GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB, led by Dr. Christian Glauer, advised ESFORIN, Europe's leading provider of automated algo-trading of flexibilities in the short-term electricity markets, on a EUR 7.5 million Series B financing. The financing round, led by SEB Greentech VC, also included existing investors ERAME, SET Ventures, Christoph Ostermann (Green Fortress) and ESFORIN's founding holding company. The capital will be used to accelerate ESFORIN's European expansion into further markets.
ESFORIN is the market leader for fully automated trading of controllable electricity flexibilities in the short-term electricity markets. The company operates hundreds of customer plants in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and the UK, and has recently become active in France and Belg ium. With more than 1.5 GW of flexibility from actively optimised plants, such as industrial processes, batteries for industry and households, boilers, gas turbines, heaters, etc., the Essen and Berlin-based company has profitably more than tripled its tur nover to €644 million in 2022.
GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
Dr. Christian Glauer (Lead, Associated Partner, M&A/Corporate, Munich)
Dr. Bernt Paudtke (Partner, M&A/Corporate, Munich)
Tobias Reichenberger (Associated Partner, M&A/Corporate, Munich)
Moritz von Limburg, LL.B, LL.M. (UCT) (Associate, M&A/Corporate, Munich)
Advisor SEB Greentech VC
VCvF Vogt Calderón von Fragstein Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
Antonio Calderón (Partner, Venture Capital & PE, Düsseldorf)
ESFORIN (Energy Services for Industry) is the leading digital provider of flexibility marketing in power short-term markets. Founded by experienced energy entrepreneurs, the company currently employs over 40 people, has 1.5 GW flexibility under active management and generated profitable revenues of €644 million in 2022. ESFORIN operates a sophisticated automated trading infrastructure for flexibility optimization serving leading industrial and energy-intensive customers, municipal utilities as well as renewable energy and batteries. ESFORIN is located in Essen and Berlin and active in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, the UK, Belgium and France with controllable flexibility as key for the sustainable energy transition. Therefore, the company allows further integration of volatile renewable energies corresponding to 363,267 tons of CO2 reductions in 2022.
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