Hübner Schlösser & Cie (HSCie), the internationally active, independent M&A advisory firm based in Munich exclusively advised CellForm Holding GmbH, the parent company of the CellForm-Group („CellForm“), on the placement and raising of strategic growth capital from Weber Holding GmbH, which belongs to the ALBERT WEBER Group („ALBERT WEBER“). ALBERT WEBER participates as a long-term strategic investor with a total investment volume in the double-digit million range which is made available to the CellForm Group by way of step-by-step capital increases. Flick Gocke Schaumburg acted as legal advisor to CellForm. The parties have agreed not to disclose financial details.
ALBERT WEBER and CellForm are planning investments in the double-digit million Euro range in the coming years for the establishment of large-scale production of bipolar plates. CellForm intends to become one of the leading suppliers of bipolar plates, a key component of hydrogen fuel cells and electrolysis units. By 2030, CellForm aims to achieve sales in the triple-digit million Euro range. Series production and a future technical center for research and development activities will be based at ALBERT WEBER’s German plants.
CellForm develops and produces metallic bipolar plates that enable the electrochemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen in electrolysis units and fuel cells. CellForm is a young, fast-growing company based in Baienfurt, Germany. It was founded in 2021 after several years of preliminary development by GEBHARDT Werkzeugbau, HAGEL Automation and ASKEA Feinmechanik. GEBHARDT Werkzeugbau is engaged in forming technology for metallic bipolar plates. Hagel looks back on 50 years of experience in the development of forming processes and automation technologies. ASKEA is a specialist in high-precision laser welding. With CellForm’s technology, bipolar plates can be manufactured with industry-leading features in a process-safe and cost-effective manner, thus disruptively addressing the requirements of hydrogen technology. For more information, please visit www.cellform.eu; www.gebhardt-gmbh.de; www.hagel-automation.de; www.askea.de.
About ALBERT WEBER
ALBERT WEBER has been manufacturing complex drive components for the automotive industry for over 50 years and is established on the international market with a wide variety of companies and technologies as a supplier to the automotive industry. Traditional metalworking in casting, machining and assembly is now being transformed towards new mobility and energy applications. The company headquarters are located in Markdorf on Lake Constance. Production takes place at several plants in Germany and one in Hungary. Behind the companies are founder Albert Weber and his family from Markdorf. For more information, please visit www.a-weber.com.
Hübner Schlösser & Cie, located in Munich, Germany, is an internationally active, independent M&A advisory firm, specialized in acquisitions and divestitures of medium-sized and large companies worldwide. Since inception, the firm advised on more than 150 transactions with a total transaction value of over EUR 17 billion. HSCie is one of the leading advisory firms for medium sized transactions in Germany.