07.12.17

The Legal 500 Germany recommends BMH Bräutigam

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner is recommended in the following 3 practice areas:

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20.11.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES WYSKER ON THE FIRST INITIAL COIN OFFERING (ICO) IN GERMANY

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised Wysker, a blockchain-powered eCommerce provider, on the first ICO in Germany.

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08.11.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES START-UP CROSSENGAGE ON SEVEN-FIGURE FINANCING ROUND

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the young Berlin Start-Up CrossEngage on a successful seven-figure seed financing round.

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08.11.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES START-UP RECARE (PRIOR VEYO CARE) ON SEVEN-FIGURE FINANCING ROUND

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the young Start-Up Recare on a successful seven-figure seed financing round.

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03.11.17

BMH Bräutigam in the latest JUVE Handbook

The JUVE writes about BMH BRÄUTIGAM in the current handbook 2017/2018

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18.10.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises rent24 on investment in Friendsfactory

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised rent24 on its investment in the co-working-space-provider Friendsfactory.

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17.10.17

FAZ reviews Dr Matthias Rüping’s dissertation

In the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of 16 October, the dissertation of BMH BRÄUTIGAM lawyer Dr Matthias Rüping was reviewed.

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12.10.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES CAPITON ON INVESTMENT IN BWTS

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised capiton AG on the acquisition of a participation in the wind turbine service provider BWTS (http://www.bwts-info.de).

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14.09.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises majority shareholder on sale of evania video to Main Capital Partners

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has supported the majority shareholder David Ribeiro Pikart in the sale of his stake in the young and emerging software company evania video to Private Equity Investor Main Capital.

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17.08.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises Martin Hobler at his Exit from the Superfood-Startup Nu3

Martin Hobler has been responsible for the successful Swiss business of the Berlin Startup Nu3 since 2013.

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03.08.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES SIGNA ON THE ACQUISITION AND FINANCING OF A TOWER DEVELOPMENT IN THE MEDIASPREE BERLIN PROJECT

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised SIGNA on the acquisition and financing of a development site right by Berlin's Mercedes-Benz Arena.

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20.06.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES SIGNA RETAIL ON THE ACQUISITION OF ONLINE MARKETPLACE MYBESTBRANDS.DE

MYBESTBRANDS is the biggest online fashion mall for premium und luxury fashion with approximately one million regular users, more than two million app downloads and a mobile traffic share of 75 percent.

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19.06.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES SIGNA RETAIL ON THE ACQUISITION OF ONLINE MARKETPLACE HOOD.DE

With more than five million offers and approximately seven million customers, Hood.de is one of the fastest-growing online marketplaces in Germany.

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09.06.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises Ohlala-founder Pia Poppenreiter in Management-Buy-Out

After months of disputes between the investors of the Berlin based Escort-Startup Ohlala, its founder Pia Poppenreiter aquired – with legal advice from BMH BRÄUTIGAM – the shares of all shareholders and is now aiming at forming a new team.

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06.06.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises the Silicon Valley investor floodgate in the series-A II-financing round of the Berlin start-up Jodel

The Silicon Valley investor floodgate is investing a seven-digit amount as a new shareholder in the Berlin start-up Jodel, which got a double-digit million valuation in this financing round.

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13.04.17

Legal 500 Europe recommends BMH BRÄUTIGAM and Dr. Patrick Auerbach-Hohl

In the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa BMH BRÄUTIGAM is recoomended for the practice areas Private equity and Venture capital. Dr. Patrick Auerbach-Hohl is recoomended in the 2017 editorial for Venture capital.

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20.02.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM IS RANKED AGAIN TOP-EMPLOYER EASTERN GERMANY ACCORDING TO THE AZUR 100 MAGAZINE

Concerning the Associates satisfaction BMH BRÄUTIGAM is even nationwide ranked in first place in the azur-Insiderranking 2017.

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28.11.16

Jan-Peter Heyer represents BMH Bräutigam as panel speaker in the Ventech Meetup in Paris

Jan-Peter Heyer represents BMH BRÄUTIGAM as panel speaker in the Ventech Meetup in Paris on the subject “Expansion to Germany for French start-ups”.

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10.11.16

BMH ADVISES CAPITON ON ACQUISITION OF RAITH GMBH FROM HANNOVER FINANZ

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the long-standing client capiton AG on the acquisition of Raith GmbH. Raith is a leading global developer and manufacturer of nanofabrication systems and software used for printing and scanning nanostructures.

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31.07.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises capiton AG on the sale of its participation in POLI-TAPE Group to Bitburger Holding

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised capiton AG on the sale of its participation in POLI-TAPE Group to Bitburger Holding.

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15.06.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES EMPAUA ON THE INVESTMENT OF TECH GIANT SALESFORCE

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises Empaua on the investment of Salesforce Ventures in the course of a financing round.

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17.05.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises capiton AG on sale of nora systems GmbH

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the longstanding client capiton AG on the sale of its majority shareholding on nora systems GmbH to Intermediate Capital Group plc. (ICG).

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12.05.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES PRIMA BIOMED IN A$400 MILLION CROSS-BORDER SPIN OUT

BMH BRÄUTIGAM led a team comprising German, Australian and U.S.-American lawyers for out-licensing Prima BioMed’s CVac immuno-oncology through a cross-border spin out.

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11.05.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES CONCARDIS ON 20 M SERIES-C FINANCING ROUND OF ORDERBIRD

Lead Investor Digital+ and METRO GROUP invest 16.5 Million into orderbird AG as new shareholders and strategic partners. Orderbird AG is the market leader in iPad-based point of sale solutions for gastronomic business within the German-speaking area.

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20.03.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT CAPITON BEI DEM VERKAUF IHRER BETEILIGUNG AN DER FRUITWORK-GRUPPE

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat die capiton AG bei dem Verkauf ihrer Beteiligung an der Fruitwork-Gruppe (Hamburg) an das Management und die übrigen Gesellschafter beraten. Mit einem Umsatz von über 100 Mio. € gehört die Fruitwork-Gruppe zu den größten Anbietern von Trockenfrüchten und Nüssen in Deutschland.

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14.01.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES START-UP CROSSENGAGE ON SEVEN-FIGURE FINANCING ROUND

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the young Berlin Start-Up CrossEngage on a successful seven-figure seed financing round.

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20.11.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES EHEALTH STARTUP MEDEXO IN 1.25 M EURO FINANCING ROUND

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the award winning eHealth Startup Medexo (Innovation price-IT eHealth 2014/Initiative Mittelstand; Customer Choice Award 2015/Long Night of Start-ups Berlin) in the collection of a 1.25 Million Euro financing.

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06.11.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES CAPITON ON THE RECAPITALISATION OF PREFERE RESINS-GROUP

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised financial investor capiton AG on the refinancing of its majority shareholding in Prefere Resins-Group. In the course of the refinancing by Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG) capiton realises a cash inflow and still remains the majority shareholder.

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31.10.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT CANNONKIRK BEIM VERKAUF DES INVESTMENTS “CHECKPOINTCHARLIE“

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat die CannonKirk-Gruppe, Dublin, Irland, bei der Veräußerung ihres Investments “Checkpoint Charlie“ an den Projektentwickler Trockland, Berlin, beraten.

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02.10.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES BIG DATA-STARTUP TERAKI ON THE FUNDING BY HUB:RAUM

The founders of Big Data-Startup Teraki in Berlin were advised by BMH BRÄUTIGAM on the funding process by Hub:raum, the incubator of Deutsche Telekom.

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01.10.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT SIGNA BEI VERKAUF DES SHOPPING-CENTERS „SEVENS“

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat SIGNA bei dem Verkauf des an der Königsallee in Düsseldorf gelegenen Shopping-Centers „Sevens“ an CBRE Global Investors beraten.

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14.08.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES CAPITON ON SALE OF RTS

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised capiton AG on the sale of its stake in the RTS-group, Wolznach, to Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH pertaining to the Metro-group. RTS is a leading service provider for electronic products in Europe.

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01.07.15

HANDELSBLATT: BMH BRÄUTIGAM LAWYERS AGAIN RECOMMENDED

The US publishing house Best Lawyers has exclusively published a list of Germany’s most recommended lawyers for the leading German newspaper Handelsblatt.

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19.06.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES VENTECH S.A. ON SPEEXX

The French Ventech S.A. has, together with Alto Invest, acquired shares in Speexx (www.speexx.de). Speexx is one of the most important providers of professional and innovative language learning solutions.

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18.06.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM WINS CORPORATE LIVEWIRE’S M&A AWARDS 2015

The British corporate Journal "Corporate LiveWire" has published its Corporate LiveWire’s 2015 M&A Awards. BMH BRÄUTIGAM has won the award as “most outstanding law firm”.

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16.06.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES CAPITON ON INVESTMENT IN TRIOPTICS

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised capiton AG on the acquisition of a minority shareholding in Trioptics GmbH (www.trioptics.com). Trioptics is a leading manufacturer of optical test and measurement instruments.

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15.06.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES FINLEAP ON THE FOUNDATION OF THE INTERNET INSURANCE BROKER CLARK.

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised FinLeap on creating the business model of the internet insurance broker Clark (www.clark.de). The company builder FinTech around Hitfox founder Jan Beckers thereby launches its second start-up after savedo, an online financial marketplace.

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02.06.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM EXKLUSIVE LEGAL ADVISOR OF STARTUPBOOTCAMP | BERLIN | 2015

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01.06.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM APPOINTS TWO NEW PARTNERS

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has appointed two new partners in 2015. As of 1 June 2015, Friederike Kumsteller (Employment) and Alexander Nast (Real Estate Transactions | Corporate) have been made partners of our firm.

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02.03.15

“GREEN LIGHT” FOR HERLITZ: BMH BRÄUTIGAM PAVES THE WAY FOR 270 MILLION EURO GOING PUBLIC

A decision of Kammergericht Berlin (Higher Regional Court of Berlin) has cleared the way to enter the capital increase into the commercial register and thus laid the basis for the targeted 270 million Euro public offering.

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12.02.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM SUPPORTS HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN’S MOOT COURT TEAM

BMH BRÄUTIGAM sponsors the Humboldt Moot Association e.V. at this year’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and supports the team of the Humboldt University of Berlin with their technical preparation.

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28.01.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT SIGNA ZUM JOINT VENTURE KARSTADT-KU’DAMM 231 MIT HGHI-GRUPPE

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat SIGNA zum Einstieg der HGHI-Gruppe des Berliner Projektentwicklers Dr. Harald G. Huth in das Immobilieninvestment „Karstadt-Ku’damm“, Kurfürstendamm 231, Berlin, beraten.

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25.12.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT SIGNA BEIM VERKAUF DER IMMOBILIE „OBERPOLLINGER“ IN MÜNCHEN

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat die österreichisch-deutsche SIGNA-Gruppe (Wien/München, Immobilieninvestments) bei dem Verkauf der Beteiligung des von SIGNA bereits im Jahr 2007 aufgelegten SIGNA RECAP DEVELOPMENT FUND 01 an dem Karstadt-Warenhaus „Oberpollinger“ in München beraten.

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26.11.14

THE LEGAL 500 GERMANY RECOMMENDS BMH BRÄUTIGAM AS “TOP TIER LAW FIRM” ONCE AGAIN

BMH BRÄUTIGAM is recommended as “TOP TIER LAW FIRM“ by The Legal 500 Germany 2015 once again this year. The handbook's editorial section makes notable mentions of Dr. Benedikt BRÄUTIGAM, Dr. Roland Gastell, Jan-Peter Heyer, Boris Reschucha and Johannes Wolf in the category “Regional Law Firms – Commercial Law – Berlin”.

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25.11.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM AMONG THE TOP BERLIN COMMERCIAL LAW FIRMS IN JUVE-RANKING 2015

The “JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2015” ranks BMH BRÄUTIGAM once again as one of the top commercial law firms in Berlin.

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14.10.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES LEAD INVESTOR CONCARDIS IN TEN MILLION DOLLAR SERIES-B-FINANCING ROUND OF BERLIN-BASED STARTUP ORDERBIRD

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised ConCardis, a business venture of the German banks and saving banks and leading expert in cashless payment, on its investment into the Berlin-based startup orderbird.

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15.09.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES CAPITON AG ON THE SALE OF LAHMEYER GROUP

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised its long standing client capiton AG on the sale of Lahmeyer to Tractebel Engineering S.A., a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ. As a leading international engineering consultancy, Lahmeyer group offers a broad range of planning and consultancy services and generated revenues of more than EUR 140m in 2013.

