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Growth financing for E-Bike connectivity from Estonia.

www.comodule.com

Company:
 
Comodule GmbH, Berlin
Comodule OÜ, Tallin, Estland
Investment: Participation in a Series A round
Initiator: Robert Frowein
Timeline: 2018 - ongoing
Proposition: Connectivity for E-Bikes and E-Scooters
KPI: Revenue growth > 300% (2018)
Financing: WGrowth finance - ca € 0,3mio in Equity
Investors: Private
Exit: Open

In 2018 Robert Frowein has invested € 0,3mio together with friends in Estonia-based Comodule and its great team. The fresh money supports the strong growth of Comodule.
Comodule is a leader in E-Bike connectivity. The Business Model builds on a small device which allows OEMs to provide access to end-users and Comodule to provide various services around ownership and use of E-Bikes.

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Growth financing for a great early-stage internet trading platform.

www.rebelle.com

Company:
 
Style Remains GmbH, Hamburg
Investment: Participation in a Series A round
Initiator: Robert Frowein
Timeline: 2016 - ongoing
Proposition: Trading platform for second-hand designer fashion
KPI: Sales GMV > € 30mio (2018)
Financing: Growth finance - ca € 2,9mio in Equity
Investors: Private
Exit: Open

Since 2016 Robert Frowein has invested in Rebelle a total of almost € 3mio in two rounds – together with a selected group of private investors. The fresh money supports the strong growth of Rebelle in Germany and EU.
Robert Frowein has been appointed to the Advisory Board (Beirat) of the company.
Rebelle is to become one of the leading trading platforms for second hand designer fashion in Europe.

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Start in eine elektro-mobile Zukunft

www.powertomotion.de

Company: Powertomotion GmbH, Hamburg
Type: Start-up
Initiator: Robert Frowein und Partner
Timeline: 2018 - ongoing
Proposition: Build and operate infrastructure for charging E-vehicles in Europe
Financing: Infrastrukturinvestitionen
Investors: Institutionals

Robert Frowein hat Ende 2017 die Gründung der Powertomotion initiiert – mit dem Ziel, in Europa eine flächendeckende Infrastruktur von Ladestationen für Elektroautos aufzubauen.
Das Geschäftsmodell zeichnet sich durch einige Besonderheiten im Vergleich zu anderen Anbietern aus, es wendet sich als Infrastrukturprojekt an institutionelle Investors.

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AgroEnergy was the first and so far only professional investment company for agriculture in East-Germany.

www.agroenergy-ag.de

Company: AgroEnergy AG, Hamburg
Investment: Start-up
Founder: Robert Frowein, Dr. Moritz Spilker, Matthias Graf von Westphalen
Timeline: 2008 - 2011
Proposition: Acquisition and operation of large agriculture units in East-Germany.
KPI: 4.200 ha under management, profitable
Financing: Buy-Out - ca € 35mio in equity
Investors: Private
Partner: Graf-von Westphalen GmbH
Exit: 2011 through sale of all shares to a Private Investor
Return: RoE ca 13,5% p.a.

In 2007 Robert Frowein initiated the start of AgroEnergy-Group – at a time, when agriculture was generally not considered to be a suitable Asset Class for professional investors.
In 2008 AgroEnergy acquired a first operation in Mecklenburg and more in the following years. From 2009 on, the sector experienced a dynamic development to the surprise of many – leading to a strong interest from private and institutional investors.
In 2011 AgroEnergy performed an Exist with extraordinary results – RoE more than 13% p.a. - for its shareholders.

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www.agroenergy-ag.de

Second edition of the successful investment model

Company: AgroEnergy GmbH, Hamburg
Investment: Follow-up
Founder: Robert Frowein, Dr. Moritz Spilker, Matthias Graf von Westphalen
Timeline: 2012 - ongoing
Proposition: FSecond edition of the successful AgroEnergy concept
KPI: ca 2.400 ha under management
Financing: Buy-Out - ca € 20mio in Equity and Debt
Investors: Private
Partner: Graf-von Westphalen GmbH
Exit: Open
Return: ca 5% p.a. operating RoI

In 2012 Robert Frowein initiated this second edition of AgroEnergy. Ongoing.

