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Private Equity / Venture Capital

The market for equity investment has been steadily increasing in Germany in recent years.

Advising on private equity and venture capital is one of our Corporate group's main areas of work. Our specialized teams advise nationally and internationally active financial investors, private investors and family offices as well as the businesses to be financed and their shareholders/partners on all aspects of a transaction.

The emphasis of our services in this area is on:

  • Legal and tax due diligence
  • Advising on the structuring of the transaction 
  • Advising and negotiating the necessary contracts, including the financing and investment agreement, the shareholder/partnership agreement and the articles of association/partnership agreement
  • Structuring the management and employee participation
  • Advising on acquisition financing
  • Advising on trade sales and IPOs