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20.08.14

BERLIN START-UP ENTSORGUNG.DE ENTERS INTO JOINT VENTURE WITH ZENTEK

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised Business Angel Marcus Seidel (Games.de, Gutscheine.de, brillen.de, Adcell.de) regarding the investment of the Cologne-based disposal management company Zentek in the Berlin internet start-up entsorgung.de.

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08.08.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM AGAIN NOMINATED FOR JUVE AWARD

After last year’s nomination in the category Law Firm of the Year for Medium-sized Businesses, BMH BRÄUTIGAM has been nominated for this year’s JUVE award in the category Law Firm of the Year for Private Equity & Venture Capital.

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01.07.14

HANDELSBLATT: BMH BRÄUTIGAM LAWYERS RECOMMENDED FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW

The US publishing house Best Lawyers has exclusively published a list of Germany’s most recommended lawyers for the leading German newspaper Handelsblatt. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Benedikt BRÄUTIGAM, expert in litigation, and Dr. Roland Gastell, specialist for Labour & Employment, have been recommended for the thrid time in a row.

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26.06.14

BERLIN START-UP CROBO COLLECTS 4.25 MILLION EURO WITH BMH BRÄUTIGAM

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised Berlin Start-up Crobo and its stakeholder Covus-Group on a growth financing by Boost & Co. (Paris/London) in an amount of 4.25 Million Euro.

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20.06.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM WINS ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL 2014 M&A AWARD

The English corporate finance journal Acquisition International has published its 2014 M&A Awards for the best M&A teams in the areas of legal, tax and investment consultancy. BMH BRÄUTIGAM again won the award as „German Contract Law Firm of the Year“.

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22.05.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM WINS 2014 CORPORATE INTL MAGAZINE GLOBAL AWARD

The English Corporate Intl Magazine awarded BMH BRÄUTIGAM with its 2014 Corporate INTL Magazine Global Award 2014 as ‘Contract Law Firm of the Year in Germany’.

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08.04.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES BERLIN START-UP CROBO ON THE ACQUISITION OF TRAFFICCAPTAIN

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised Berlin Start-up Crobo and its stakeholder Covus-Group on the acquisition of Crobo’s competitor TrafficCaptain. Crobo, a performance marketer in online and mobile games active in more than 170 countries, is strengthening its appearance on the Asian and South American market.

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21.02.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM IS RANKED AGAIN TOP-EMPLOYER EASTERN GERMANY ACCORDING TO THE AZUR 100 MAGAZINE

For the third year in a row BMH BRÄUTIGAM is listed among the top five of the current “Top-Employer Eastern Germany”-Ranking.

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15.02.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT SIGNA BEI AUFLÖSUNG ZWEIER JOINT VENTURE MIT CENTRUM-GRUPPE

BMH BRÄUTIGAM berät die österreichisch-deutsche SIGNA-Gruppe (Wien/München, Immobilieninvestments) zum (i) Verkauf ihrer Beteiligung an der Immobilie „Vattenfallhaus“ Spitalerstraße, Hamburg“ an den Joint Venture Partner CENTRUM; sowie (ii) Auskauf des Joint Venture Partners CENTRUM aus dem Investment „Karstadt-Sport“, Mönckebergstraße, Hamburg.

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25.01.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT SIGNA BEI VERKAUF DER IMMOBILIE „KARSTADT-GÖTTINGEN“

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat die österreichisch-deutsche SIGNA-Gruppe (Wien/München, Immobilieninvestments) bei dem Verkauf eines in Göttingen belegenen Karstadt-Hauses an einen Privatinvestor beraten.

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07.01.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises capiton AG on the acquisition of Dynea Group

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised financial investor capiton AG on the acquisition of Dynea-Group. The Finnish chemical group is leading in the European market of Phenolic Resins with subsidiaries in Germany, Finland, UK, Poland, France, Romania, Austria and Ukraine.

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27.12.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises VENTECH S.A. on PICANOVA GmbH participation

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the French Ventech S.A. on a participation in Picanova GmbH.

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16.12.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM wins again Acquisition International Legal Award

The English corporate finance journal Acquisition International has published its 2013 Legal Awards for leading international law firms in different categories.

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09.12.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises capiton AG on the Refinancing of nora systems GmbH

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised its long standing client capiton AG on the refinancing of its majority shareholding in nora systems GmbH by Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG).

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18.10.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises the shareholders on the sale of Haupt Pharma AG to Aenova

BMH BRÄUTIGAM, jointly with Prange & Partner Rechtsanwälte Wirtschafsprüfer Steuerberater, advised the shareholders of Haupt Pharma AG on the sale of Haupt Pharma Group to Aenova Group.

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06.08.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised Covus on the launch of Adex

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the Berlin based internet company Covus on the investment into the project “The AdExchange”, short Adex, a joint venture of Covus, the media holding company Virtual Minds and the investment company Blue Interactive from Berlin.

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19.07.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM Advises Schur Flexibles on the Acquisition of Alfa-Beta Roto

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised Schur Flexibles Group on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Greek producer of plastic film packaging Alfa-Beta Roto S.A.

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04.07.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM wins ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL 2013 M&A Award

The English corporate finance journal Acquisition International has published its 2013 M&A Awards for the best M&A teams in the areas of legal, tax and investment consultancy.

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25.06.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised Covus Pro on a crowd funding on Seedmacht

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the new Covus start up Pro.de on the crowd funding round on seedmatch. Pro.de will run a new app store for Windows PCs.

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25.02.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM is ranked again Top-Employer Eastern Germany according to the azur 100 magazine

In the current ranking of employers published by “azur 100” magazine, BMH BRÄUTIGAM is once more top-five-ranked in the table of Eastern Germany’s most attractive employers for lawyers.

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25.02.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM is ranked again Top-Employer Eastern Germany according to the azur 100 magazine

In the current ranking of employers published by “azur 100” magazine, BMH BRÄUTIGAM is once more top-five-ranked in the table of Eastern Germany’s most attractive employers for lawyers.

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19.12.12

BMH BRÄUTIGAM wins ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL 2012 Legal Award

The English corporate finance journal Acquisition International has published its 2012 Legal Awards for leading international law firms in different categories. BMH BRÄUTIGAM won the award as „German Venture Capital Law Firm of the Year“.

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22.11.12

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & PARTNER Advises H-Bau Technik GmbH on Kunex GmbH Akquisition

The construction materials manufacturer H-Bau Technik GmbH has taken over the main assets of the insolvent Kunststoff-Extrusions- und Verarbeitungs-GmbH’s join tape and hard profiles sections.

