Munich, 01.02.2023 - The law firm Gerloff Liebler Rechtsanwälte , Munich, which specializes in insolvencies and restructurings, has achieved a sales success in the insolvency proceedings of Kalera GmbH. An agreement was concluded with the Dutch Growy Holding BV, which provides for the acquisition of the essential assets of the vertical farming company in an asset deal.

These are a fully automated farm already in operation in Kuwait and a farm under construction in Singapore. Growy, an operator of highly automated vertical indoor farms based in Amsterdam, has announced that it will acquire Kalera's core teams and continue its heavily research-focused operations at the two sites. Vertical farming is an industry of the future that aims to enable sustainable agriculture and mass production of crop and livestock products in multi-story buildings using new technologies such as robotics and machine learning.

Kalera GmbH, headquartered in Munich, belongs to the listed US-based Kalera Group. The German group company, which does not operate any vertical farming activities in Germany, had filed for insolvency on November 25, 2022. Regular proceedings were opened on January 19, 2023; the Munich Local Court appointed attorney Dr. Christian Gerloff as insolvency administrator.

Dr. Christian Gerloff comments: "Vertical farming is considered one of the markets of the future to ensure the growing demand for healthy and sustainable products, especially in cities and urban centers. I am all the more pleased that we were able to find an experienced strategic investor in only a short time who wants to continue the operational activities of the German Kalera company."


Team Gerloff Liebler Rechtsanwälte :

  • Attorney at Law Dr. Christian Gerloff (Insolvency Administrator)
  • Attorney at Law Alexander Dietl
  • Dipl. Rechtspfleger (FH) Jana Scholz


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About Gerloff Liebler Rechtsanwälte

Gerloff Liebler Rechtsanwälte is a law firm in Munich specializing in insolvency law. The firm's practice focuses on insolvency administration (including plan proceedings and self-administration) as well as other areas of business law advice such as corporate restructuring and estate administration. The firm also has extensive expertise in related areas such as employment law, corporate law and banking law.

In the GL Law division, the core competence lies in insolvency-related restructuring and the associated legal issues. The GL Management division (GL Change-Management GmbH) focuses on restructuring management in insolvency proceedings and in the insolvency-related environment.

The law firm was founded in 1982 by Dr. iur. Wolfgang Ott as an individual law firm and today comprises a team of around 40 employees. For many years, the insolvency specialists Dr. iur. Christian Gerloff and Dr. iur. Marco Liebler have been appointed as insolvency administrators and trustees by several local courts in southern Germany. In the meantime, several hundred insolvency proceedings of various sizes - from medium-sized individual companies to listed groups - have been handled in numerous sectors of the economy, often with international contacts.

Among the outstanding insolvency proceedings of recent years were the fashion manufacturers Escada AG/Escada SE, Rena Lange, Laurèl GmbH, Gerry Weber International AG (as CRO), the automotive suppliers Angell-Demmel, Weber Automotive (administrator) and Arlington Germany (CRO), specialty chemicals producer SKW Stahl-Metallurgie AG (CRO), hospital chain Sanitas Group, Munich-based real estate group Infraplan, fashion store chains Rudolf Wöhrl AG (CRO) and K&L Ruppert, and most recently Adler Modemärkte (CRO).