comnovo GmbH

Growth and exit of a university spin-out in the industrial technology sector

comnovo was spun off in 2013 from the “Communication Networks” department of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the TU Dortmund and develops and sells internationally innovative, multi-award-winning assistance systems for intralogistics. With its own technology platform, comnovo is already digitizing and automating the logistics warehouse of tomorrow.


TYPE: Growth Financing

INDUSTRY: Industrial Technology

STATUS: Sale to Kion (2017)

CO-INVESTORS: Hightech-Gründerfonds, Seed Capital Dortmund

Initial Situation

Various challenges as a growth company in the industrial technology sector

Investment Structure

Growth financing (capital increase) as co-investor to Hightech-Gründerfonds and Seed Capital Dortmund

Our Value Proposition

Jürgen A. Neumann accompanied the company as an active advisory board member, among other things with the focal points

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Sales strategy
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Completion of the management team
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Preparation of the exit process
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SPA negotiation

Our Achievement

The company was taken over by the KION Group in 2017.

Investment Projects