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06.09.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner Advises Covus on Joint Venture with ProSiebenSat.1

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised the Berlin entrepreneur Sven Lubek and his Covus Holding on the participation of ProSiebenSat.1 in the newly established Covus Ventures.

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05.09.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner Advises Omnes Capital on Tennis-Point Participation

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised Omnes Capitals, formerly Crédit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE), on a participation in Tennis-Point GmbH, Oelde.

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17.08.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner wins Acquisition International 2012 M&A Award

The English corporate finance journal Acquisition International has published its 2012 M&A Awards for the best M&A teams in the areas of legal, tax and investment consultancy.

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31.07.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises APRICUM on the sale of FHF-Group to Cooper Industries

The diversified global manufacturer of electrical components and tools Cooper Industries plc with 2011 revenues of USD 5,4 billion, one of the oldest major companies of the United States has purchased the FHF-Group of companies headquartered in Mülheim/Ruhr from APRICUM CAPITAL GmbH.

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14.06.12

Handelsblatt: BMH Lawyers recommended

In corporation with the US publishing house Best Lawyers, the leading German newspaper Handelsblatt has published a list of Germany’s most recommended business lawyers.

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15.05.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner appoints two new partners

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has appointed two new partners in 2012. As of 1 January 2012, Johannes Wolf (Litigation) has joined the partnership as a further shareholder and Anna Auerbach, LL.M. (Sydney) (Corporate | M&A) has been made partner of our firm.

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25.04.12

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT SIGNA ZUM JOINT VENTURE KARSTADT SPORT HAMBURG MIT CENTRUM

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat die österreichisch-deutsche SIGNA-Gruppe (Wien/München, Immobilieninvestments) zum Erwerb einer 50%igen Beteiligung an der in der Hamburger Mönckebergstraße gelegene Einzelhandelsimmobilie „Karstadt Sport“ von dem Düsseldorfer Projektentwickler CENTRUM beraten.

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05.03.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises Lahmeyer group on the acquisition of Pöyry group’s international water business

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner supports Lahmeyer in the acquisition of Pöyry Environment GmbH. With its registered office in Mannheim, Pöyry Environment GmbH is a worldwide acting company in the fields of water business, seawater desalination, sewage disposal and waste management.

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01.03.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises Doughty Hanson on the sale of the Business- and Science Park Uferstadt Fürth

The British private equity firm Doughty Hanson has sold the Business- and Science Park Uferstadt Fürth to Investa Real Estate Group. BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised Doughty Hanson in the transaction.

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17.02.12

BMH is ranked Top-Employer Eastern Germany according to the azur100 magazine

In the current ranking of employers published by “azur100” magazine, BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner is top-five-ranked in the table of Eastern Germany’s most attractive employers for lawyers.

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14.02.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises Gutscheine.de in the sale to RTL interactive

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised the shareholders of Gutscheine.de HSS GmbH in the sale of their shares to the RTL subsidiary RTL interactive GmbH. After the acquisition by the media group RTL Germany, founder Marcus Seidel still remains Managing Director of the portal.

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05.01.12

BMH advises capiton AG on the acquisition of Schur Flexible Group

Together with the flexible packaging industry expert Jakob A. Mosser and by reinvestment of the family-owned Danish packaging producer Schur International A/S capiton AG has acquired Schur Flexible Group.

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15.11.11

HAWESKO acquires a majority stake in Wein & Vinos

The stock exchange listed wine merchant HAWESKO (annual sales EUR 380 mio) has acquired a 70 % stake in his Berlin based competitor Wein & Vinos. BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised the shareholders of Wein & Vinos in this transaction.

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01.11.11

SIGNA acquires Karstadt department stores “Oberpollinger” and “Sport” in Munich

Austrian-German SIGNA-Group has – together with its joint venture partner CENTRUM, Düsseldorf, (project development) - acquired the two Kartstadt department stores “Oberpollinger” and “Sport” in Munich’s Neuhauser Straße.

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25.10.11

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises capiton AG on the acquisition of a flexible packaging producer from GEA group

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner supports capiton AG in the acquisition of the flexible packaging producer CFS Kempten GmbH from GEA group. The business which will be renamed in future to CFS-Dixie Flexibles GmbH is a producer of sophisticated flexible packaging solutions for the food industry.

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20.09.11

Crédit Agricole Private Equity Aquires Participation in TrustYou GmbH

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised Crédit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE) on its participation in TrustYou GmbH, Munich, in which Holtzbrinck Ventures is also invested.

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18.08.11

Start of construction ILA Berlin Air Show

Start of construction for the new exhibition area of the ILA Berlin Air Show at the new airport Berlin Brandenburg. BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner is acting as notaries for the project.

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09.06.11

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises Covus Holding on sale of Covus Games to ProSiebenSat1 Digital

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised Covus Holding GmbH on the sale of a 51 percent stake in the onlinegames marketer Covus Games to ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, a subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Group.

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21.04.11

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises capiton AG on stake in the Poli-Tape Group

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has supported its long-term client capiton in buying a stake in the Poli-Tape Group (leading manufacturer of laminating films for individual printing, textile graphics and signs, with plants in Germany, Italy and the USA)

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17.03.11

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises shareholders of Capital Games in sale to Bob Mob

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised the majority shareholder and managing director of the online games publisher Capital Games on the sale of its entire shares in the company.

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10.06.08

BMH BRÄUTIGAM berät SIGNA bei der Auflage des SIGNA RECAP DEVELOPMENT FUND 01

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat die SIGNA-Gruppe (Wien/München, Immobilieninvestments) bei der Auflage des SIGNA RECAP DEVELOPMENT FUND 01 beraten.

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07.12.17

The Legal 500 Germany recommends BMH Bräutigam

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner is recommended in the following 3 practice areas:

The Legal 500 GERMANY 2018 makes a recommendation for BMH BRÄUTIGAM in the fields of real estate and construction law/real estate law, private equity, venture capital and regionally for the metropolitan region of Berlin/Brandenburg for the sector of commercial law. The following four lawyers are also recommended in the editorial section of The Legal 500 Deutschland 2018: Boris Reschucha and Alexander Nast are traded as competence for real estate and construction law/real estate law, in the field of private equity/venture capital it is Patrick Auerbach-Hohl. In the category "Regional Law Firms - Business Law - Metropolitan Region Berlin/Brandenburg" Benedikt Bräutigam and Boris Reschucha are put forward.

