Our proven transaction experience extends across a range of situations, industries, geographies and enterprise values.

Our proven transaction experience extends across a range of situations, industries, geographies and enterprise values.

EKO Energy formed a joint venture in December 2015 and was later sold in February 2017 by its shareholder – Franzen&Co. advises the Company and its shareholder on both transactions

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The transaction
In December 2015 Eastern Saxony based EKO Energy agreed to engage in an extensive and exclusive cooperation agreement with respect to its pellet production plant in Rothenburg/O.L thereby securing extensive end-customer.

In February 2017 EKO Energy GmbH was sold by its shareholder in its entirety.

Franzen&Co. supported the shareholder throughout the period of more than three years through a variety of optimizing transactions and ultimately the sale of the company to a strategic buyer.

The company
EKO Energy operates one of the largest and most advanced pellet production plants in Germany with a land area of nearly 200,000 square meters and a standing production capacity of 120’000 tons of pellets per year. Additionally, EKO Energy’s plant is equipped with a power plant capable to produce 2.0 MW per hour, sufficient to develop heat for the pelleting process and to generate significant additional revenues from electricity feeding into the local power grid at preferential rates through the EEG program (Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz).

The shareholder
Globally active individual investor mainly active in real estate, new energy and new technologies.

This transaction represents Franzen & Company´s fourth transaction to date, having advised Swiss-listed Valora Group (SIX: VALN) and Franke Group in corporate disposals and DealMarket in a financing round.

We support entrepreneurs and investors in optimizing their companies‘ strategic positioning by forging value creating alliances. By doing so, we provide access to markets and to capital thereby creating growth.

Our team effectively manages the entire execution process from development of business plans with management, identification and approach of suitable investors, preparation and handling of due diligence to negotiating final terms and covenants, coordinating legal documentation, closing and ongoing monitoring, step by step.