BIG’s Acquisition Of A Minority Stake In AMPEERS ENERGY

CMS advised AMPEERS ENERGY on the deal.

As part of a financing round, the Austrian Federal Real Estate Company (BIG) is taking a 25.1 percent stake in the German start-up AMPEERS ENERGY – the SaaS specialist for cross-sectoral and intelligent energy optimization of real estate. With its participation in the science-based start-up, BIG plans to further promote the decarbonisation of its properties and to achieve the goal of a climate-neutral energy supply. All parties involved have agreed not to disclose the details of the participation. In the course of BIG’s participation in AMPEERS ENERGY, the two companies are founding a joint subsidiary in Austria, which handles local projects for the BIG Group and is supposed to bundle relevant know-how in this new field.

AMPEERS ENERGY, based in Munich, was founded in 2019 as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Society. The company develops and sells innovative and intelligent software for optimizing energy supplies and reducing CO2 emissions from real estate and urban districts.

The Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft is one of the most important property owners in Austria. According to its own statements, the group maintains over 2,000 properties with a fair value of around EUR 13.8 billion.

The CMS team included Stefan-Ulrich Müller (Picture), Partner, München, Dr. Jessica Mohaupt-Schneider, Counsel, München, Felix Schmitt, Senior Associate, München, alle Corporate/M&A, Dr. Björn Herbers, Partner, Brüssel, Moritz Pottek, Senior Associate, Brüssel, beide Competition & EU, Dr. Markus Kaulartz, Counsel, München, TMC, Stefan Lüft, Partner, München, Intellectual Property in Germany and Dr. Clements Grossmayer
Mag. Mario Maier, LL.M. (Harvard) in Austria.

Involved fees earner: Moritz Pottek – CMS DeBacker; Björn Herbers – CMS Hasche Sigle; Markus Kaulartz – CMS Hasche Sigle; Stefan Lüft – CMS Hasche Sigle; Jessica Mohaupt – CMS Hasche Sigle; Stefan-Ulrich Müller – CMS Hasche Sigle; Felix Schmitt – CMS Hasche Sigle;

Law Firms: CMS DeBacker; CMS Hasche Sigle;

Clients: AMPEERS ENERGY;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler