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31 August 2023 · Augsburg · Business Area Insolvency Administration

The management board of tubesolar AG, acting with the approval of the provisional insolvency administrator, has decided that the company will cease trading as of 31 August 2023. Despite numerous discussions and intensive negotiations in an effort to find an investor during the process of opening insolvency proceedings, no agreement could be reached with interested parties regarding the acquisition of tubesolar AG’s business operations or significant assets. Accordingly, Mr Georg Jakob Stemshorn from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH, in his capacity as provisional insolvency administrator, has felt compelled to approve the company’s closure in order to avoid a potential diminution of the insolvency estate.

tubesolar AG specialises in developing and manufacturing innovative photovoltaic thin-film tubes that are assembled to form modules and offer new kinds of application possibilities. The modules are permeable, enabling dual use of the surface covered. For example, land can still be used to produce an agricultural yield in addition to generating energy.

The company would have needed photovoltaic film in order to ramp up production at its Augsburg site. However, supply chain issues mean this will not be available in the short to medium term. This is the main reason why no interested party was prepared to invest in the company. tubesolar AG, which is listed on the stock exchange, employs around 140 people. They have been informed about the decision and will now have to be made redundant.

Mr Georg Jakob Stemshorn, an attorney based in Augsburg, said, “We have persisted with negotiations until recently, but it has not been possible to reach an agreement with the remaining investor to date. While we have held numerous discussions in the past few weeks, we cannot keep the business going without an investor. Given the substantial losses being incurred, the business will have to cease trading immediately.” Mr Stemshorn is being supported in the proceedings by attorney Mr Florian Zistler and the teams in Augsburg and Kempten.

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Georg Jakob Stemshorn

Georg Jakob Stemshorn
Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Insolvenz- und Sanierungsrecht, LL. M. (UvA)

Florian A. Zistler

Florian A. Zistler
Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Insolvenz- und Sanierungsrecht

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