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FinLab - Adding value to the fintech portfolio

Following the high transaction activity in H218, FinLab has focused on value creation within its existing fintech companies. This includes initiating the transformation of Kapilendo into a banking partner for SMEs after the acquisition of wevest Digital in September 2019 and two follow-on funding rounds at Iconic Holding. Despite the c 25% decline in Heliad Equity Partner’s share price in H119, the NAV per share remained broadly stable (€20.21 vs €20.44 at end-2018) due to the positive impact from revaluations in the period. However, we note that Heliad’s share price has rebounded 28% since end-June 2019, presumably driven by stock catalysts at its largest portfolio holding, flatex.
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FinLab AG

Finlab AG. Finlab AG, formerly Altira AG, is a Germany-based investment company engaged in the building of companies in the financial services technologies (fintech) sector. It focuses on developing German fintech start-ups, as well as provides venture capital in a form of long-term participation and ongoing support of the investment. Additionally, the Company is engaged in venture deals, such as seed- and follow-on rounds for fintech companies in Germany and abroad. It also invests in venture founding rounds, primarily in companies located in the United States and Asia. Its portfolio includes nextmarkets GmbH, a company operating e-learning platform for global investors.

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Edison Investment Research
Edison Investment Research

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Pedro Fonseca

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