20.11.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES WYSKER ON THE FIRST INITIAL COIN OFFERING (ICO) IN GERMANY

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised Wysker, a blockchain-powered eCommerce provider, on the first ICO in Germany.

The business model of Wysker consists in particular of the following two pillars: On the one hand, the Wysker app generates a variety of product suggestions for its users within a very short time. On the other hand, the user has full control over all user data collected by the app, as he can decide for himself whether he wants to provide the advertising companies with the data. If he decides to do so, he will receive so-called wys tokens, which he can exchange for discounts. Due to this innovative concept, Wysker has already attracted enormous media attention. The FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) described the idea as "more radical than Google and Facebook ever were". Like many blockchain startups worldwide, Wysker was also affected by the so-called Parity Bug, which has led to the freezing of about 300 million dollars in the cryptocurrency Ether (ETH). Wysker is therefore no longer able to access the Ether collected in the commenced ICO. Due to the restructuring carried out with the help of BMH BRÄUTIGAM, Wysker can now continue the ICO and thus finance its business model. Background: BMH BRÄUTIGAM’s Venture Capital Team has formed a working group on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies and has already offered client events on these topics. After the Parity Bug had been disclosed, BMH BRÄUTIGAM was engaged as legal advisor due to recommendations from the venture capital advisor blacksquare ventures. BMH BRÄUTIGAM is pleased to have acquired the pioneer company Wysker as a client and is looking forward to further support Wysker in the context of legal challenges. BMH BRÄUTIGAM team: Dr. Patrick Auerbach-Hohl, Dr. Julian Schroeder, Bastian Reinschmidt (all Venture Capital)

08.11.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES START-UP CROSSENGAGE ON SEVEN-FIGURE FINANCING ROUND

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the young Berlin Start-Up CrossEngage on a successful seven-figure seed financing round.

Founded in July 2015, cross-channel marketing platform CrossEngage provides cloud-based software which enables companies to direct their marketing campaigns across all channels in such a way that their customers are always addressed with one consistent marketing voice. The financing round was attended by the well-known previous shareholders Project A Ventures, Earlybird, Vorwerk Ventures, Cavalry Ventures, 42 Capital and VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin, which is managed by IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft. CrossEngage plans to push product development as well as the acquisition of further customers with the fresh capital.   Background:   BMH BRÄUTIGAM is pleased to have further expanded its client relationship with CrossEngage and to have assisted the client in the third financing round in addition to providing ongoing advice. The founders Manuel Hinz and Dr. Markus Wübben, who are both experienced in the market, succeeded in convincing well-known investors of the business model and further strengthening their position in the highly competitive Berlin marketing technology market.     BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team:   Dr. Patrick Auerbach-Hohl (Lead), Katharina Erbe, Bastian Reinschmidt (all Venture Capital)

08.11.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES START-UP RECARE (PRIOR VEYO CARE) ON SEVEN-FIGURE FINANCING ROUND

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the young Start-Up Recare on a successful seven-figure seed financing round.

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the young Start-Up Recare on a successful seven-figure seed financing round. The Startup, founded in June 2015, offers hospitals and rehabilitation clinics a software platform for the digital organisation of patient follow-up care after patients have been discharged from hospitals. The platform connects hospitals with care and rehabilitation service providers and digital capacity bookings can be made in real time. With the fresh capital, Recare plans to push product development as well as the acquisition of further customers.   Background:   BMH BRÄUTIGAM has supported Recare since its foundation in June 2015 and has been able to expand and deepen its client relationship over the years. Founder Maximilian Greschke had already entrusted BMH with other ventures before founding Recare.     BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team:   Katharina Erbe, Dr. Alexander Wulff (both Venture Capital)

03.11.17

BMH Bräutigam in the latest JUVE Handbook

The JUVE writes about BMH BRÄUTIGAM in the current handbook 2017/2018

The Berlin-based law firm BMH Bräutigam can rely on established client relationships with private equity firms such as Capiton. Also real estate transactions for the SIGNA group provide stable business. Following the withdrawl of the labor law team last year, BMH Bräutigam now focuses entirely on transactions, covering the spectrum from M & A through private equity to venture capital advice. In part, this results in links to the contested company law when it comes to shareholder disputes in start-ups. In addition, BMH Bräutigam has a 4-headed notary's office, which is active in both corporate and real estate law and is perceived by competitors as "extremely strong". Transactions are in the foreground of the Berlin office, which is why the team often comes to M & A mandates in the ongoing corporate law advice. In the contested company law, there are increasingly intersections of accepted practice in private equity, which is well networked in the capital's start-up scene. BMH Bräutigam now also advises on shareholder disputes. BMH Bräutigam is especially recommended in the areas of Private Equity, Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions and Notary. Frequently recommended: Dr Johannes Meinel (corporate and real estate law, notary), Dr Benedikt Bräutigam (litigation, notary), Jan-Peter Heyer (private equity transactions and contract law, notary public), Dr Patrick Auerbach-Hohl ("extremely well networked in the start-up scene", client; venture capital, notary), Dr Andrea Reichert-Clauß ("effective, pragmatic, experienced", competitor; private equity transactions)

18.10.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises rent24 on investment in Friendsfactory

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised rent24 on its investment in the co-working-space-provider Friendsfactory.

rent24 currently runs co-working-spaces, inter alia, in Berlin, Hamburg, Dortmund as well as Amsterdam and is seeking for an extensive international expansion with further locations in, e.g., the US, Israel and various European countries. Most recently, rent24 has opened one of the largest co-working-spaces in Germany at the Berlin “Gendarmenmarkt” (7.200 square meters). Besides the individual rent24-design and the „fully prepared“ workplaces, rent24 in particular offers consulting services for its customers and even invests in tenants with a start-up-fund. The acquisition of a majority stake in Friendsfactory shall result in substantial synergy effects. Firstly, because Friendsfactory mainly rents office spaces in Munich, a region which is not yet covered by rent24. Secondly, in contrast to rent24’s approach, offices at Friendsfactory can be designed individually. And finally, Friendsfactory also runs a start-up-accelerator. The tenants of both co-working-space providers will have the opportunity to use the entire services of the strategic partnership. Background: BMH BRÄUTIGAM regularly advises rent24, in particular in connection with the international expansion. BMH BRÄUTIGAM was engaged as legal advisor due to recommendations from the market. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Dr. Alexander Wulff, Tina Schmidt, Katharina Erbe, Dr. Julian Schroeder (all Venture Capital / Corporate)

17.10.17

FAZ reviews Dr Matthias Rüping’s dissertation

In the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of 16 October, the dissertation of BMH BRÄUTIGAM lawyer Dr Matthias Rüping was reviewed.

