Marty makes Ventizz Partner

Ventizz Capital Partners, an investor in growth capital and mid-size tech buyouts in the German-speaking region, has announced Andreas Marty will be made a partner effective from October 1, 2011. Marty has been chief financial officer of the firm since July 2008.

PRESS RELEASE
Andreas Marty, already Chief Financial Officer of Ventizz Capital Partners (“Ventizz”) since July 2008, will be made a partner effective from October 1, 2011. At the same time, Christian Sarwa, based in Zurich, will be promoted to the role of Investment Director.

“Since their arrival at Ventizz, Andreas Marty and Christian Sarwa have demonstrated outstanding achievement and exceptional commitment to our company. They have played a particularly important role in the overall success of Ventizz,” said Dr. Helmut Vorndran, Managing Partner and CEO of Ventizz Capital Partners AG, the exclusive advisor to the Ventizz Private Equity Funds.

In his role as CFO, Andreas Marty is responsible for the legal and financial control of the company, as well as fund and investment controlling for the Ventizz funds. Since coming on board in 2008, Andreas Marty has worked actively on establishing the Switzerland branch of Ventizz with an investment and auditing team. Previously, Andreas Marty was Senior Manager in the assurance sector at PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, responsible for national and international clients. Mr. Marty is a graduate of the Academy of Accountancy in Zurich and is a certified public accountant.

Christian Sarwa joined Ventizz in Zurich in January 2009 as Investment Manager. To date, Mr. Sarwa has primarily been involved in the development and structuring of transactions in the clean technology sector. With regards to the Ventizz portfolio, he was responsible for Gish Biomedical Inc. in the USA up until its sale to the Sorin Group and acted in an advisory role for the exceet group. Prior to his role at Ventizz, he worked from 2005 on as Investment Manager at NBGI Private Equity in London and was previously at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Zurich. Christian Sarwa qualified as a materials engineer from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and has an MBA from the London Business School.

About Ventizz Capital Partners
Ventizz Capital Partners was established in 2000 and has offices in St. Gallen, Zurich, Düsseldorf and Vienna. Ventizz Capital Partners is the exclusive advisor to the Ventizz Private Equity Funds, which provide growth capital and buyout financing for high tech companies in Western Europe. Four partners and a team of 15 additional professionals currently advise four funds with a total capital under management of 675 million euros. Ventizz Capital Fund IV L.P. is the largest of four so far established funds. The Fund was closed at the end of 2007 after only six months of fundraising, during which 450 million euros were raised, making it one of the biggest private equity funds in the segment of growth capital and mid-size tech buyouts in the German-speaking region.

Ventizz Funds have to date invested in 41 companies with a focus on the areas of renewable energy/clean tech, high-tech manufacturing industries, medical technology and information and communication technology. In addition to a variety of trade sales, Ventizz has so far floated four portfolio companies (ersol, SAF, PV Crystalox Solar and recently exceet) at European stock exchange markets.