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mic AG secures an Investor for Aifotec GmbH

  • 2008

Munich. 02.10.2008. The pub­licly traded, Munich based early-stage tech­nol­ogy Invest­ment Firm mic AG has been suc­cess­ful in secur­ing the bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh as an investor for one of its Meinin­gen based port­fo­lio com­pa­nies, the Aifotec GmbH.

The bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh has entered into a con­tract with Aifotec GmbH. Aifotec GmbH, based in Meiningen,Thuringia, sup­plies Next Gen­er­a­tion Pho­tonic Com­po­nents that are devel­oped on their unique Hybrid Inte­gra­tion Tech­nol­ogy (HIT) to clients active in the Auto­mo­tive, Tele-& Data Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Mil­i­tary mar­kets. mic AG will con­tinue to be the major­ity inter­est holder in Aifotec GmbH fol­low­ing the investment.

Mit dem Ein­stieg der bm|t gmbh gewin­nen wir zusät­zliche Mit­tel, um die exzel­len­ten Mark­tchan­cen der Aifotec beim Aus­bau des Infor­ma­tion High­way zu nutzen“, sagt Claus-Georg Müller, CEO der mic AG und Mit­geschäfts­führer der Aifotec GmbH. Der Gesellschaft fließt durch den Ein­stieg des neuen Investors 1 Mio. Euro frisches Kap­i­tal zu, welches neben dem inter­na­tionalen Aus­bau von Sales & Mar­ket­ing für die Erweiterung der Pro­duk­tion­ska­paz­itäten und tech­nol­o­gis­che Weit­er­en­twick­lun­gen ver­wen­det wer­den soll.

With the entrance of bm|t gmbh we have access to addi­tional funds that will help Aifotec accel­er­ate their growth and devel­op­ment of the Infor­ma­tion High­way and make best use of the excel­lent mar­ket poten­tial”, said Claus-Georg Müller, CEO of mic AG and one of the man­ag­ing direc­tors at Aifotec GmbH. The new investor brings in 1 Mio. of new cap­i­tal which Aifotec GmbH will use to expand its pro­duc­tion of the cur­rent prod­ucts as well as, build out sales and mar­ket­ing chan­nels, and con­tinue its next-gen­er­a­tion prod­uct development.

The invest­ment in Aifotec GmbH rep­re­sents the sec­ond ven­ture cap­i­tal invest­ment that bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh has made in a mic AG port­fo­lio. Ear­lier this year, the ven­ture cap­i­tal firm obtained equity hold­ing in FiSec GmbH, a firm spe­cial­iz­ing in real-time fiber optic net­work mon­i­tor­ing solu­tions that pro­vide effec­tive pro­tec­tion against tam­per­ing. “We have been observ­ing the poten­tial that Aifotec offers for quite some time. With the invest­ment we want to take advan­tage of Aifotec’s excep­tional tech­nol­ogy and achieve key mile­stones for the company’s cur­rent and future prod­ucts in order to secure a lead­ing posi­tion in the data com­mu­ni­ca­tion mar­ket”, announced Dr. Guido Bohnenkamp, CEO of the bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh.

About mic AG

mic AG is a pub­licly traded com­pany listed in the Entry Stan­dard of the Ger­man Stock Exchange. The prin­ci­pal strat­egy of mic AG is to invest in the early stages of tech­nol­ogy firms and pro­vide these firms with a multi-faceted suite of ser­vices: finan­cial, admin­is­tra­tive, legal, con­sult­ing, sales and mar­ket­ing. The port­fo­lio com­pa­nies ben­e­fit from mar­ket matu­rity and posi­tion­ing of mic AG and its estab­lished man­age­ment appli­ca­tions. mic AG is active in the Microsys­tems, Communication/Fiberoptics and Med­i­cine Tech­nol­ogy sec­tors. Since the admis­sion to the Stock Exchange in 2006, mic AG has suc­cess­fully sold 3 port­fo­lio com­pa­nies and cur­rently holds 11 sub­sidiaries in its portfolio.

Contact

mic AG
Andrea Brück
+49 (0) 89 286738–112
+49 (0)89 286738–110

 www.mic-ag.eu

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