German Startups Group

DB: GSJ

€17m market cap

€1.42 last close

German Startups Group (GSG) is a Berlin-based venture capital investment company, primarily focused on providing investment to technology businesses in German-speaking countries. The company currently holds 43 companies in its investment portfolio and a majority stake in digital agency Exozet

Investment summary

German Startups Group (GSG) continues its transformation into an asset manager. Within its existing portfolio, its focus is on successful exits with proceeds to be partially used for share buybacks and deleveraging. GSG is still exploring available options to exit Exozet, which visibly improved its financial performance in H119. We calculate that GSG’s current share price implies a 43% discount to NAV per share of €2.52 (at end June 2019, adjusted for subsequent buyback). Importantly, the NAV may be out of date as the revaluation of holdings is predominantly driven by new funding rounds/disposals, which were few in H119. Consequently, the average time elapsed since last revaluation based on third-party transactions in its portfolio stood at 357 days (end-June 2018: 226 days).

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Price performance
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Actual (1.0) 4.4 1.1
Relative* (6.4) (7.3) (12.4)
52-week high/low €1.6/€1.2
*% relative to local index
Key management
Marcel Doeppes Head of IR

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