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1 BASF Venture Capital GmbH Investment Strategy for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials EuroNanoForum Riga 2015

2 Disclaimer This presentation contains forward-looking statements under the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections of BASF management and currently available information. They are not guarantees of future performance, involve certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove to be accurate. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of BASF to be materially different from those that may be expressed or implied by such statements. Such factors include those discussed in BASF s Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not assume any obligation to update the forwardlooking statements contained in this presentation. 2

3 Agenda I About BASF II About BASF Venture Capital GmbH III Investment Process IV Current Portfolio 3

4 Agenda I About BASF II About BASF Venture Capital GmbH III Investment Process IV Current Portfolio 4

5 BASF We create chemistry Our chemicals are used in almost all industries We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection Sales 2014: 74,326 million EBIT 2014: 7,626 million Employees (as of December 31, 2014): 113,292 6 Verbund sites and around 353 production sites

6 Chemistry-based innovations growth and technology fields Global needs Key customer industries Growth fields Technology fields Batteries for Mobility Resources, Environment & Climate Transportation Agriculture Enzymes E-Power Management Functional Crop Care Materials, Systems & Nanotechnology Food & Nutrition Construction Energy & Resources Heat Management for Construction Lightweight Composites Raw Material Change Organic Electronics Quality of Life Consumer Goods Electronics Plant Biotechnology Water Solutions White Biotechnology Wind Energy Health & Nutrition... 6

7 Agenda I About BASF II About BASF Venture Capital GmbH III Investment Process IV Current Portfolio 7

8 Field of Operation BASF s Innovation Matrix 150 Jahre Technology New to BASF Exploratory Research BVC New Business Established at BASF Technology Platforms Marketing New Business Development BASF active BASF NOT-active Market 8

9 BASF Venture Capital GmbH (BVC) Facts & Figures Founded in April 2001 Offices in Ludwigshafen (Germany; HQ), Boston (MA, USA), Fremont (CA, USA), Hong Kong (China) and Tokyo (Japan) Team size: 13 people Fund size: 175 million Takes minority stakes in start-up companies ( 1-5 million per company) Investments: 34 direct and 8 funds since inception 9

10 BASF Venture Capital GmbH Two Key Objectives 150 Jahre Strategic Financial Identify disruptive technologies for BASF Financial Return Risk-adequate returns on a single investment basis Complement projects of BASF New Business Leverage on external skills for Growth Fields Window on Technology Solid financial return on the entire portfolio through technology and market diversification 10

11 BASF Venture Capital What we do and what we don t do 150 Jahre Acquire minority stakes of 5-25% in start-up companies Invest into companies with background in chemistry, (nano-) material sciences, biotech, oil & gas Form syndicates with other funds as both co-investor or lead-investor Build commercial and/or R&D collaborations with start-ups Use both trade sales and IPOs as exit routes Acquire investments from other venture capital companies ( secondaries ) Finance suppliers, customers or projects Invest in public companies Conduct buy-outs Outside of BASF strategic focus: pharmaceutical businesses, software/it, telecommunication, service businesses 11

12 Start-up and Corporations BVC mediating two different worlds 150 Jahre The Start-up World Corporations BVC Strengths Fast-paced Disruptive innovators Looking for Hockey-Sticks Strengths Knowledgeable in core areas Incremental innovators Long-term thinkers Weaknesses Low liquidity Limited industry knowledge High company death rate Weaknesses Slow-paced Not good at disruptive innovations 12

13 Agenda I About BASF II About BASF Venture Capital GmbH III Investment Process IV Current Portfolio 13

14 Investment Process Strategic & Financial Objectives in Balance Investment Process First Contact Screening Due Diligence Investment Management Exit 900 deals p.a. ~10 % ~3 % ~0.3 % Deal sourcing VC Network BASF Fund investments Conferences VC Databases Technology Charter Brief evaluation: Technology Business model Market Financials Key Contact Endorsement & Term Sheet In-depth evaluation: Technology & IP Business model Management Market Syndicate Exit Market & Tech Experts Due Diligence Findings positive? Negotiation of legal documentation is fundamental to BASF s future rights and obligations BASF interaction Managing portfolio company and representing BASF s interests Building a relationship with BASF Board Seat Sale of shares in order to generate a return for BASF: IPO or Trade Sale (M&A) Return 14

15 Cooperations between BASF and Startups are beneficial for both Parties 150 Jahre Powerful impetus for the start-up company Window on technology & Risk adequate financial returns A start-up company can benefit from BASF by leveraging BASF s global network and expertise in many areas developing its products faster and launching them earlier gaining better access to the target market By investing venture capital and cooperating with young companies BASF can remain technologically up-to-date gain access to new business areas/markets shape innovative interdisciplinary technologies 15

16 Agenda I About BASF II About BASF Venture Capital GmbH III Investment Process IV Current Portfolio 16

17 BVC Investment Portfolio NAFTA 150 Jahre Vancouver Fremont St.Barbara Chicago Boston NAFTA Offices Fund Investment Company ABN Corp. Arcadia Inc. Technology Formulation Technology for Animal Health, Nutrition & Ag Seed Traits for Nitrogen usage, Salt, Drought Aspen Aerogels Inc. Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. Ogin FRX Sciessent SDCmaterials Inc. Solidia Technologies Inc. SLIPS Technologies Insulation Material for Industrial Plants & Buildings Catalyst Systems Wind Turbines Polymers Antimicrobial Solutions Nanomaterial Discovery and Manufacturing Green Building Materials Customized, highly-repellent slippery surfaces 17

18 BVC Investment Portfolio Europe & Asia 150 Jahre Europa Offices Fund Investment Ludwigshafen Beijing Tokyo Hong Kong Company baseclick GmbH DataLase Ltd. Dt. Rohstoff AG Heliatek GmbH Plastic Logic Ltd. SmartKem Technology DNA labeling technology Pigments for laser coding Oil, Gas and Rare Earth Elements Organic Photovoltaics Printable electronics Organic semiconductors for printed, flexible electronics 18

19 Dr. Claus Hackmann Investment Manager BASF Venture Capital GmbH Benckiser Platz 1, BE Ludwigshafen Germany Tel

20 150 Jahre

21 BASF Venture Capital Strategic Objectives 150 Jahre Develop insights emerging technologies key market trends novel business models Get access to new technologies contacts to innovative service providers, suppliers or customers joint technology development joint commercialization Build up business options Joint project development Joint market entry Extend geographic reach Potential future business extension 21

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