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Homburger advised CirCap and Planet First Partners on their investment in Swiss-based building material innovation start-up Nanogence SA

On November 15, 2023, Nanogence SA closed its Series A financing round, securing financing from a consortium of investors. The consortium was led by CirCap, an investment platform providing strategic private capital to innovative companies in climate-tech, healthcare and education, and included Planet First Partners, a growth-equity sustainable investment platform focusing on supporting high-potential companies in progressing to the growth stage, and the EIC Fund, the venture arm of the European Innovation Council.

Based in Renens, Switzerland, Nanogence developed a proprietary smart catalyst technology, which enhances the binding efficiency of cementitious and inorganic binder systems. Without compromising product performance and without requiring changes in the existing manufacturing processes, the smart catalyst technology is expected to enable reductions of up to 40% in CO2 emissions and up to 20% in costs in applications including cement, concrete and mortar.

Homburger AG advised lead investor CirCap and Planet First Partners on this financing round. The Homburger team was led by Lorenzo Togni and Oriana Schöni and included Léonard Aeschlimann, Thomas Romelli, Aron Belegu and Jana Waldvogel (all Corporate / M&A) as well as Luca Dal Molin and Joel Fink ( both IP / IT).