SAW Instrument 2/2011Series B€1M2
ELARA Pharmaceuticals 11/2009Series A$6.91M3

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  1. Capical closes a Series A financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
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  3. GOVECS Raises €10M in Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  4. Gruenderszene (gruenderszene.de) [edit]
  5. Algiax Pharmaceuticals Raises €4.3M in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  6. Micropelt Raises €6.5M (finsmes.com) [edit]
  7. Humedics Closes First Venture Financing Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  8. Sividon Diagnostics Receives Equity Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  9. NonWoTecc Medical Closes €7M Second Financing Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  10. SIRION BIOTECH Raises Further Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  11. Bubbles & Beyond gets $1.7M for intelligent fluids: (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  12. Second round of financing of SAW Instrument with KI Kapital, HTGF and KfW successfully completed (saw-instruments.de) [edit]
  13. ELARA Pharmaceuticals (elarapharma.com) [edit]
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