In a strategic move to facilitate international expansion, Venionaire Capital, a leading player in the Austrian Venture Capital and Private Equity sector, has successfully completed its transformation into a joint-stock company (AG). This transformation, while not immediately resulting in a stock market listing, sets the stage for the company’s ambitious growth plans and broader European visibility.
Diverse Leadership and Ambitious Vision
Venionaire Capital proudly announces a 50% female participation in its management team. The company’s Supervisory Board will be chaired by the highly accomplished startup investor Markus Ertler, former founder of Immobilien.net. Victoria Woodland-Ferrari and entrepreneur Johann Steszgal will also play pivotal roles in the leadership. With its sights set on innovation, Venionaire Capital aims to strengthen its position as an investment house and fund manager.
Unlocking Opportunities and Facilitating International Expansion
The decision to become a joint-stock company is not primarily about a stock market listing but about enabling further international expansion, improving accessibility for deserving employees, and facilitating access to international capital. The company recognizes the importance of stringent corporate governance regulations in line with its current size and growth plans.
CEO Mag. Berthold Baurek-Karlic on the Company’s Growth Strategy
CEO Mag. Berthold Baurek-Karlic shares, “The transition to a joint-stock company is a significant milestone for Venionaire. We are aware that our upcoming growth steps cannot be achieved solely through our own efforts anymore. Furthermore, we want to give our employees and long-term business partners the opportunity to participate in our development. We will continue our path of internationalization with a broader shareholder base, attracting even more expertise, but we do not aim for an immediate stock market listing.”
Investing in the Future – Financially and Personally
Venionaire Capital is laying the groundwork to become one of Europe’s leading investment houses. The joint-stock company structure provides avenues for capital acquisition, driving personnel expansion, forging stronger international partnerships, and launching new products. The company’s core business of transaction advisory remains a focal point, but the growth area of “Venture Capital Fund Management” is set to expand with the launch of new funds, following recent successes and exits.
Addressing the “War for Talents”
The company aims to attract top talent by offering stock ownership as part of its incentive package, thus becoming a more attractive employer. The move serves as an essential tool in the competitive “War for Talents.”
Seizing Opportunities in Economically Challenging Times
Despite economic challenges, Venionaire Capital remains optimistic and flexible. The company believes in the long-term value of investing during crises and is well-positioned to seize current market opportunities. Moreover, with a clear focus on high technology and innovation, Venionaire Capital is set to invest in a promising future, with an eye on societal impact in the fields of energy, circular economy, and artificial intelligence.
A Promising Future Awaits
Venionaire Capital’s transformation into a joint-stock company is more than a legal change; it’s a declaration of intent. With a strong leadership team, a focus on long-term growth, and a commitment to high technology and innovation, the company will make a significant impact on the European venture capital landscape. Venionaire Capital believes in the power of innovation to shape Europe’s prosperity for generations to come.