Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

We advised Flipkart on its fundraising of US$1.2 billion, including funds from its majority... Read more

We advised Flipkart on its fundraising of US$1.2 billion, including funds from its majority shareholder Walmart, and on its US$700 million fundraising for PhonePe, an Indian digital wallet platform and online payment company.

Lawyers in our Singapore office led these transactions.

We advised Grafton Capital and the shareholders of Softomotive, one of the leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation... Read more

We advised Grafton Capital and the shareholders of Softomotive, one of the leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation solutions, on the sale of Softomotive to Microsoft Corporation.

Lawyers in our London office led the transaction, with support from our employee benefits and tax practices.

We advised Mouro Capital, formerly Santander InnoVentures, on its investments in Upgrade, Blueprint Title... Read more

We advised Mouro Capital, formerly Santander InnoVentures, on its investments in Upgrade, Blueprint Title, and DriveWealth, as well as a follow-on investment in Crosslend.

Lawyers in our London, Munich, and Silicon Valley offices led these transactions, with support from our finance and tax practices.

We advised Personio GmbH on its US$75 million Series C and US$125 million Series D financing rounds... Read more

We advised Personio GmbH on its US$75 million Series C and US$125 million Series D financing rounds (based on a valuation of €1.4 billion), including investments from Index Ventures, Accel, Northzone, Global Founders Fund, Picus Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Meritech Capital.

Lawyers in our Munich office led these transactions.

Venture Capital and Emerging Companies

“Offers significant prowess in venture capital work, with experience in advising established companies as well as promising start-ups."

Legal 500 Germany, 2020

150+

Venture Capitial and Emerging Companies lawyers 

Tier 2

Venture Capital
Legal 500 Germany, 2020

In 2020, emerging businesses have continued to transform every sector with disruptive business models – particularly in the technology and life sciences sectors. In parallel, the number of corporate venture capital investors surged, seeking opporunities to invest in the future of their industry. Global venture capital investment in 2020 consequently remained robust.

During the course of 2020, our Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice advised strategic investors, financial investors, and emerging companies across the world on the full range of venture capital fundraising and investments, including early, mid-stage, late-stage, and growth equity transactions as well as exits.

Looking into 2021, companies that have recently raised funds will have liquidity to manage persistent economic uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Others will need more funding and will likely have to compromise on valuations. Investors will continue to focus on their current portfolio before making new investments, and innovation will continue as companies focus on leveraging technology to increase profitability and drive growth.

The new world of remote working will bring more creativity to the venture capital sector and create opportunities for both corporate and financial venture capital investors alike.

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