CleanTech Capital is an international corporate & project finance and mergers & acquisitions firm for clean technologies and renewable energies with offices in Europe, North America and South America.

We grow green business.


CleanTech Capital provides business development, corporate and project finance, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures and restructuring services in the clean technology and renewable energy sector. CleanTech Capital has offices in Europe, North America & South America.

We give advice and offer hands-on business development and transaction execution services to listed and private companies, international and domestic utilities, entrepreneurs and institutional investors.

If you require hands-on and experienced transactors, valuation experts, project managers or interim managers with own business and investment track record we should be your partner.

CleanTech Capital

Ibelweg 18a
CH-6300 Zug

Tel.: 041 760 3173
Fax: 041 760 3174


€1 bn state aid for battery cell production plant in Germany over 3 years


Indication of Interest for tender initiated by German Economic Minister Peter Altmaier last November - The German government confirmed six interested consortia without mentioning any names. The project is expected to created between 1,000 and 2,000 jobs, investments of at least €500mn and consortia members from at least two European countries. The longterm objective is to reach a 30% market share of global battery cell production in Europe. BMW who already cooperates with Chinese partner CATL for a German battery production, VW, PSA/Opel, Ford, BASF and German battery manufacturer Varta are named as interested bidders, along electric delivery truck company streetscooter who partnered with it main customer German Post AG and e.Go.

Vattenfall important step closer to multi-billion Euro compensation from German government


German government lost important court case regarding out-of-court arbitration procedure - The arbitration procedure is now pending for six years. It is cumbersome if one party is trying to derail the process or plays on time. Vattenfall requested compensation from the German government for its nuclear investments following the initial exit in 2006 from the nuclear exit consensus 1999 which was implemented in 2002/03 and the subsequent second Fukushima triggered exit announced by chancelor Merkel without any precious political discussions. The three arbitrator were confirmed by the Board of the Arbitration Court of the Worldbank (ICSID). The compensation could be as high as €4.4 bn.

RWE receives EU approval to takeover E.ON and innogy renewables operations to become 3rd largest European renewables energy generator


German Cartel Office approves the acquisition 16.67% stake in E.ON - EU also approved takeover of E.ON nuclear power business. The transaction was notified to the Commission on 22 January 2019. The Commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area. E.ON's acquisition of RWE's distribution and retail business is being assessed separately and is still under review (EU case M.8870).

Shell takes over leading German solar storage specialist Sonnen AG


Unicorn valuation? - Shell Ventures innitially invested last May in a €60 million round along VC investors Inven Capital, MVP Management, SET Management, investi?ní fond, and eCapital and became strategic prtner for the international roll-out. It now bought out all previous investors. Besides its intelligent energy storage systems, Sonnen offer digital services to private households through their Sonnen Community. Christoph Ostermann, CEO and co-founder: "With Shell New Energies we have found the perfect strategic partner to help us continue growing dynamically in a rapidly developing market." Sonnen has raised approx. €150 mn in VC Funding.

Amazon leads $700 mn investment round into US electric pick-up and SUV manufacturer Rivian and participated in $530 mn round in Palo Alto based self driving start-up Aurora Innovation led by VC Sequoia Capital.


General Motors also in discussions with Rivian? - Rivian´s largest investors, Saudi car distribution and energy group Abdul Latif Jameel also participates in new investment round that may value Rivian at $3-4 bn according VC market estimates. Rivian has approx. 750 employees and a 24 ha manufacturing plant in Normal, Illinois, and presented an all-electric R1T pickup and R1S SUV at the LA Auto Show last November which it wants to sell from 2020 on. Aurora Innovation also is an Unicorn with an estimated valuation of approx. $2.5 bn.


Energy Efficiency World

2019/03/26 - 2019/03/27

Johannesburg, Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa -

Tech Tour Growth Summit

2019/03/28 - 2019/03/29

Geneva & Lausanne - 6th edition of the Tech Tour Growth Summit - Redefining Ambitions, 50+ of Europe's boldest CEOs

Green Energy Amsterdam

2019/04/01 - 2019/04/02

Amsterdam - Renewable Energy & Emerging Technologies

Wind Europe Annual Conference 6 Exhibition

2019/04/02 - 2019/04/04

Bilbao, Spain - The annual on- and offshore WindEurope Conference & Exhibition

PCIM Europe

2019/05/07 - 2019/05/09

Nuremberg, Trade Fair Nuernberg - "International Exhibition & Conference for Power Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Power Quality"