Fiege acquires majority shareholding in Next Logistics Accelerator Beteiligungsgesellschaft

Tanja Rosendahl and Tim Gudelj to manage start-ups from the investment fund’s portfolio

Hamburg, 6 November 2020. Next Logistics Accelerator Beteiligungsgesellchaft (NLA KG) is changing hands: Fiege has acquired the majority shareholding in Hamburg-based NKL KG, which also covers its portfolio management. Venture capital experts Tanja Rosendahl and Tim Gudelj, next to their involvement as partners in F-Log Ventures, will accompany the start-ups from NLA’s portfolio in the future in the capacity as managing director and fund manager. Both can look back at many years of experience within venture capital and developing start-ups from in a variety of industries.

NLA KG was founded in 2017 by Next Logistics Accelerator GmbH. During its two-year programme, funds were invested in 16 fresh start-ups from the fields of logistics and mobility. March 2020 marked the end of the two-year set-up phase, which was followed by the consolidation of NLA KG’s previous shareholder structure. Fiege has acquired the majority share in NLA KG, and hence the responsibility for advancing the portfolio, to offer concerted support and the best-possible development opportunities to the start-ups.

“F-Log Ventures invests in the two crucial funding phases for start-ups, the so-called Seed phase and Series A phase. Acquiring NLA KG with its portfolio of fledgling companies is a perfect match for our current venture capital activities”, says Felix Fiege, CEO of Fiege.

“After having set up the portfolio, it is now about advancing the companies and taking them to the next level”, says Tanja Rosendahl. “During this exciting phase we will support NLA KG’s portfolio enterprises with our network and our contacts as best as possible.”

Fiege will grow its F-Log Ventures team in the months to come, to secure sufficient capacities for guiding the start-ups with the best possible support.

About the

The Fiege Group, headquartered in Greven/ Germany, is one of Europe’s leading logistics providers. Its competence lies particularly in the development and realisation of integrated supply chain systems, and it is considered a pioneer of contract logistics. In 2019, the Group generated a turnover of Euro 1.7 billion world-wide with a workforce of 19,000 people. 150 locations and co-operations based in 14 countries form a dense supply-chain network. 3.3 million square metres of warehouse and logistics space vouch for the company’s efficiency.