PolyTech’s Acquisition of Fos4X

Noerr LLP and Kromann Reumert advised VCVIII Polytech Holding ApS. Taylor Wessing advised fos4X and its shareholders.

PolyTech acquired fos4X, a Munich-based company of fiber optic sensor technology and data analytics for the wind industry.

With the acquisition of fos4X, PolyTech organisation grows with 100 employees and will bring the global number of employees close to 800. The fos4X name and brand will be discontinued, and the current fos4X activities and offices in Germany and China will continue to operate as part of PolyTech.

PolyTech develops and manufactures products and systems for OEMs and owners in the wind industry. The Danish technology company is a portfolio company of Verdane Capital. The acquisition strengthens PolyTech’s blade technology expertise. fos4X is an established specialist for data-driven approaches that are based on robust fiber optic rotor blade sensor technology, such as machine learning to digitize and optimize wind turbines Wind turbine rotor blades play a key role in the pursuit of a lower cost of wind energy.

Founded in 2010, fos4X combines fiber optic sensors, state-of-the-art signal processing and scalable IIoT infrastructure. With its 100 employees and operations in Germany and China, the Company has developed innovative fiber optic sensor technology for the wind industry and registered more than 130 patents to date. The technology developed by fos4X utilises data-driven approaches such as machine learning to digitise and optimise existing and new wind turbines. Its intelligent solutions are used by wind turbines all over the world to optimise their operations.

Noerr team was led by Robert Korndörfer and Dr Florian Becker (Picture) and included vonne Dietzel, Dr Torsten Kraul, Dr Florian-Felix Marquardt, Christian Alexander Mayer, Dr Mansur Pour Rafsendjani, Dr Christoph Rieken, Dr Christian Pelz, Dr Thomas Thalhofer, Dr Bärbel Sachs, Dr Alexander Schilling, Nicole Kaps, Dr David Bomhard, Henrike von dem Berge, Katja Schmitt, Dr Lisa Haseloff, Ines Coenen, Isabell Wunder, Dr Diana Richter, Richard Schwens, Aleksandra Vujinovic and Dr Andreas Wöller.

Kromann Reumert team included Jakob Hans Johansen, Hillary Roberts, Anne Cathrine Dahlgaard Hansen and Daniel Loft.

Taylor Wessing: Dr. Peter Hellich (Partner) and Dr. Philip Cavaillès (Partner) (both Lead), Dr. Daniel Schrembs (Salary Partner), Till Schwichtenberg (Associate) all Corporate/M&A, Klara Pototzky (Associate, Employment, Pension & Mobility) all Munich, Stephan Manuel Nagel (Partner), Dr. Michael Brüggemann (Partner), Dr. Melanie Moser (Associate), Paulina Stemmler (Associate) all Competition, EU & Trade, Dr. Bert Kimpel (Partner), Johanna Thünnesen (Associate) both Tax, all Düsseldorf, Kai Schlender (Associate), Alex Zou (Associate) both China  Desk, Frankfurt/Shanghai.

Involved fees earner: Anne Cathrine Dahlgaard Hansen – Kromann Reumert; Jakob Hans Johansen – Kromann Reumert; Daniel Loft – Kromann Reumert; Hillary Roberts – Kromann Reumert; Florian Becker – Noerr; Henrike von dem Berge – Noerr; David Bomhard – Noerr; Ines Coenen – Noerr; Yvonne Dietzel – Noerr; Lisa Haseloff – Noerr; Nicole Kaps – Noerr; Robert Korndörfer – Noerr; Torsten Kraul – Noerr; Florian-Felix Marquardt – Noerr; Christian Mayer – Noerr; Christian Pelz – Noerr; Mansur Pour Rafsendjani – Noerr; Diana Richter – Noerr; Christoph Rieken – Noerr; Bärbel Sachs – Noerr; Alexander Schilling – Noerr; Katja Schmitt – Noerr; Richard Schwens – Noerr; Thomas Thalhofer – Noerr; Aleksandra Vujinovic – Noerr; Andreas Wöller – Noerr; Isabell Wunder – Noerr; Michael Bruggemann – Taylor Wessing; Philip Cavaillès – Taylor Wessing; Peter Hellich – Taylor Wessing; Bert Kimpel – Taylor Wessing; Melanie Moser – Taylor Wessing; Stephan Manuel Nagel – Taylor Wessing; Klara Pototzky – Taylor Wessing; Kai Schlender – Taylor Wessing; Daniel Schrembs – Taylor Wessing; Till Schwichtenberg – Taylor Wessing; Paulina Stemmler – Taylor Wessing; Johanna Thünnesen – Taylor Wessing; Alex Zou – Taylor Wessing;

Law Firms: Kromann Reumert; Noerr; Taylor Wessing;

Clients: fos4X; Polytech Srl/GmbH;