Munich – Austria’s federal real estate agency Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft (BIG) is taking a 25.1% stake in German start-up AMPEERS ENERGY as part of a round of financing. AMPEERS is a SaaS specialist for intelligent optimisation of energy use in buildings across all sectors. By investing in the academic start-up, BIG is aiming to drive forward the decarbonisation of its properties and reach its target of carbon-neutral energy supply. Details of the investment were not disclosed. As part of BIG’s investment in AMPEERS ENERGY, the two companies will establish a joint subsidiary in Austria to handle local projects for the BIG Group and bring together the relevant expertise in this new field.
A CMS team headed by lead counsel Dr Jessica Mohaupt-Schneider advised AMPEERS ENERGY on all legal aspects of the investment. The start-up is a member of equIP, CMS’s start-up support programme. The law firm’s venture capital team in Munich regularly advises start-ups and investors on financing rounds and venture debt transactions.
Munich-based AMPEERS ENERGY was formed in 2019 as a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. The company develops and markets innovative and intelligent software for optimising the energy supply of properties and urban districts and reducing their CO2 emissions.
Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft is one of the largest property owners in Austria. According to the group’s own figures, it maintains more than 2,000 properties with a fair value of around EUR 13.8 billion.
Stefan-Ulrich Müller, Partner, Munich
Dr Jessica Mohaupt-Schneider, Counsel, Munich
Felix Schmitt, Senior Associate, Munich, all Corporate/M&A
Dr Björn Herbers, Partner, Brussels
Moritz Pottek, Senior Associate, Brussels, both Competition & EU
Dr Markus Kaulartz, Counsel, Munich, TMC
Stefan Lüft, Partner, Munich, Intellectual Property
Dr Clements Grossmayer
Mag. Mario Maier, LL.M. (Harvard)