November 19, 2020 Press

SMP advises Jobpal on sale to SmartRecruiters

Berlin - SMP advised the software company Jobpal on the sale of all shares to the US-based HR technology provider SmartRecruiters. The acquisition enables SmartRecruiters to gain access to the market for robotic recruitment process automation (RPA). The parties have agreed not to disclose any further details regarding the sale. A team led by SMP partner Malte Bergmann advised on the exit together with the UK law firm Withers.

Jobpal was founded in 2016 and focuses on the development of AI-based chatbots that automate communication between employers and applicants. The software company currently employs approximately 25 members of staff.

SmartRecruiters is a provider of recruiting software with headquarters in San Francisco and additional offices in Poland, Germany, UK and France. The company was founded in 2010 by Jerome Ternynck.

About SMP
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 50 experienced lawyers and tax specialists in three Offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.

Advisors Jobpal: SMP

Dr. Malte Bergmann (Lead, Tax), Partner
Dr. Benjamin Ullrich (Corporate, M&A), Partner
Ann-Kristin Lochmann (Tax), Senior Associate