Commerzbank continues to expand its sustainable asset management services by acquiring minority stake in NIXDORF Kapital AG

22 March 2024

Commerzbank AG continues to expand its asset management services with a minority stake in the Munich-based impact investment company NIXDORF Kapital AG. A deal has been struck to acquire around 18 per cent of the shares. The parties have agreed not to disclose the financial details of the investment.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) are the fields of action of NIXDORF Kapital AG, which was founded in 2016 by Dagmar Nixdorf, now Chairperson of the Supervisory Board. The investment range of the impact investment platform includes various innovative asset classes, such as forestry and agriculture, life sciences, biodiversity technologies for oceans, and various fields of action, such as climate and water. “With the name NIXDORF, I represent medium-sized companies acting with social responsibility. This is our way of supporting investors during their transformation, increasing their assets, and generating a social return. This is how we make the world a little better,” Nixdorf explained.

“The minority stake in NIXDORF Kapital AG is a further step towards expanding our range of sustainable asset management services. The partnership with NIXDORF Kapital AG will broaden our product range by adding a promising dimension of impact investment,” said Thomas Schaufler, Member of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank responsible for Private and Small-Business Customers. “NIXDORF Kapital AG is already established as an impact investment boutique and boasts a high level of expertise, reputation, and a broad entrepreneurial network. With Yellowfin, Commerz Real, our investment in Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft, our asset management business, and our minority stake in NIXDORF Kapital AG, we are very well positioned in the field of asset management,” Schaufler added.

“NIXDORF Kapital AG sees itself as a trailblazer for transformation processes that benefit the greater good – based on real value creation and SME business ethics. Commerzbank, with its focus on SMEs and values, is a strong partner that expands our customer network and enables further growth,” commented Dr Andreas Rickert, Deputy CEO of NIXDORF Kapital. “This enables us to drive forward projects together in an even more targeted manner that not only have a financial, but also a social and ecological impact,” Rickert added.

Source: Commerzbank
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