Skip to main content

BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity, Capricorn Fusion China Fund et al. invest in solid state lidar company, XenomatiX

By Eric Van Rees - 7th March 2021 - 09:51

XenomatiX, provider of true solid state lidars for ADAS, autonomous driving and road digitization, has received funds from 9 different entities including two international investment funds, BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity and Capricorn Fusion China Fund.

Peter Croonen and several other industrial private equity investors, with a background in automotive and mobility are amongst the 9 to express their confidence in XenomatiX, the Leuven based, high tech company.

Alain Brackenier, CFO of XenomatiX adds ‘Our team has recently met a technical milestone agreed with an earlier strategic investor. As a result, also this investor increased its stake in XenomatiX”.

Steven Levecke, Senior Investment Manager at Capricorn Fusion China Fund says ‘‘ From our first meeting with XenomatiX’ management we were impressed by the professionalism of the team and their clear strategy and business model to deliver lidar-modules to Tier-1 players, with a strong focus on meeting automotive key requirements such as reliability and cost. With a strong potential in China in the supply chain and in the commercialization, we are enthusiastic to be part of the further evolution of XenomatiX as we see a great fit with the strategy of our Capricorn Fusion China Fund to invest in European innovative companies with ambitious transcontinental growth plans.’’

‘‘We at BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity are convinced of the ability of XenomatiX and its management team to become a leading player in the Lidar market supported by the commercial and technological developments to date. Moreover, we are excited to support the company in its road to further commercialization’’, adds Steven Van Droogenbroeck, Investment Associate from BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity.

“The lidar market is maturing, it’s becoming clear which technologies and companies will make it to mass production. There are fewer lidar companies than some years ago. We are proud XenomatiX is among the ones that succeed in attracting new investors. Our recent commercial successes with several leading automotive companies provided the investors with a very relevant technology and business assessment.’’ says Filip Geuens, CEO of XenomatiX.

Read More: Laser Scanning Transport & Logistics

Subscribe to our newsletter

Stay updated on the latest technology, innovation product arrivals and exciting offers to your inbox.