Size and structure of investment
PONTIS generally prefers to have minority investments, but in exceptional cases, majority investments are also an option. However, there is never any intention of taking on an operational role within a given company.
PONTIS invests EUR 1-5 million per company, which is mostly spread over the period of the investment. If necessary, much higher amounts can be invested in collaboration with co-investors.
Equity capital is generally injected into the firm in return for shares after an increase in capital. If circumstances permit then some existing shares may also be purchased. With follow-up financing, other types of finance can also be made available that are similar to equity capital, such as shareholder loans, convertible loans or mezzanine loans.
Third-party financing, such as from other financial investors, mezzanine funds, banks, business angels, etc. as well as public institutions like Austria Wirtschaftsservice, Austrian Research Promotion Agency, NÖBEG, etc. can be involved as is required, independently of the given financing structure.
PONTIS generally invests in a given company for 3 to 7 years before paving the way, generally with the other shareholders, for the planned exit (selling of shares).