Strategic Future: The CleanTech Group, centered around ADLER Smart Solutions, continues its path of success

The success story unfolds further with the entry of investor EMERAM Capital Partners and the collaboration with the renowned specialist firm HMB Energy. This move demonstrates the CleanTech Group's commitment to its ambitious growth trajectory. ADLER and HMB collectively reinforce their claim to market leadership as a full-service partner for businesses in the consultation, planning, and implementation of photovoltaic systems, charging infrastructure, and energy storage.

The Background
EMERAM, a leading independent investment company for medium-sized enterprises, brings significant experience building corporate groups and has been supporting ADLER Smart Solutions in developing a CleanTech Champion since the beginning of the year. This champion integrates interested specialized companies and their market expertise as competence building blocks.

The Deal
By integrating the previously owner-managed HMB GmbH from Meppen, Lower Saxony, the corporate group strengthens its expertise in solar park development and megawatt-scale storage with capacities exceeding 1MWh. HMB is a pioneer in these areas. With its Dutch branch, HMB also expands the operational reach of the new Hamburg-based parent company. The 50+ employees will continue to manage their projects independently from Meppen. The Hamburg headquarters consolidates overarching areas such as administration and finance for the partnership of ADLER Smart Solutions and HMB.

Tajo Adler, CEO of ADLER Smart Solutions: "With the top team from HMB, we significantly enhance our impact. As the first subsidiary, the company falls under the umbrella of our holding, which we see as a family. A CleanTech Family making a strong contribution to the energy transition. Founder Hermann Müller has integrated his life's work into our group and will provide advisory support to the entire team. This trust implies great responsibility for us. We are building our group with all competencies for the B2B market in renewables. Tackling the big tasks – that's what we stand for.”

Hermann Müller, Founder of HMB Energy: "ADLER Smart Solutions convinced us with its vision and appreciative approach to what we have built. Tajo Adler has a mission and a clear goal for his company. He thinks in large solutions – that inspired me. We want to differentiate ourselves as a group by serving our customers comprehensively. We look forward to a shared future with many exciting projects and challenges.”

Matthias Obermeyr, Partner at EMERAM Capital Partners, states: “The energy transition opens a gigantic market, and ADLER Smart Solutions offers a clever full-service solution that the economy needs to meet the challenges. Our partnership with ADLER Smart Solutions was the first step. By integrating HMB GmbH into the group, we have taken the next important step towards our goal of forming a CleanTech champion in the DACH region. The path we have taken will be continued by the steadily growing team led by Tajo Adler, and the group will strategically complement it with additional investments.”

Mirko Heide, Managing Director of IEG - Investment Banking Group, says: “We are proud to support the structured development of this CleanTech initiative. Our clear goal is to establish a leading group in the field of renewable energy and contribute to the realisation of European sustainability goals.”

IEG - Investment Banking Group acted as the exclusive advisor for CleanWorld Holding GmbH and its shareholders.

The Partners
is one of the leading investment managers for medium-sized companies in the German-speaking region. Funds advised by EMERAM provide more than 500 million euros in capital for developing growth companies. The portfolio includes companies in the Technology/Software, Value-added Services, and New Consumer Staples sectors. EMERAM acts as a long-term business development partner for its companies, promoting portfolio companies' sustainable growth (organic and inorganic). In addition, implementing comprehensive ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) concepts is a key focus.

HMB GmbH is a leading photovoltaics and battery storage company, providing comprehensive solutions for sustainable energy projects. With a broad product offering and a strong focus on quality and innovation, HMB GmbH is a critical player in the CleanTech sector.

The Perspective
Headquartered in Meppen, HMB has become a significant player in photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) in northwestern Germany and the Netherlands. With its 50 employees, the company provides a wide range of services, including consultation, project development, project implementation, and subsequent operation and maintenance.

HMB and EMERAM proudly announce the integration of HMB into the CleanWorld corporate group, marking a significant milestone towards becoming a leading CleanTech platform in Europe.