In the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of 16 October, the dissertation of BMH Bräutigam lawyer Dr Matthias Rüping was reviewed. In his thesis ("The Responsible Citizen - Model of German Private Law?"), Rüping describes how the idea of individual responsibility in German private law has become less prevailing in recent decades. Regulatory systems that treat the citizen as a chronically overburdened person in need of constant protection have taken its place e.g. in consumer, tenancy and employment law. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung considers Rüpings dissertation a "cleverly thought-out argument for private autonomy and responsibility of citizens".

12.10.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES CAPITON ON INVESTMENT IN BWTS

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised capiton AG on the acquisition of a participation in the wind turbine service provider BWTS (http://www.bwts-info.de).

BWTS offers service and maintenance for onshore and offshore wind turbines and contributes to sustainable availability of wind energy with tailor-made maintenance programs and modern maintenance procedures. BWTS has grown rapidly in recent years. capiton will support the company in further expansion and internationalization of its business. The intention is to expand BWTS' product portfolio through acquisitions. Plans include the expansion of the business model to rotor blade maintenance, significantly increasing the share of offshore business and acquiring new customers. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Jan-Peter Heyer (lead), Tina Schmidt, Dr. Matthias Rüping (all Corporate/M&A)

14.09.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises majority shareholder on sale of evania video to Main Capital Partners

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has supported the majority shareholder David Ribeiro Pikart in the sale of his stake in the young and emerging software company evania video to Private Equity Investor Main Capital.

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has supported the majority shareholder David Ribeiro Pikart in the sale of his stake in the young and emerging software company evania video to Private Equity Investor Main Capital. evania video is a well-known, software-driven company in the field of online advertising and marketing, which has established itself as a pioneer in the field of programmatic video advertising. By acquiring a majority stake, Main Capital will actively support evania video in further international expansion, as well diversifying and strengthening the company’s offerings, among others through selective and complementary acquisitions. The established management of evania video will continue to carry out the current business. With the support of Main Capital, the company expects an expansion of the solutions, services and markets of evania video. BMH BRÄUTIGAM was mandated on the basis of recommendations from the market. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Dr. Patrick Auerbach-Hohl (Lead), Bastian Reinschmidt (Lead), Tina Schmidt, Dr. Matthias Rüping (all M&A/ Corporate)

17.08.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises Martin Hobler at his Exit from the Superfood-Startup Nu3

Martin Hobler has been responsible for the successful Swiss business of the Berlin Startup Nu3 since 2013.

Further he managed the cross-border units branding, content & creative and offline retail of Nu3. BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised Martin Hobler at his Exit from the Superfood-Startup. Mr. Hobler now plans to focus on Impact Hub Berlin which he co-founded and his other Startup participations. Among the investors of Nu3 are Project A, Alstin, Lakestar, Black River Ventures as well as the Jahr-Group. Herr Hobler asked BMH BRÄUTIGAM for legal advice in April 2017 due to recommendations from the market. Team BMH BRÄUTIGAM: Dr. Alexander Wulff, Katharina Erbe (both Venture Capital)

03.08.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES SIGNA ON THE ACQUISITION AND FINANCING OF A TOWER DEVELOPMENT IN THE MEDIASPREE BERLIN PROJECT

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised SIGNA on the acquisition and financing of a development site right by Berlin's Mercedes-Benz Arena.

The SIGNA-Group has acquired one of the last remaining undeveloped plots in the Mediaspree development in Berlin on which it plans to build a state-of-the-art office building approximately 90 metres tall with a gross floor space of around 50,000 m². Thus, the SIGNA-Group develops an attractive landmark building for renowned tenants in one of the most innovative districts in the capital. Seller Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) is a leading developer of the new city district along the East Side Gallery. It was agreed not to disclose the purchase price of the property. The transaction was financed by Berlin Hyp. Team BMH BRÄUTIGAM: Boris Reschucha (Federführung), Alexander Nast, Dr. Sylko Winkler, Dr. Daniel Moussa

20.06.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES SIGNA RETAIL ON THE ACQUISITION OF ONLINE MARKETPLACE MYBESTBRANDS.DE

MYBESTBRANDS is the biggest online fashion mall for premium und luxury fashion with approximately one million regular users, more than two million app downloads and a mobile traffic share of 75 percent.

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised SIGNA Retail on the acquisition of the online marketplace mybestbrands.de. MYBESTBRANDS is the biggest online fashion mall for premium und luxury fashion with approximately one million regular users, more than two million app downloads and a mobile traffic share of 75 percent. Acquirer is SIGNA Luxury Marketplace GmbH, a company of SIGNA Retail group (inter alia Karstadt Warenhaus, The KaDeWe Group, Karstadt Sports, Outfitter, dress-for-less). SIGNA Luxury Marketplace GmbH acquires 60 percent of the shares while the residual shares remain with the management around founder and CEO Jörg Domesle. With this acquisition, SIGNA Retail expands its leading position with regard to the retail sector of premium and luxury fashion in Germany and Europe. Within the stationary sector, The KaDeWe Group with its three premium department stores KaDeWe in Berlin, Alsterhaus in Hamburg and Oberpollinger in Munich already is the uncontested market leader. With MYBESTBRANDS, this position is now confirmed regarding the digital sector. FOR BMH BRÄUTIGAM, this marks the fourth successful M&A deal for the SIGNA Retail group in the course of one year. Team BMH BRÄUTIGAM: Boris Reschucha (leading), Dr. Andrea Reichert-Clauß, Tina Schmidt, Katharina Erbe, Dr. Daniel Moussa, Dr. Matthias Rüping  

19.06.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES SIGNA RETAIL ON THE ACQUISITION OF ONLINE MARKETPLACE HOOD.DE

With more than five million offers and approximately seven million customers, Hood.de is one of the fastest-growing online marketplaces in Germany.

