Van Campen Liem acted for the European Investment Fund (EIF), investing in a new created Dutch fund named Innovation Industries Fund.
The Innovation Industries Fund was established as a closed end fund at EUR 75 million committed capital. It shall focus its investment activities primarily on start-ups and early stage initiatives that are active in or have products or technologies in high tech areas such as physical sciences (physics and chemistry), food and agri technology, information technology and medical technology, primarily in the Netherlands. Management intends to foster relationships with research organisations in the Netherlands, including certain Dutch Universities.
EIF’s investment in the fund is supported by InnovFin Equity, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 and the European Fund for Strategic Investments set up under the Investment Plan for Europe. The transaction closed mid-June 2017.
The team at Van Campen Liem consisted of Maurits Tausk, Saskia Bergin, Diederik Palstra, Piet Boonstra and Sanne Mans.