Anne Canel joins NewSpace Capital as Non-Executive Director

• NewSpace Capital is the leading growth equity investor in the space sector globally, with a portfolio of technology leaders…
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• NewSpace Capital is the leading growth equity investor in the space sector globally, with a portfolio of technology leaders across the space supply chain and downstream applications. The space sector is growing rapidly and predicted to be worth $1 trillion by 2040.
• Anne Canel brings over 25 years of experience in financial management and board governance across banking, advisory and non-for-profit institutions to the NewSpace Capital team.
• Bogdan Gogulan, NewSpace Capital’s CEO, said Anne was joining the firm at an exciting time for the sector and further strengthens the Fund’s footprint in Luxembourg.
• Anne Canel commented that NewSpace Capital is at the heart of the Luxembourg space ecosystem and the only truly global space fund with huge potential to further grow. 

9 January 2024 — Private equity firm NewSpace Capital has announced the appointment of seasoned executive Anne Canel as independent director to the board. Anne brings more than 25 years of experience across private equity, corporate finance, advisory and sustainable development, and will support NewSpace in its work investing in growth-stage companies across the space technology ecosystem.

Anne Canel, a graduate from Sciences Po in Paris and the French national military academy at Saint Cyr, holds a number of independent director roles, including at banks, insurance firms, and PE actors in clean energy and industrial technology. Anne’s current roles include non-executive board member at Banque ING Luxembourg as well as Private Equity funds and family holdings. Anne is a qualified chartered accountant, certified in risk management from ICHEC Brussels and leadership from MIT.

NewSpace Capital, which backs founders and entrepreneurs across the space supply chain and downstream applications, counts a number of space tech leaders among its portfolio companies. Its team, which has over 150 years of collective industry experience across space tech and finance, focuses on areas such as the building and manufacture of components, broadcasting and telecommunication, earth observation, and navigation.

Bogdan Gogulan, CEO and Managing Partner of NewSpace Capital, said he was pleased to welcome Anne at a very exciting time for NewSpace and the wider space ecosystem.

“Anne brings great experience and expertise and will play an important role in our mission to support the growth of groundbreaking space tech companies across Europe,” he said.

“Space companies have an outsize role to play in helping us confront some of the biggest challenges facing humanity today, from sluggish productivity to the climate crisis. She joins us at an exciting time for the firm and the sector.”

“Her knowledge and cross-sector experience will be invaluable.”

Anne Canel said:

“Space has fast become an essential sector that underpins much of modern life.

“NewSpace is using growth capital to back those companies that are creating and developing the technology of tomorrow. Space is a sector with significant current value but also huge potential value.

“I am grateful to have the chance to support the work of the NewSpace Capital team.”

About NewSpace Capital

NewSpace Capital is a leading space-focused Private Equity firm. It invests in growth-stage deep-tech companies benefiting from a large and growing market demand for earth observation, communication solutions and data analytics. NewSpace Capital focuses on enabling supply chain technologies and terrestrial applications. Its team comprises unique investment, commercial and scientific experience in the industry and some of the world’s most prominent research institutions.

NewSpace Capital’s portfolio companies include global deep-tech company Cailabs, leaders in laser communications; ICEYE, which owns and operates the world’s largest constellation of synthetic aperture radar satellites; and Kayrros, the global environmental intelligence company recently named one of the world’s 100 Most Influential by TIME.

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