Regional offering

Mezzanine financing and equity for innovative companies in Bavaria (except Greater Munich)

Small and medium-sized innovative tech and growth companies can strengthen their economic base with mezzanine and direct investments of up to 1.5 million euros. To this end, VR Equitypartner, together with the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, has set up a fund with a double-digit million euro volume.

The benefits

of ERDF mezzanine or equity financing

preferential rates

ERDF’s involvement ensures very attractive conditions for companies within the region.

High Flexibility

Open to companies from all industries, appropriate terms and relevant level of participation: minority and majority shareholdings are possible.

Proven know-how

Our involvement in the fund - with 50 years’ experience as an equity investor, a comprehensive network of experts and a current portfolio of about 100 companies - means that we, too, can give you strategic support for your business success.

Target group

  • Innovative medium-sized companies with strong growth potential
  • No industries excluded

Financing needs

  • Growth, succession or changes to the shareholder base

Term / investment horizon per engagement

  • 5 to 10 years

Investment volume per company

  • Up to EUR 1.5 million
  • Mezzanine financing, equity (minority or majority shareholding)

Your contact

Would you like more information? Please contact us at or get in touch directly:

Managing Director
VR Equity Gesellschaft für regionale Entwicklung in Bayern mbH

+49 69 710 476 – 316

Managing Director
VR Equity Gesellschaft für regionale Entwicklung in Bayern mbH


+49 69 710 476 – 312

Full address:


VR Equity Gesellschaft für regionale Entwicklung in Bayern mbH
c/o VR Equitypartner GmbH


Platz der Republik
60265 Frankfurt am Main


Managing Directors: Jens Schöffel, Michael Vogt


Handelsregister Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main, HRB 104317


You can find out more about ERDF here:

European Commission:


Detailed information about the Bavarian fund is available in German only at: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft und Medien, Energie und Technologie:

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From Münster central railway station:

About 10 minutes by taxi.

Public transport offers various options from the central railway station. Either take the bus line 7 direction Kriegerweg, the number 15 bus line direction Albachten, or the bus line 16 direction Mecklenbeck. The bus station is „DZ Hyp/IHK“ whichever route you take. From here, cross the Weseler Strasse, and the Sentmaringer Weg is diagonally opposite. Immediately left is VR Equitypartner GmbH located.

By car:

Coming from the A1 and A43, at the Münster-Süd motorway junction take the B51 and then the B219 (Weseler Strasse) in the direction of Münster city centre. After the second major junction, turn off after just 400 m on the right into the Sentmaringer Weg. VR Equitypartner GmbH can be found immediately on the left.


VR Equitypartner GmbH
Platz der Republik
60265 Frankfurt am Main



Cityhaus I
Platz der Republik 6
Entrance via Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage


From Frankfurt Airport:

Take the A5 towards Frankfurt to Westkreuz Frankfurt. Follow signs towards Frankfurter Westkreuz and Messe. From there, drive into Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage and follow the arrows on the map.
Parking is available in the public car park “Westend” in Savignystraße.

On request, we are happy to reserve one of our visitor parking spaces in Cityhaus I for you.

The entrance is in Erlenstraße.


With public transport:

Take S-Bahn line S8 or S9 (towards Frankfurt Hbf., Offenbach or Hanau) and you will arrive directly at the main station (Hauptbahnhof).

U-Bahn line U4 or U5 – Station Frankfurt(Main) Hbf.

It then takes around 5 minutes on foot from the station to VR Equitypartner.

Tram lines 11, 16, 17, 21 – Platz der Republik stop.


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  • Managing Director of VR Equitypartner GmbH
  • Responsible for Risk-/Portfoliomanagement, Value management, Accounting, Controlling, HR, Legal, Data protection, Revision, IT and Operations
  • Until merger he had been Managing Director of DZ Equity Partner since 2010
  • Before: Group Head and Vice Head of Division for Structured Financing with focus on acquisition financing (credit)
  • Apprenticeship at Dresdner Bank AG, Wiesbaden, Business administration Studies at the University of Passau and Managerial and Administrative Studies at Aston University Birmingham with “Diplom-Kaufmann” final qualification (MBA equivalent)


  • Managing Director of VR Equitypartner GmbH
  • Responsible for acquisition and development of direct investments and mezzanine financing projects
  • Joined DZ Equity Partner as Investmentmanager in 2006
  • Since 2008 Member of the Executive Board and since 2013 Authorised Representative
  • Before: Procurist and Certified Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Final qualification: Diplom-Kaufmann (MBA equivalent), Business administration degree at the University of Mannheim