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SMP Briefing: Sustainability Disclosures – what to prepare now Briefing

In less than two months from now the so-called sustainable finance disclosure regulation (EU 2019/2088) (the "ESG Disclosure Regulation") will oblige (i.a.) fund managers, irrespective of their regulatory status (i.e. sub-threshold registered AIFM, EuVECA AIFM or fully authorized AIFM) and irrespective of their strategy (e.g. conventional VC, ESG or impact) as well as financial advisors to disclose certain information on their website, within fund-related pre-contractual disclosures and – under certain conditions – in their periodic reports.

Joel El-Qalqili January 15, 2021
SMP advises Project A on investment in sennder in $160 million financing round Press

SMP advised Berlin-based venture capital firm Project A on a new investment in digital freight forwarder sennder in a Series D financing round. New and existing investors, including Project A, Accel, HV Capital and Lakestar, invested approximately $160 million in the logistics startup. This brings the company's valuation to over $1 billion.

Dr. Martin Schaper January 15, 2021
SMP advises Five Seasons Ventures on investment in Air up Press

SMP advised the French investor Five Seasons Ventures on the Series A financing round of Air up. In addition to new investors Five Seasons Ventures and US-beverage company PepsiCo, the Munich-based media company Ippen.Media and existing investors participated in the round with a total volume of 18 million euros.

Dr. Benjamin Ullrich & Dr. Frederik Gärtner January 13, 2021
SMP appoints two Associated Partners News

Joel El-Qalqili and Sebastian Schwarz serve as Associated Partners at SMP as of January 1, 2021.

Victoria Gieseking January 11, 2021
SMP advises Project A on investment in Spryker Press

SMP advised Berlin-based venture capital investor Project A on its repeated investment in Spryker, the e-commerce software specialist company. The Series C financing round with a total volume of 130 million US dollars was led by US investor TCV. In addition to TCV and Project A, London-based existing shareholder One Peak also participated in the round.

Dr. Benjamin Ullrich December 18, 2020
SMP advises robotics specialist German Bionic on financing round Press

SMP has advised the Augsburg-based robotics company German Bionic in its latest round of financing. Within the framework of the Series A further internationally renowned technology venture capital fund such as MIG, Storm Ventures, Benhamou Global Ventures and IT Farm invested in the company alongside Samsung Catalyst Fund.

Dr. Benjamin Ullrich December 16, 2020

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