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Capital Dynamics successfully closes USD 111 million in commitments to venture capital


ZUG, Switzerland, February 16, 2012 – Capital Dynamics is pleased to announce the successful final closing of Capital Dynamics Champion Ventures VII, a US-based venture program targeting top-tier US venture managers or pre-eminent international venture firms with strong US ties.

The final closing of Capital Dynamics Champion Ventures VII ends a successful fundraising for Capital Dynamics’ US-based venture capital program with a total of USD 111 million in committed capital. The program has already made several venture fund commitments. Many of these funds have commenced investing and some of the funds have already experienced IPOs of underlying portfolio companies.

Capital Dynamics Champion Ventures VII builds on Capital Dynamics’ established network of relationships and history of venture capital commitments dating back to 1991. Capital Dynamics manages prior generation funds of funds with over 150 US venture fund holdings representing more than 40 managers.

Spencer Punter, Director and Head of US Venture Capital at Capital Dynamics, said: “We are delighted that the fund has reached a successful close and has attracted capital from existing and new institutional investors as well as high net worth individuals. We’d like to thank both our investors and General Partners for their participation and role in the program’s success.”

Thomas Kubr, Capital Dynamics’ CEO, said: “Our success in fundraising illustrates the importance of investing in people and relationships. We have increased our investment in venture capital and in Silicon Valley substantially since 2009 – the success of the program is a testament to the solid relationships we have built and to the quality of our team of venture professionals in Silicon Valley.”

Capital Dynamics

Capital Dynamics is an independent asset management firm focusing on private assets including private equity, clean energy and infrastructure, and real estate. Capital Dynamics offers investors a range of products and services including funds of funds, direct investments, separate account solutions, and structured private equity products.

Our senior investment professionals hold an average of over 20 years of investing experience and due diligence expertise, gained through diverse backgrounds as fund investors, direct investors, and co-investors. With 160 professionals and 10 offices worldwide, Capital Dynamics is able to deliver top-quality service to its client base of sophisticated institutional investors such as pension funds, endowments, family offices, high net worth individuals, and advisors. Headquartered in Switzerland, Capital Dynamics has offices in London, New York, Zurich/Zug, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, Munich, Birmingham (UK), and Brisbane.

Capital Dynamics comprises Capital Dynamics Holding AG and its affiliates.

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