A unique sponsorship

We are an independent VC-firm managing several funds raised from large European corporations and institutional investors. We combine the expertise of an independent financial investors with the deep sector expertise of a multi-corporate VC.

We are committed with our Sponsors to support our portfolio companies by engaging in technology or commercial partnerships.


Designing fluidity

As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector. Alstom manages the widest range of solutions in the market – from high-speed trains to metros and tramways – customised services (maintenance, modernisation,…) and infrastructure and signalling solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated railway systems. It recorded sales of €6.9 billion and booked €10.6 billion of orders in the 2015/16 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 31,000 people today.


Asking more from chemistry

Created in 1863, Solvay is a global company driven by proud and committed chemists. With historical anchorage in Europe, Solvay’s products serve diversified markets worldwide, from consumer goods to energy, with one main aim – to improve quality of life and customer performance. The drive to achieve their aim has resulted in 90 percent of Solvay’s revenue being generated from businesses that are among the top three global leaders in their field.

“We have always operated by imposing on our minds a duty of continuous progress”
Ernest Solvay

Schneider Electric

Make the most of your energy

Between energy generation and its usage, Schneider Electric provides technology and integrated solutions to optimise energy usage in markets like energy & infrastructure, industry, data centres, buildings and residential. With a unique portfolio in electrical distribution, industrial automation, critical power & cooling, building management and security, Schneider Electric is the only global specialist in energy management and a world leader in energy efficiency.

Schneider Electric is a global leader in energy management and efficiency technologies.


Supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in Europe

EIF’s central mission is to support Europe’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) by helping them to access finance. EIF designs and develops venture capital and guarantees instruments which specifically target this market segment. In this role, EIF fosters EU objectives in support of innovation, research and development, entrepreneurship, growth, and employment. The EIF total net commitments to private equity funds amounted to over EUR 6bn at end 2011. With investments in over 370 funds, the EIF is a leading player in European venture due to the scale and the scope of its investments, especially in high-tech and early-stage segments.

Aster Capital is sponsored by the EIF through the "Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme" EU_Flag