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SMP advises 42CAP on investment in Allcyte Press

SMP advised early-stage investor 42CAP on its investment in the Viennese Biotech startup Allcyte. As lead investor of an international investor consortium, 42CAP invested alongside with Air Street Capital (UK), Amino Collective (Germany), VP Venture Partners (Switzerland) and PUSH Ventures (Austria) in the course of the growth financing.

Frederik Gärtner Dr. Frederik Gärtner April 01, 2021
SMP advises SellerX on extended financing round with a volume of EUR 26 million Press

SMP again advised startup SellerX in the course of a capital increase. The total volume of the extended financing round amounts to approximately EUR 26 million and was raised from lead investor 83North as well as existing investors Felix Capital, Cherry Ventures and other well-known business angels.

Dr. Martin Schaper March 31, 2021
SMP Briefing: "Check-the-box" in German tax law at last? Draft Law on an Option Model for the Taxation of Partnerships as Corporations Briefing

With the government draft of a "Law on the Modernization of Corporate Income Tax Law" published on the 21st of March 2021, the insertion of a "major tax policy project" into the legislative process is imminent. The declared aim of the proposed legislation is to improve the tax environment, particularly for medium-sized partnerships and family businesses. Nevertheless, the planned regulation has implications for all corporate tax law and may in certain cases become relevant in the broader context of venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) funds.

Dr. Tammo Lüken March 26, 2021
SMP advises the shareholders of sofatutor on the sale to Emeram Partners Press

SMP advised the shareholders of online learning platform sofatutor on the sale of their shares to a consortium of investors led by Emeram Capital Partners. Stephan Bayer and his team are thus changing the ownership structure in order to allow for strategic development of the sofatutor service with the new partners and further advancement of the ambitious growth plans.

Dr. Tim Schlösser March 17, 2021
SMP advises Sarbacane on the acquisition of rapidmail Press

SMP advised Sarbacane, a French key player in solutions dedicated to digital communication for businesses, on the acquisition of the German email marketing and newsletter creation specialist rapidmail. That way Sarbacane continues its international growth strategy, aiming to build a European leader in marketing and digital communication.

Dr. Benjamin Ullrich March 16, 2021
SMP advises Rhein Invest on the acquisition of Spiegel Institut Press

SMP advised a fund managed by Dutch Rhein Management B.V. (Rhein Invest) on the acquisition of Spiegel Institut Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Spiegel Institut Mannheim GmbH & Co. KG, Spiegel Institut Ingolstadt GmbH and Spiegel Institut Shanghai Co. Ltd. (together Spiegel Institut) in the course of a management buy-in.

Dr. Jörn Wöbke March 05, 2021
SMP advises IDnow on acquisition of identity Trust Management Press

SMP advised IDnow on the acquisition of identity Trust Management, a provider of identification solutions based in Düsseldorf, Germany. The acquisition enables IDnow to expand into new industries and to extend its product portfolio. IDnow will take over identity Trust Management AG's location in Düsseldorf as well as its employees.

Dr. Benjamin Ullrich March 04, 2021
SMP advises BPE on sale of DuoTherm roller shutters Press

SMP advised a fund managed by Hamburg-based financial investor BPE and the management on the sale of DuoTherm Rolladen GmbH (DuoTherm) based in Nettersheim-Zingsheim to Frensh sun protection equipment manufacturer StellaGroup, a pan-European portfolio company of PAI Partners SAS.

Dr. Jörn Wöbke March 02, 2021
SMP advises Next Gen Foods on USD 10 million financing round including Singapore's state fund Temasek Press

SMP advised Timo Recker's new FoodTech startup Next Gen Foods on its financing round. The total volume amounts to USD 10 million. In addition to Temasek, K3 Ventures and EDB New Ventures, an investment arm of the Singapore Economic Development Board, the Metro Group also participated in the round through its NX Food Hub.

Dr. Martin Schaper February 26, 2021