In 2021, Investitionsbank Berlin underwent a corporate restructure. During the course of this process, we spun off the bank holdings from IBB in order to ensure greater clarity, traceability and improve efficiency. In future, we will be able to concentrate even better on our business development and support tasks.
Chairman of the Board of Management
About the IBB Group and its equity investments
IBB Unternehmensverwaltung Anstalt öffentlichen Rechts (IBB UV) was established by law by the Federal State of Berlin. As the parent company of the group, IBB UV is the owner of IBB and for its part is wholly owned by the Federal State of Berlin. All of IBB’s equity investments were transferred to IBB UV. IBB’s former subsidiaries have now become subsidiaries of IBB UV and together they form the IBB Group.
IBB UV is broken down as follows:
- Investitionsbank Berlin AöR
- Banking-related promotional business
- Location and other business development
- Other strategic investments held in conjunction with promotional tasks
Financial reports of IBB UV
These documents are available in German only.
- IBB UV Offenlegungbericht 1. Halbjahr 2022 (PDF)
- IBB UV Finanzbericht 2021 – Konzernabschluss und Konzernlagebericht (PDF)
- IBB UV Jahresabschluss und Lagebericht 2021 (PDF)
- IBB UV Nichtfinanzieller Bericht 2021 (PDF)
- IBB UV Offenlegungsbericht 2021 (PDF)
- Vermerk des unabhängigen Wirtschaftsprüfers zum nichtfinanziellen Bericht 2021 (PDF)
We apply the Corporate Governance Code (CGC) in its applicable version as issued by the Senate Department of Finance. The rules of the Berlin Corporate Governance Code (BCGK) are also part of this.
These documents are available in German only.
Wholly owned subsidiary of IBB UV
IBB is the business development bank of the Federal State of Berlin. IBB promotes and finances investment projects on behalf of the Federal State of Berlin in order to improve economic, ecological and social living conditions in Berlin and thereby advance sustainable development. In addition to business development as well as housing and urban development, the bank’s portfolio will be expanded in 2022 to include labour market promotion.
Participations of banking-related promotional business
Wholly owned subsidiary
IBB Ventures has been providing venture capital to innovative Berlin-based companies since 1997 and has established itself as the market leader in early-stage financing in Berlin. IBB Ventures is the umbrella brand for the VC activities of IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft.
Wholly owned subsidiary
IBB Business Team GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of IBB UV. On behalf of the Federal State of Berlin and IBB, this company implements various funding programmes for start-ups, SMEs and real estate owners.
Location and other business development
Shareholding: 31.5 %
In close cooperation with the other institutions of the Federal State of Berlin, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH offers business and technology funding for companies, investors and scientific institutions in Berlin while marketing Berlin as a location for business. The company’s business service supports investors moving to Berlin as well as Berlin-based companies during their technology transfer, networking, internationalisation and location consolidation efforts. Marketing the capital city helps to strengthen Berlin’s future prospects at regional, national and international level, establishing the capital city as a strong brand under the motto ‘We are one Berlin’.
Founded in 1993, Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH (BTK) promotes Berlin’s tourist attractions worldwide and supports convention business which is so important for the capital city. Under the ‘Visit Berlin’ brand name, BTK positions Berlin as a globally attractive destination for international convention business and city tourism.
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) is the first point of contact for the film and media industry in the capital region. In addition to film funding, the company is helping to develop the city as a media location while supporting media-related projects and the development of gaming, web and mobile content. IBB UV is one of the shareholders of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, together with Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg.
Since early 2002, DAB Digitalagentur Berlin GmbH (DAB) has been providing targeted support to promote the digital transformation of companies in Berlin. Working with other stakeholders in Berlin, this is achieved through support and supervision as well by implementing projects.
The aim of DAB is to act as a mediator, guiding recipients to the digitalization offers, services and ideas already available for the relevant sectors and business areas. These offers, services and ideas are prepared and adjusted for target groups, thus providing direct access to these groups.
In 2019, the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB), together with the kENUP Foundation as fund initiator and Investitionsbank Berlin Group (IBB Group), established the EU Malaria Fund Berlin (EUMF). The fund aims to bridge the gap between research and the market by financing companies or projects involved in research and development projects for malaria diagnosis, prevention and treatment. This is carried out by providing mezzanine financing (venture loans) to European companies active in research and product development for malaria control. Starting in 2019, the IBB Group established the fund companies and developed a governance structure for the fund.
The EU Malaria Fund is managed by a company of the IBB Group. The fund manager of the EUMF, EMM EU Malaria Fund Berlin Managementgesellschaft mbH, is an investment of ipal Gesellschaft für Patentverwertung Berlin mbH. The fund has a term of 10 years and is expected to invest in 11 companies with a total of 27 projects in the field of malaria control and also COVID-19.
Since 2021, the IBB Group has held a EUR 1 million stake in the European Social Innovation and Impact Fund (ESIIF). The IBB Group is involved in the fund together with other public and private investors. The fund is guaranteed under the European Investment Fund. For several years now, Berlin, in particular, has become Germany’s hotspot for social enterprises and other impact investments. With its participation, the IBB Group aims to facilitate access to financing and funding for social enterprises and to help promote sustainable investments. The fund is managed by Berlin-based avesco Financial Services AG.
With a target volume of EUR 20 million, the fund finances early-stage social enterprises (as defined by the EU) based in Germany, Austria and other EU countries (at least 50% in Germany).
Affiliated company with a 20% shareholding
The IBB Group holds a 20% share in the liable capital of this VC fund. The fund focuses on investments and the management of participations in portfolio companies with a focus on the life sciences sector, in particular, medical technology, pharmaceuticals and services. The purpose of the IBB Group’s participation in Peppermint CBF is to improve the financing conditions for young technology-oriented companies in the life sciences/healthcare industry and thus to fulfil the IBB Group’s funding mission in Berlin’s healthcare cluster.
Sustainability of the IBB Group
Sustainability is a top priority for the IBB Group and is firmly anchored in our corporate strategy. Our goal is to make Berlin more sustainable! All of our support activities, for instance, for founders, SMEs, the housing sector, environmental protection, energy saving and renewable energy, are geared to Berlin’s sustainable development.
Sustainability guidelines of the IBB Group
With its products, the IBB Group is helping the Federal State of Berlin to achieve its climate policy goals for carbon reduction and to cope with demographic change. In addition, the IBB Group meets high legal standards in its dealings with customers, suppliers and staff by using its resources efficiently.
For the first time, IBB UV has developed sustainability guidelines for the entire IBB Group. On 5 January 2022, these guidelines were adopted by the board of IBB UV and IBB and apply to the entire IBB Group.
Sustainabilty brochure of the IBB Group
Sustainability has a high priority in the IBB Group. Therefore, we actively promote the sustainable development of Berlin. How do we contribute? What are we planning? We show our way to the "Impact Bank Berlin" in our sustainability brochure.
IBB’s Sustainability Report
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