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Emerald Technology Ventures’ portfolio company Ormecon GmbH acquired by Enthone Inc.

Zurich-Montreal, September 11th, 2008

Emerald Technology Ventures has successfully divested its investment in Ormecon GmbH, a German advanced materials company, following the acquisition by Enthone Inc., a Cookson Electronics company. Ormecon is a leading developer and formulator of high-performance solutions based on their breakthrough expertise in conductive polymers and nano dispersion. The products have applications for printed circuit boards, OLEDs, electroluminescence lamps and photovoltaic/solar cells, and its highly conductive coatings are used for the automotive industry, EMI shielding, and as replacement of indium tin oxide. Ormecon’s product portfolio is an ideal addition to Enthone’s surface finishes solutions and is offering new coating technologies for a wide range of electronics, functional and decorative metal applications. Emerald Technology Ventures led the original institutional investment in Ormecon.

“We are pleased to have found an ideal strategic acquirer for Ormecon which will provide an outstanding platform to further commercialize their unique polymer technology” said Gina Domanig, Managing Partner with Emerald Technology Ventures. “This successful investment divestiture further validates our belief that advanced materials are a key enabling technology within the emerging cleantech sector”.

Investors in Ormecon were Emerald Technology Ventures, CDP Investissements Inc., Zipperling Kessler & Co., SPG Sustainable Performance Group and Future Capital. The advisors in the transaction were Network Corporate Finance and CMS Hasche Sigle.

About Ethone Inc.
Enthone Inc. is a business of Cookson Electronics. The company is a leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings used in the electronics and surface finishing industries. Enthone manufactures markets and distributes its functional, decorative and electronic processes that are used in printed wiring board, semiconductor, photovoltaic, automotive, aerospace, jewelry, and plumbing applications. Cookson Electronics is a leading materials science company that provides high performance materials, chemistry and technology solutions to the electronics and surface finishing industries worldwide. The company delivers superior value by providing truly differentiated products, services and support through its Alpha, Enthone and Cookson Electronics - Semiconductor Products businesses.

About Emerald Technology Ventures
Emerald Technology Ventures is a global leader in cleantech venture capital. Founded in 2000 under the name SAM Private Equity, Emerald is a pioneer in this rapidly emerging sector and is focused on innovative technologies in energy, advanced materials and water. From offices in Zurich, Switzerland and Montreal, Canada, Emerald manages three venture capital funds and two venture capital portfolio mandates totalling over EUR 300 million (USD 440 million). Emerald is currently investing out of its latest fund and is looking for energetic and passionate entrepreneurs with the vision to build world-class clean technology companies.

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Emerald Technology Ventures
Hans Dellenbach
Chief Financial Officer
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Tel +41 44 269 61 23
Fax +41 44 269 61 01

Emerald Technology Ventures
Scott MacDonald
300, rue du Saint-Sacrement, Suite 425
Montreal, QC H2Y 1X4
Tel +1 514 789 6458
Fax +1 514 286 9817

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