Berlin – At SMP, every single day the team works hard to help its clients achieve their strategic goals by providing comprehensive legal advice with specialization in the fields of Tax, Funds, Transactions, Corporate and Litigation. In recent weeks, SMP has again been involved in a large number of startup financing rounds in the venture capital sector. Among others, the investors Baloise, 10x, Project A and 42CAP recently relied on the expertise of the boutique law firm with offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne. Just a few days ago, SMP was once again named the most active venture capital firm in the DACH region in Q1 2021 based on an analysis by PitchBook.
- SMP advises Baloise on investment in KUNO
Stephan Bank, Leonie Hartz and Florian Wilbrink advised the Swiss Baloise Group on its investment in the Berlin-based startup KUNO. KUNO offers companies, especially startups, the entire back-office management from a single source – from finance and accounting to controlling and reporting to HR management as well as payroll. KUNO was founded in January 2021 with Europe's leading fintech ecosystem finleap. More information can be found here.
Advisors Baloise: Dr. Stephan Bank, Partner | Dr. Leonie Hartz, Senior Associate | Dr. Florian Wilbrink, Associate
- SMP advises 10x Group on investment in Quantum Systems
Benjamin Ullrich and Adrian Haase advised 10x Group on its investment in drone startup Quantum-Systems. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered at the special airport Oberpfaffenhofen, 20 kilometers west of Munich. According to its own figures, it achieved revenue growth of 155 percent in 2020 and is now increasingly acquiring international customers. The new capital will be used to expand the sales division and increase research and development capacities. 10x Group is a group of serial entrepreneurs and founders that invests in digital startups in Europe and Silicon Valley. More information can be found here.
Advisors 10x: Dr. Benjamin Ullrich, Partner | Dr. Adrian Haase, Senior Associate
- SMP advises Project A on investment in Unmind
Benjamin Ullrich and Adrian Haase advised Project A on its investment in the digital mental health platform Unmind. In addition to lead investor EQT, Project A, Sapphire Ventures and Felix Capital participated in the Series B financing round which had a volume of $47 million. Unmind is a digital workplace mental health platform that enables employees to proactively measure and manage their mental health through science-based assessments, tools and training. Unmind has already partnered with some of the world's leading employers, enabling organizations to make informed decisions about comprehensive mental health strategies. More information can be found here.
Advisors Project A: Dr. Benjamin Ullrich, Partner | Dr. Adrian Haase, Senior Associate
- SMP advises 42CAP on investment in Superface
Frederik Gärtner, Stefan Richter and Martyna Sabat advised early-stage investor 42CAP on its investment in Prague-based software company Superface. In addition to 42CAP, Tensor Ventures and Applifting also participated in the financing round. Founded in late 2019, startup Superface is launching a revolutionary low-code solution that replaces months of tedious work with autonomous integration, subsequently connecting businesses in a fraction of a second. The startup's long-term vision is to build a digital service marketplace for AI. It plans to use the funding to finalize the product and expand its team. 42CAP invests in technology-driven startups across Europe. The team built eCircle, one of Europe's largest SaaS companies with $50 million in revenue, and sold the profitable company to Teradata (NYSE:TDC). More information can be found here.
Advisors 42CAP: Dr. Frederik Gärtner, Associated Partner | Stefan Richter, Partner | Dr. Martyna Sabat, Senior Associate
- SMP advises Sablono on Series A financing round
A team led by Martin Schaper and Malte Bergmann has provided comprehensive legal and tax advice to Contech champion Sablono as part of its Series A financing round. Sablono, an innovator in digital lean construction technology, is receiving €5.3 million in funding to accelerate its international growth and further expand its position as a leading next-generation platform in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) industry. The funding round is led by Thomas Bachmaier, who previously founded and built Thinkproject into a leader in construction intelligence. Sablono's seed investor Nemetschek SE is co-investor in this Series A financing round alongside Bachmaier. More information can be found here.
Advisors Sablono: Dr. Martin Schaper, Partner | Dr. Malte Bergmann, Partner | Dr. Martyna Sabat, Senior Associate | Pia Meven, Associate | Konstantin Häfner, Associate
SMP is a boutique law firm for tax and business law which is active in the core fields of Tax, Funds, Corporate, Litigation and Transactions. The attorneys and tax specialists at SMP represent a broad client base, which ranges from emerging technology companies and family-run SMEs to large corporations as well as private equity and venture capital funds. Founded in 2017, SMP has become one of the leading players for venture capital, private equity and fund structuring in Germany. The firm and its partners have been recognized nationally and internationally by JUVE, Best Lawyers, Legal 500, Focus and Chambers and Partners. Today, SMP has more than 70 experienced lawyers and tax specialists in three Offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.