ARQIS advises Agile Robots on acquisition of Yu Cobot
Munich — ARQIS advised Munich-based Agile Robots AG with its subsidiary Agile Robots Hanover GmbH on the acquisition of the “Yu” cobot with all associated technology components as part of an asset deal. The seller was voraus robotik GmbH in Hanover.
voraus robotik is active in the field of software development of functional software for robot systems and had acquired significant assets of the insolvent YUANDA Robotics GmbH, based in Hanover, from its insolvency administrator. YUANDA had developed, produced and distributed the collaborative robot “Yu”. Now that voraus robotik wants to focus on the development of software for robots, Agile Robots has acquired the hardware area as well as the software area regarding firmware and functional safety, in particular all areas around the development, production and distribution of the cobot “Yu”.
Agile Robots Hanover GmbH is part of the global robot manufacturer Agile Robots AG. A spin-off from the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of the German Aerospace Center, Agile Robots has been developing robots for a wide range of applications from industrial manufacturing to logistics and medical robotics since 2018.
Agile Robots once again relies on ARQIS. The Munich-based team led by Dr. Christoph von Einem has already supported several financing rounds, advised on the company’s global IP strategy, and helped set up employee incentive programs and strategic partnership agreements with major companies.
Consultant Agile Robots: ARQIS (Düsseldorf/Munich)
Prof. Dr. Christoph von Einem, Johannes Landry (both lead), Dr. Mauritz von Einem, Benjamin Bandur, Anselm Graf (all Corporate M&A); Marcus Nothhelfer, Nora Meyer-Stratmann, Rolf Tichy, Nathalie Wintermeier, Maria Fischer (all IP/IT); Tobias Neufeld, Julia Regenauer (Pensions); Anja Markworth, Virginia Mäurer (Labor Law); Dr. Ulrich Lienhard, Franziska Resch (Real Estate)
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