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised SIGNA Retail on the acquisition of the online marketplace Hood.de. With more than five million offers and approximately seven million customers, Hood.de is one of the fastest-growing online marketplaces in Germany. Acquirer is Karstadt Marktplatz GmbH, a company of the SIGNA Retail group (inter alia Karstadt Warenhaus, The KaDeWe Group, Karstadt Sports, Outfitter, dress-for-less). Karstadt Marktplatz GmbH acquires 70 percent of the shares while the residual shares remain with the founder and CEO Ryan Hood. With this acquisition, SIGNA Retail and Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH aim to further the development from classical stationary department stores to a modern omni- and cross-channel oriented marketplace. FOR BMH BRÄUTIGAM, this marks the third successful M&A deal for the SIGNA Retail group in the course of one year. Team BMH BRÄUTIGAM: Boris Reschucha, Dr. Andrea Reichert-Clauß (both leading), Tina Schmidt, Dr. Daniel Moussa, Dr. Matthias Rüping  

09.06.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises Ohlala-founder Pia Poppenreiter in Management-Buy-Out

After months of disputes between the investors of the Berlin based Escort-Startup Ohlala, its founder Pia Poppenreiter aquired – with legal advice from BMH BRÄUTIGAM – the shares of all shareholders and is now aiming at forming a new team.

After months of disputes between the investors of the Berlin based Escort-Startup Ohlala, its founder Pia Poppenreiter aquired – with legal advice from BMH BRÄUTIGAM – the shares of all shareholders and is now aiming at forming a new team. The Ohlala portal mediates paid dates with women. Amongst other things it caused a sensation with regard to its launch in New York City. To name a few, investors were Moviepilot-founder Ben Kubota and Max Finger, a long-time companion of Oliver Samwers and his Co-founder throughout the first Ventures Alando and Jamba. Following long negotiations hopefully there is now a result that serves all parties best. Pia Poppenreiter and Ohlala will now focus more on the product and less on fundraising. Miss Poppenreiter asked BMH BRÄUTIGAM for legal advice in February 2017 due to recommendations from the market and after miscellaneous attempted solutions between the Ohlala-shareholders had already failed. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Dr. Alexander Wulff, Dr. Patrick Auerbach-Hohl, Katharina Erbe (all Venture Capital)

06.06.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises the Silicon Valley investor floodgate in the series-A II-financing round of the Berlin start-up Jodel

The Silicon Valley investor floodgate is investing a seven-digit amount as a new shareholder in the Berlin start-up Jodel, which got a double-digit million valuation in this financing round.

The Silicon Valley investor floodgate is investing a seven-digit amount as a new shareholder in the Berlin start-up Jodel, which got a double-digit million valuation in this financing round. From the previous investors Rubylight, SomeInvest, Atlantic Internet, Rockets Global Founders Capital, Rocket Internet Capital Partners and Kima Ventures participated in this financing round. Via the messenger app Jodel, which is particularly popular with students, users can send anonym short messages, which every person in the community can see within a radius of ten kilometres. With the newly acquired capital, the start-up in Berlin is pushing ahead with product development and its expansion into the European market. BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised floodgate as Local Counsel in collaboration with Silicon Legal Strategy. The mandate came via Silicon Legal Strategy by recommendation of Taylor Wessing, which were conflicted in this transaction because of the notarial activity of Roman Bärwaldt. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Dr. Patrick Auerbach-Hohl, Katharina Erbe (beide Venture Capital)

13.04.17

Legal 500 Europe recommends BMH BRÄUTIGAM and Dr. Patrick Auerbach-Hohl

In the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa BMH BRÄUTIGAM is recoomended for the practice areas Private equity and Venture capital. Dr. Patrick Auerbach-Hohl is recoomended in the 2017 editorial for Venture capital.

20.02.17

BMH BRÄUTIGAM IS RANKED AGAIN TOP-EMPLOYER EASTERN GERMANY ACCORDING TO THE AZUR 100 MAGAZINE

Concerning the Associates satisfaction BMH BRÄUTIGAM is even nationwide ranked in first place in the azur-Insiderranking 2017.

28.11.16

Jan-Peter Heyer represents BMH Bräutigam as panel speaker in the Ventech Meetup in Paris

Jan-Peter Heyer represents BMH BRÄUTIGAM as panel speaker in the Ventech Meetup in Paris on the subject “Expansion to Germany for French start-ups”.

Ventech, a Paris-based VC-investor with a focus, inter-alia, on the DACH region, has been a client of BMH BRÄUTIGAM since 2013.

10.11.16

BMH ADVISES CAPITON ON ACQUISITION OF RAITH GMBH FROM HANNOVER FINANZ

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the long-standing client capiton AG on the acquisition of Raith GmbH. Raith is a leading global developer and manufacturer of nanofabrication systems and software used for printing and scanning nanostructures.

Raith has production sites in Germany and the Netherlands as well as distribution units in the US, China and India. In addition, Raith’s regional sales managers are supported by local sales partners across 15 countries. Raith employs around 200 people worldwide, of which 120 are based at its headquarters in Dortmund, and generated sales of EUR 54 million in 2015. capiton acquires Raith from the equity capital partner HANNOVER Finanz, who supported the company’s growth since 2002, and will become the majority shareholder of Raith. Financing of the transaction is provided by capiton’s current investment vehicle, capiton V, and banks. BMH-Team: Dr. Andrea Reichert-ClaussDr. Patrick Auerbach (both leading), Tina SchmidtDr. Sylko WinklerBastian ReinschmidtKatharina Erbe (all Corporate | M&A)

31.07.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises capiton AG on the sale of its participation in POLI-TAPE Group to Bitburger Holding

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised capiton AG on the sale of its participation in POLI-TAPE Group to Bitburger Holding.

POLI-TAPE Group is a leading, innovative manufacturer of high-quality textile transfer films, digital printing media, sign making vinyls, laminating films and pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes with a strong focus on advertising and display lettering, consisting of POLI-TAPE Klebefolien GmbH in Remagen, Germany, and its subsidiaries in the USA and Italy. BMH BRÄUTIGAM already represented capiton on the acquisition in 2011 and advised capiton since in connection with the participation. In this period, the group grew continuously through substantive investments and was able to expand its turnover by more than 50%. The participation could now be sold successfully in a particularly efficient transaction.

15.06.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES EMPAUA ON THE INVESTMENT OF TECH GIANT SALESFORCE

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises Empaua on the investment of Salesforce Ventures in the course of a financing round.

