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Succession: Altmärker Solarstrom sold to Avacon Natur

Photo: The eight-strong team is led by mana­ging direc­tors Julian Will and Patrick Seip
21. Septem­ber 2022

Wetzlar/Klötze — Nach­fol­ge­kon­tor, in asso­cia­tion with sonn­tag corpo­rate finance one of Germany’s leading M&A consul­ting bouti­ques with a focus on medium-sized company succes­si­ons, has advi­sed Altmär­ker Solar­strom GmbH on its success­ful sale to Avacon Natur GmbH, a subsi­diary of one of the largest regio­nal energy suppliers Avacon AG and thus part of the E.ON Group. The previous sole share­hol­der and mana­ging direc­tor of Altmär­ker Solar­strom, Dirk Stehr, will devote hims­elf to new entre­pre­neu­rial chal­len­ges and remain with the company as a consul­tant during the transition.

Altmär­ker Solar­strom GmbH was foun­ded in 2004 and focu­ses on plan­ning, consul­ting and instal­la­tion of turn­key photo­vol­taic systems as well as their main­ten­ance and remote data moni­to­ring. It is based in the Altmark­kreis Salz­we­del district in Saxony-Anhalt. The custo­mer base prima­rily inclu­des commer­cial and private property owners in the immediate vicinity of the company’s loca­tion, who bene­fit from the exper­tise and many years of expe­ri­ence of the solar specia­list. This inclu­des profes­sio­nal services such as indi­vi­dual main­ten­ance solu­ti­ons, finan­cing and insurance support, and plant clea­ning. Altmär­ker Solar­strom curr­ently employs ten people.

Avacon Natur GmbH, head­quar­te­red in Sarstedt, repres­ents the rene­wa­ble energy divi­sion of Avacon AG, which is one of the largest regio­nal energy supply compa­nies in Germany with around 3,000 employees at 13 loca­ti­ons. Avacon offers regio­nal energy solu­ti­ons in the fields of electri­city, gas, water, heating, cooling, mobi­lity and ligh­t­ing. The company also plans, builds and opera­tes modern, high-perfor­­mance fiber-optic networks. Avacon is part of the E.ON Group, but at the same time also has a strong muni­ci­pal focus. More than 80 muni­ci­pa­li­ties and districts from the Dutch border to Saxony-Anhalt and from the North Sea coast to southern Hesse hold 38.5% of the shares in Avacon.

“I am plea­sed that we have found an effi­ci­ent, future-orien­­ted part­ner in Avacon Natur for our custo­mers and employees, who will conti­nue the company and success­fully expand it in the context of the current excel­lent market oppor­tu­nities,” commen­ted Dirk Stehr, Mana­ging Direc­tor at Altmär­ker Solar. “The strong regio­nal approach on both sides was essen­tial for the solu­tion we have now found. The Nach­fol­ge­kon­tor team not only provi­ded us with profes­sio­nal support in our search for the right part­ner with their expe­ri­ence and the necessary indus­try know-how, but also actively suppor­ted us throughout the entire process with their perso­nal commit­ment and dedication.”

“The boom in the photo­vol­taic market had crea­ted a comfor­ta­ble star­ting posi­tion,” comments Sebas­tian Wissig, project mana­ger at Nach­fol­ge­kon­tor. “In combi­na­tion with our active and struc­tu­red process, we were able to find the perfect part­ner for Mr. Stehr, even in these chal­len­ging times for him as well as for Altmär­ker Solar­strom, and success­fully complete the tran­sac­tion process in well under 12 months of project time to devote to further entre­pre­neu­rial endeavors.”

About Nach­fol­ge­kon­tor and sonn­tag corpo­rate finance

Nach­fol­ge­kon­tor GmbH, in asso­cia­tion with sonn­tag corpo­rate finance GmbH, is one of the leading M&A consul­ting firms in the German SME sector. The team of almost 30 experts accom­pa­nies medium-sized entre­pre­neurs exclu­si­vely through the entire sales process. “Our task is to safe­guard life’s work,” is how we see oursel­ves. In doing so, custo­mers bene­fit from a unique approach that has won multi­ple awards from the busi­ness press, and which protects the iden­tity of their compa­nies to a special degree. Thanks to their excel­lent access to medium-sized compa­nies, Nach­fol­ge­kon­tor and sonn­tag corpo­rate finance have also estab­lis­hed them­sel­ves as a strong part­ner at the side of renow­ned natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal major compa­nies and inves­tors in acquisitions.

www.nachfolgekontor.de, www.sonntagcf.com

About Altmär­ker Solar­strom GmbH
www.altmarksolar.de

About Avacon Natur GmbH
www.avacon.de

 

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