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SMP advises BlueYard on investment in Wonder Technologies Press

SMP has advised venture capital firm BlueYard on its latest investment in Berlin-based software company Wonder Technologies. In addition to BlueYard, EQT Ventures invested in the web application for video conferencing as part of this Series A financing round.

Ansgar Frank & Stephan Bank January 26, 2021
SMP advises on the formation of an infrastructure fund and on the anchor investment in Cellnex Netherlands Press

A team led by SMP partners Jens Kretzschmann, Andreas Kortendick and Lennart Lorenz has provided comprehensive legal advice on the establishment of the independent infrastructure fund Digital Infrastructure Vehicle (DIV) and tax advice on the anchor investment in Cellnex Netherlands.

Andreas Kortendick & Jens Kretzschmann January 22, 2021
SMP Briefing: Taxation of crypto futures and crypto CFDs Briefing

Some crypto tokens have been experiencing a huge increase in prices in recent weeks and months, occasionally reaching new all-time highs.
The rapid increase in the price of Bitcoin garnered particular publicity. As a result of this rally, there is an increased interest both in the direct acquisition and trading of crypto tokens as well in other crypto financial products, such as crypto futures and crypto CFDs (contracts for differences).

Lukas Engels January 20, 2021
SMP advises Pepper Media Holding on the acquisition of shares in Savings United Press

SMP advised Pepper Media Holding on the acquisition of shares in Savings United. Pepper Media Holding operates the German social commerce portal mydealz, among others.

Stefan Richter & Dr. Frederik Gärtner January 20, 2021
SMP advises 468 Capital on various investments in tech startups Press

SMP has advised venture capitalist 468 Capital on investments in seven tech startups. 468 Capital invested in Berlin-based career platform Talentspace, AI company Workist (formerly, climate startup Climate Labs, graphic design platform Vectornator (formerly Linearity), energy-as-a-service company Frequenz, and e-commerce company Razor Group, among others.

Dr. Benjamin Ullrich January 20, 2021
SMP advises 42CAP on investment in Press

SMP advised early-stage investor 42CAP on its investment in the Aachen-based TaxTech startup Together with existing investor Techvision-Fund I and other supporters, lead investor 42CAP invested a seven-digit amount in the course of the growth financing.

Dr. Tim Schlösser & Dr. Frederik Gärtner January 18, 2021
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