The B&C Group invests in expanding technology-focused businesses that support ‘old economy’ industrial companies with digitalisation and/or optimisation. It makes these investments through B&C Innovation Investments GmbH (BCII).
By investing in industrial tech scale-ups – and through its majority holdings in AMAG, Lenzing and Semperit and its long-standing research funding activities – the B&C Group aims to strengthen Austria’s standing as a business location.
BCII investments are focused on companies with highly effective founders, whose business models are centred on technology and innovation and have significant scaling potential. It plays the role of a sparring partner and capitalises on its extensive expertise and B&C’s strong network in the industrial sector.
B&C primarily acts as a minority investor and is under no pressure to formulate exit strategies for its tech investments. It is open to concluding long-term partnerships with scale-ups, provided that they achieve value growth.