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Very successful buy-out of a German global market leader.

www.sam-electronics.de

Company: SAM Electronics GmbH, Hamburg
Investment: Management Buy-Out from Rheinmetall AG
Initiators: Robert Frowein, Dr. Moritz Spilker
Timeline: 2003 - 2006
Proposition:
 
Leading supplier of electronics, electrical components, systems and turnkey-solutions for large Container-, Transport-, Cruise-Ships.
KPI: Revenues ca € 270mio.
Financing: Buy-Out, total volume ca € 100mio
Investors: EquiVest GmbH&Co KG /CBR, München
Exit: Sale of all shares to L3-Communications in 2006, 2015 sold on to Wärtsilä-Group
Return: Equity invested x8

In 2003 Robert Frowein initiated and realized the Buy-out of SAM Electronics 2003, just before the beginning of a strong growth cycle in worldwide shipbuilding. Acquisition partnered by a Munich-based Private Equity Fund.
Building on a strong Cash-Flow position, the management team refocused the business model, increased revenues, profits and enhanced the enterprise value of SAM Electronics substantially in a rather short time – with active shareholder support from Robert Frowein.
In 2006 SAM performed a very successful strategic Exit, providing a multiple of 8 on the Equity invested to the shareholders.

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Successful buy-out of a German market leader.
http://www.palfinger.com/de-de/produkte/ladebordwaende

Company: MMBB Interlift AG, Ganderkesee
Investment: Buy-out from DASA (today EADS)
Initiator: Robert Frowein
Timeline: 1998 - 2008
Proposition: Leading supplier of hydraulic tailgates for trucks.
KPI: Revenues ca €60mio (2008).
Financing: Buy-out, growth, internationalisation –total volume ca € 30mio
Investors: Private, Natexis, Paris (Private Equity)
Exit: Sale of all shares to Palfinger in 2008
Return: ROE >20% p.a.

In 1996 Robert Frowein organised the buy-out of MBB (including the name-rights) from DASA (EADS today) - together with private partners.
In the following years he and the management team restructured the group, sold non-strategic business units, conquered export markets, tripled turnover and improved profitability.
In 2000 french PE-investor Natexis joined the group and facilitated further international growth.
In 2008 MBB was successfully sold to the Austrian Palfinger-Group.

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Reshaping a neglected business unit.
www.fhs-sondertechnik.de

Company: Förder- und Hebesyteme GmbH, Ganderkesee
Investment: Spin-off from MBB Interlift AG
Initiator: Robert Frowein
Timeline: 1998 - ongoing
Proposition: Specialised mechanical engineering and construction
KPI: Revenues ca € 5mio, profitable
Investors: Private
Exit: offen
Return: Return on sales ca 10%

In 1998 Robert Frowein separated FHS from the MBB-group to set ground for a self-contained business development.
FHS is supplier for special mechanical engineering products, i.e. supplier to shipyards and hydraulic equipment.
Until today FHS is fully owned by Private Investors, operating profitably.

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Visionary start-up of a renewable energies venture in Chile.
www.calfula.com

Company: Calfula Chile SpA., Santiago de Chile
Investment: Start-up
Initiators: Robert Frowein, Dr. Moritz Spilker, Edzard zu Knyphausen
Timeline: 2012 - ongoing
Proposition: Development, construction and operation of Photovoltaic-powerplants in northern Chile.
KPI: Various development projects, not realised
Financing: Working capital - ca € 1,5mio in Equity
Investors: Eren Groupe, Paris
Partner: KRAFTWERK Renewable Power Solutions GmbH, M+W Group GmbH

In 2012 Robert Frowein founded Calfula together with two partners. At this time PV was widely unknown in Chile – even though the country has spots with the highest solar irradiation worldwide, a widely deregulated economy and among the highest prices for electricity in South-America (in 2012). The potential for a massive deployment of PV was foreseeable.
Together with Eren, M+W and Kraftwerk, Calfula developped a sustainable business model and built up a team in Santiago. Nevertheless Calfula has up to today not been able to realise a project. Reason is that limited transmission capacities for electricity caused market prices for electricity to decrease to levels where investments in PV plants could not be recovered.
Today Calfula has a representative in Santiago de Chile.

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Building a private Drive Resort in Germany – a unique project and business model.
www.bilster-berg.de

Company: Bilster Berg Drive Resort GmbH&Co KG, Bad Driburg
Investment: Start-up, development of the business model, realisation
Initiatior: Marcus Graf von Oeynhausen
Timeline: 2009 - ongoing
Proposition: Build and operate an exclusive private test- and racetrack for trackday experience, car presentations, events
Financing: Infrastructure - € 34mio in Equity
Investors: Private (some 175)

In 2009 Robert Frowein joined initiator Marcus Graf von Oeynhausen as one of the first investors to support this ambitious project.
> The shareholders of the then founded KG appointed Robert Frowein to Chairman to the Advisory Board (Beirat) in 2011.
The track was opened 2012 - after an investment of € 34mio from some 175 private shareholders. It is operational today.

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