Liberta Partners Acquires skytron® energy

Liberta Partners, a Munich-based Multi-Family Office, has acquired the leading provider of monitoring, control and supervision systems, skytron® energy. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

MUNICH, BERLIN, Germany, 2 November 2016 - Liberta Partners, a Munich-based Multi-Family Office, has acquired the leading provider of monitoring, control and supervision systems, skytron® energy. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

"skytron energy's global footprint and technical track record make it a solid investment that fits well into our strategy of acquiring enterprises with strong growth potential," said Dr. Peter Franke, Partner of Liberta Partners. "Its portfolio of products, services, and solutions make it a critical link in the solar energy value chain, allowing Liberta to gain a foothold in an exciting and growing industry."
Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany, skytron energy was an early pioneer in the solar energy industry and has, over the past three decades, evolved as a leading provider of monitoring systems for utility-scale solar power plants. To date, over 7 gigawatts (GW) of solar power generation assets around the world rely on its monitoring and control solutions.
Liberta Partners is a group of long-term investors with extensive experience in managing mid- to large-sized companies. In order to realize skytron energy's complete potential, Liberta Partners will exclusively prioritize skytron energy's interests. All strategic decisions will be made together with the skytron energy management and future investments will focus on the company's flagship products such as the SCADA software PVGuard®.
"With Liberta Partners, we have found a responsible investor, enabling skytron energy to further develop its range of innovative, high-quality monitoring systems solutions", said Stephan Raulin, Head of Sales at skytron energy. "We expect the acquisition to be immediately accretive so that skytron energy cannot only maintain but expand its position as the worldwide technical leader in its sector."
Liberta Partner will be responsible for the management of skytron energy.

About skytron energy
skytron® energy has been developing integrated monitoring, control and supervision systems since 1977. Now one of the leading suppliers in the industry, specializing in utility-scale and commercial power plants, it has installed monitoring and control systems in more than 1,000 plants with a total capacity of 7.3 GWp. The company's core competencies are plant condition monitoring, power plant control, remote plant supervision, system migration of existing power plants, operation & maintenance and PV asset management. As a technology leader, it has received a number of prestigious awards, including the highly coveted Solar Industry Award for the skylog® Data Logger System and the InterSolar Award for the PVGuard® Supervision Platform and for the StringGuard® string current measurement system.

About LIBERTA PARTNERS
LIBERTA PARTNERS is a Munich-based Multi-Family Office. It was founded by a group of prominent and well connected German business leaders, which have extensive experience in managing mid- to large-sized companies. LIBERTA PARTNERS invests in companies with growth potential and actively supports them in realizing their potential based on a "100% Core & Care" approach.

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