Flisom to be sold to German holding company

MARNA Beteiligungen AG, with its registered office in Heidelberg, plans a majority takeover of Flisom. The ETH Zurich spin-off, a developer and manufacturer of photovoltaic thin-film solar modules, has signed a purchase agreement regarding the acquisition of the company.

Flisom has a market-leading position in the roll-to-roll production of monolithic, lightweight, flexible solar modules on plastic film and was founded in 2005 as a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). A state-of-the-art 40MW production plant in Hungary went into operation in 2020. Flisom has developed products that can be used in various markets and segments that require lightweight, flexible solar films for which conventional solar modules are not suitable. Flisom's solar modules can be mounted on roofs and facades, are easily integrated into mobility applications (transport and space) and are suitable for highly specialised applications.

Flisom is well positioned to benefit from the megatrends behind the increasing demand for electricity (population growth, increasing prosperity and digitalisation, electromobility) and especially for green energy. Flisom's highly flexible solar modules can be adapted to any surface.

FL1 Holding GmbH has signed a purchase agreement regarding the acquisition of Flisom AG. MARNA Beteiligungen AG in turn signed a term sheet with BD Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH on 25 July 2022 concerning the takeover of FL1 Holding GmbH by way of a capital increase through contribution in kind.

Simultaneously with the contribution of the Flisom Group, MARNA Beteiligungen AG intends to carry out a cash capital increase by issuing subscription rights to its shareholders at an issue price of EUR 3.00 per new share. The issue price for the new shares to be issued, as part of the contribution in kind for the contribution of the Flisom Group, has not yet been determined, as this is still to be determined as part of a valuation report.

The company's authorised capital of around EUR 15 million is to be used for the overall transaction, consisting of a capital increase in kind and a cash capital increase. The proposed transaction is still subject to various conditions.

MARNA Beteiligungen AG is a stock corporation listed on the regulated market of the Hanseatische Wertpapierbörse Hamburg (Hamburg Stock Exchange).

(Press release / SK)