Berlin – SMP advised KKA Management GmbH (KKA) on the structuring of its second fund and at the same time advised this fund on the acquisition of Xantaro Holding GmbH and its subsidiaries, Xantaro Deutschland GmbH and Xantaro UK Ltd. (together Xantaro Group).

The previous owners of the Xantaro Group will remain involved via continuing interest and will continue to support the management in an advisory capacity. KKA was advised by a team led by Jörn Wöbke, Stephan Bank and Malte Bergmann. SMP's scope of advice in this transaction included corporate and tax advice on the acquisition as well as on the future group structure, including corporate and tax structuring with regard to the sellers' continuing interest. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price and further details of the transaction.

Having already been comprehensively advised by SMP in connection with the structuring of its first fund, KKA again relied on SMP's expertise for the structuring of this second fund.

Advisors KKA: SMP

Dr. Jörn Wöbke (Lead/M&A/Corporate), Partner
Dr. Malte Bergmann (Tax), Partner
Dr. Moritz Diekgräf (Co-Lead/M&A/Corporate), Associate
Ann-Kristin Lochmann (Tax), Senior Associate
Christiane Schnitzler (M&A/Corporate), Associate

Fund Structuring
Dr. Stephan Bank (Lead/Fund Structuring/Corporate), Partner
Dr. Helder Schnittker (Fund Structuring/Tax), Partner
Lennart Lorenz (Regulatory), Partner
Matthias Enge (Corporate), Associated Partner
Dr. Sebastian Schwarz (Tax), Associated Partner
Dr. Niklas Ulrich (Regulatory), Associate
Dr. Florian Wilbrink (Corporate), Associate

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 70 experienced lawyers and tax specialists in three Offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.


Holm Krause
Senior Corporate Communications Manager, Berlin Office