Leipzig based Energiekonzepte Mitteldeutschland GmbH (“EKM”), a premium full-service provider of solar power production and storage systems, partners with AUCTUS Capital Partners AG and its associated funds (“AUCTUS”), the new majority shareholder. The founder, Mathias Hammer, will remain with the company as an advisor and shareholder. The current managing director Silvio Bräuer has invested alongside AUCTUS and will continue to lead the operational EKM business. This lays the foundation for continued strong growth and further establishment of the significant market position. Cowen exclusively advised the founder during the process.
“Photovoltaics is a key element in the future of sustainable energy. EKM’s impressive growth momentum immediately excited us and we are looking forward to continuing this success story together”, says Dr. Ingo Krocke, founder and member of the board of AUCTUS.
Mathias Hammer, founder and shareholder of EKM: “I am pleased to have found the best possible partner in AUCTUS to develop the business and carry out strategic acquisitions. Special thanks to Cowen for the trustful advisory process.”
EKM, based in Leipzig, was founded by Mathias Hammer in 2018. The company is a premium full-service provider focusing on the professional distribution of energy autarky solutions consisting of home-use solar power production and storage systems and complementary energy services. EKM focuses its sales activities on private households with single-family houses. The company works with a large number of craft businesses for installation and commissioning of the hardware and has a rapidly growing distribution network.
AUCTUS is an independent investment company founded in 2001 and based in Munich. The AUCTUS team of 23 experienced investment professionals manages capital in excess of €500 million. AUCTUS has a particular focus on sector-specific ‘Buy-and-Build’ strategies with currently 30 national and international platform investments being transformed to become market leaders. Since its inception, AUCTUS has been able to realize more than 250 investments in companies, which can essentially be assigned to their 5 core sectors (IT, health care, business services, consumer and industry).