German solar tiles maker Autarq gets new owner

Autarq solar roof tiles. Source: Autarq GmbH

March 21 (Renewables Now) - Econnext GmbH, previously known as Econnoa GmbH, has bought a majority stake in German solar roof tiles manufacturer Autarq GmbH for an undisclosed sum.

The news was announced by Watson Farley & Williams (WFW), which provided advice on the acquisition to Econnext. WFW said that Autarq’s new sponsor acquired the controlling stake through a capital hike, without giving more details about the transaction.

Based in Prenzlau, Brandenburg, Autarq makes solar roof tiles for both commercial and residential properties. In addition to that, the company supplies self-contained power generation systems.

Econnext operates as a business incubator. Its investment in Autarq is the company’s latest in the renewables field, having already entered the capital of German hybrid plants operator GRIPS Energy AG.

The newly announced transaction will help Autarq increase automation at its production site and accelerate its international expansion, WFW’s statement says.

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