YPOG advises Skopos Impact Fund on its investment in JES GROUP
Hamburg — Skopos Impact Fund acquires a stake in JES GROUP GmbH, a company specializing in solar energy. With the help of this investment, JES GROUP intends to accelerate the expansion of renewable energies in private households and at the same time realize new innovative solutions for the fight against climate change.
The aim is to become the market leader in photovoltaic installations and the most innovative energy service provider in Germany. In order to bundle the expertise, the JES GROUP will in future unite the individual companies JES AG, HK Solartec GmbH, Solar Express GmbH, HL GmbH and Holtz & Partner GmbH as an umbrella company. With currently more than one million square meters of occupied roof area in the B2B sector and 1300 realized photovoltaic systems in the B2C sector alone in the last 18 months, the JES GROUP can already draw on a great deal of know-how in the photovoltaic sector.
About Skopos Impact Fund
The Skopos Impact Fund is a €200+ million investment fund that supports high-growth technology and service companies in Europe with capital, expertise and network. The find belongs to the group of C&A owners family Brenninkmeijer. Investments focus on established companies that support circular economy and resource efficiency trends. As a proactive long-term partner with entrepreneurial experience and track record in supporting management teams and founders, the Fund invests as both minority and majority shareholder within Europe. Andreas Ernst (photo) is Head of Skopos & Managing Director.
Skopos received comprehensive legal and tax advice from a YPOG team led by partners Jörn Wöbke and Malte Bergmann on its investment as a minority shareholder in JES GROUP.
Consultant Skopos: YPOG
Dr. Jörn Wöbke (Lead Partner, M&A/Corporate), Partner
Dr. Malte Bergmann (Taxes), Partner
Dr. Moritz Diekgräf (M&A/Corporate), Associate
Johannes Schmidt (M&A/Corporate), Associate
YPOG is a specialist tax and commercial law firm, operating in the core areas of corporate, funds, litigation, tax, transactions, IT/IP and notarial services. The YPOG team advises a wide variety of clients. These include emerging technology companies and family-run medium-sized enterprises as well as corporations and private equity/venture capital funds. Since its foundation in 2017, the firm has become one of the leading addresses for venture capital, private equity and fund structuring in Germany. The firm and its partners are nationally and internationally ranked by JUVE, Best Lawyers, Legal 500, Focus, and Chambers and Partners.