Sustainability Initiatives: At the edge of a new era of electricity

ADLER Smart Solutions, a Full-Service Provider for Photovoltaic and Charging Infrastructure projects, takes growth partner EMERAM on board.

The Background
In the areas of solar and charging infrastructure, ADLER Smart Solutions adopts a one-stop-shop strategy starting with clean energy consultation, moving on to project development and execution (EPC), and concluding with operations and maintenance solutions. The company focuses on complicated, large-scale projects, national rollouts, and services, with blue-chip companies making up most of its present clientele.

The Deal
ADLER Smart Solutions GmbH, a full-service provider for developing and implementing photovoltaic and charging infrastructure projects, enters into a partnership with EMERAM, a leading growth investor for medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries.
The collaboration was made for the following reasons, according to Tajo ADLER, CEO and founder of ADLER Smart Solutions: “With EMERAM we have found an experienced and long-term oriented investor that will be a strong partner to take advantage of opportunities in our next growth phase. We continue to see immense growth potential in the fields of photovoltaic and charging infrastructure and want to take full advantage of this expected growth together with EMERAM.”
IEG – Investment Banking Group has acted as the exclusive financial advisor to EMERAM and its shareholders.

The Partners
EMERAM is one of the leading investment managers for medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries. Funds advised by EMERAM provide more than 500 million euros of capital for developing growing companies. The portfolio includes companies from the technology/software, value-added services, and new consumer staples sectors. EMERAM acts as a long-term business development partner for its companies and promotes the portfolio companies' sustainable growth (organic and inorganic). In addition, the company focuses on the implementation of holistic ESG concepts.

ADLER Smart Solutions GmbH, founded in 2011, provides comprehensive support to companies in the four phases of conceptual design, project development, EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and operational management to make it easier for them to be part of the sustainable energy and mobility transition. 

The Perspective
Kai Köppen, Managing Partner of EMERAM, explains: “We are looking forward to actively support ADLER Smart Solutions in driving the energy transition in the coming years. ADLER Smart Solutions is a fast-growing engineering company and with its highly qualified employees represents an optimal platform for further investments in an attractive growth market.”
Matthias Obermeyr, Partner of EMERAM, adds: “Our cooperation with ADLER Smart Solutions is the first step of a wider renewable energy initiative. Our goal is to form a CleanTech Champion in the DACH region. We are actively searching for companies with a strategic fit to add to the group.“
Mirko Heide, Managing Director of IEG – Investment Banking Group, says: ”We are proud to have supported this CleanTech initiative, which aims to build one of the leading groups in the field of renewable energy and thus boosts the achievement of European sustainability goals.”