EIF Support

henQ is supported by InnovFin Equity, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments and the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) set up under the Investment Plan for Europe. The purpose of EFSI is to help support financing and implementing productive investments in the European Union and to ensure increased access to financing

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SFDR Disclosure

1. The Integration of Sustainability Risks

Under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (2019/2088) on sustainability- related disclosures in the financial services sector (the “SFDR”) “sustainability risks” are defined as environmental, social or governance events or conditions that, if they occur, could cause an actual or a potential material negative impact on the value of an investment.

The SFDR and amending Regulation (EU) 2020/852 (hereafter “Taxonomy Regulation”), as relevant since March 10, 2021, requires henQ Capital Management 4E B.V. and Henq Capital Partners B.V. (jointly “henQ”) to publish its policy regarding the incorporation of sustainability risks in its investment process for its various funds under management (hereafter the “henQ Funds”).

In selecting its investments henQ, assesses to what extent sustainability risks could have a negative impact of the value of an investment. If appropriate, henQ may conduct sustainability risk-related due diligence and/or take steps to mitigate sustainability risks and preserve the value of the investment. This could potentially mitigate negative impact of sustainability risks on the performance of the henQ Funds.

2. No Consideration of Sustainability Adverse Impacts

henQ currently does not consider the adverse impacts of its investment decisions for the henQ Funds or the underlying portfolio companies on sustainability factors, within the meaning of Article 4(1)(a) of the SFDR.

Since the portfolio companies we invest in are early-stage with limited resources and only a small administrative overhead, the collection and evaluation of detailed sustainability indicators is considered disproportionate compared to the achievable benefits, notably on the environmental side, but also in relation to social, employee and human rights-related matters.

In line with the foregoing, none of the henQ funds is labelled as an article 8 and/or 9 fund under the SFDR. In this context we also note that none of the henQ funds are open for new investors and each of those henQ funds has been established prior to SFDR and Taxonomy entering into force.

We are however continuously monitoring our approach in this respect and re-evaluate the inclusion of adverse impacts of our investment decisions on sustainability factors once we will start raising for a new fund.

3. Remuneration

In line with regulatory requirements henQ does not have a remuneration policy and therefore does not integrate sustainability risks into such a policy.