Worldwide, Salesforce is number one among the CRM providers and as customer success platform. Empaua makes the agility and speed of the cloud technology usable for young, disruptive companies. To make full use of the spectrum of services Salesforce offers, most companies need professional support with the solution design and implementation. Since its foundation 1.5 years ago, Empaua has made a name for itself very quickly in the European startup community and meanwhile employs about 40 employees in three countries. The Berlin startup consultancy supports founders to completely represent their business model on salesforce. The representation of all processes without intermediate manual steps makes it easy for startups to scale as they grow and provides an end-to-end analysis of their business. Empaua has already supported 74 well-known startups throughout Europe and completed 145 projects since it was founded end of 2014. Its clients are businesses as varied as Number26, the provider of mobile checking accounts; Lieferando, the ordering platform; FinanceFox, the insurance broker; and Movinga, the relocation platform. Because of its well-known expertise in the venture capital sector, BMH BRÄUTIGAM was able to win Empaua as a new client and gets a further important networking partner due to Empaua’s good network. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Dr. Patrick Hohl, Katharina Erbe (both Venture Capital)

17.05.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises capiton AG on sale of nora systems GmbH

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the longstanding client capiton AG on the sale of its majority shareholding on nora systems GmbH to Intermediate Capital Group plc. (ICG).

nora systems is the global market leader for high-quality rubber floor coverings. The company employs more than 1,000 people and turns over in excess of 220 million euros, more than 75 % of it outside Germany. nora systems is active not only in USA and Germany as the core markets, but also focusses on doing its business in China and the middle east as growth markets. Originally belonging to Freudenberg Group, capiton purchased the company and its management in September 2007 and already sold some minority shares to ICG within the scope of a recapitalisation in 2014. The transaction is subject to standard market conditions yet. BMH BRÄUTIGAM not only represented capiton in purchasing and recapitalising nora systems, but also has advised nora systems in company law, finance and litigation matters since 2007. Most recently, BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised capiton in purchasing the Trioptics GmbH, selling its shareholding on the RTS group and the Fruitwork Group and recapitalising the Prefere Resins Holdings (also with the participation of ICG). Furthermore, BMH BRÄUTIGAM acted as notary public in purchasing the laser applications of LAP GmbH and the Hamm Reno Group. Overall, BMH BRÄUTIGAM has been involved in seven of eight capiton transactions in the past 18 months.

12.05.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES PRIMA BIOMED IN A$400 MILLION CROSS-BORDER SPIN OUT

BMH BRÄUTIGAM led a team comprising German, Australian and U.S.-American lawyers for out-licensing Prima BioMed’s CVac immuno-oncology through a cross-border spin out.

Prima BioMed is a globally active Sydney-based biotechnology company with branches in Germany and France. It is listed in Australia (ASX) and the United States (NASDAQ). Licensee is U.S.-based and U.S.-listed Sydys Corporation. Along with the license for CVac, it acquired various CVac-related assets. Prima BioMed receives performance-based payments up to A$400 million (US$ 293 million) as well as 9.9% equity stake in Sydys. As background: Prima Biomed is a loyal client of BMH BRÄUTIGAM. The contact was made by CEO Marc Voigt, who formerly served as board-member for Medical Enzymes AG. Dr. Patrick Hohl has advised Medical Enzymes AG in various transactions. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Dr. Patrick Hohl, Dr. Alexander Wulff, Katharina Erbe (M&A | Venture Capital)

11.05.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES CONCARDIS ON 20 M SERIES-C FINANCING ROUND OF ORDERBIRD

Lead Investor Digital+ and METRO GROUP invest 16.5 Million into orderbird AG as new shareholders and strategic partners. Orderbird AG is the market leader in iPad-based point of sale solutions for gastronomic business within the German-speaking area.

As one of the leading European payment service providers, Concardis participates through a secondary listing. BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised Concardis already on its Series-B Financing Round in 2014. Fueled by its strategic partners and new capital, orderbird AG pushes forward its product development and its expansion within the European market. Kickoff for the latter will be its market entry in France. As background: BMH BRÄUTIGAM was assigned for the first time by Concardis in the course of its Series-B Financing round in 2014. Ever since, the attorney-client-relationship intensified in a way that BMH BRÄUTIGAM now advises on various transactions. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Dr. Alexander Wulff, Dr. Patrick Hohl, Katharina Erbe (all specialized in venture capital transactions)

20.03.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT CAPITON BEI DEM VERKAUF IHRER BETEILIGUNG AN DER FRUITWORK-GRUPPE

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat die capiton AG bei dem Verkauf ihrer Beteiligung an der Fruitwork-Gruppe (Hamburg) an das Management und die übrigen Gesellschafter beraten. Mit einem Umsatz von über 100 Mio. € gehört die Fruitwork-Gruppe zu den größten Anbietern von Trockenfrüchten und Nüssen in Deutschland.

Während der Beteiligungszeit von capiton hat sich die Fruitwork-Gruppe strategisch auf die Belieferung des Einzelhandels mit Nüssen und Trockenfrüchten fokussiert und die Kunden- und Produktbasis erweitert. BMH BRÄUTIGAM ist regelmäßig für die capiton AG tätig und hat diese auch schon bei deren Einstieg in die Fruitwork-Gruppe in 2008 sowie diversen Umstrukturierungen und Unternehmensteilverkäufen beraten. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Boris Reschucha, Alexander Nast (beide  M&A | Immobilientransaktionen)

14.01.16

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES START-UP CROSSENGAGE ON SEVEN-FIGURE FINANCING ROUND

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the young Berlin Start-Up CrossEngage on a successful seven-figure seed financing round.

Founded in July 2015, cross-channel marketing platform CrossEngage provides cloud-based software which enables companies to direct their marketing campaigns across all channels in such a way that their customers are always addressed with one consistent marketing voice. Alongside with previous shareholder Project A Ventures further well-known venture capital funds such as Capnamic Ventures, Ventech, Heilemann Ventures and the VC fund Kreativwirtschaft Berlin, managed by IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft, have participated in the financing round. CrossEngage plans to push product development as well as the acquisition of further customers with the fresh capital. BMH BRÄUTIGAM is looking forward to a continues cooperation with its new client CrossEngage. Only a few months after foundation, experienced founders Manuel Hinz and Dr. Markus Wübben managed to convince reputable investors of the business model and to establish the company well-funded in the hard-fought Berlin marketing technology market.

20.11.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES EHEALTH STARTUP MEDEXO IN 1.25 M EURO FINANCING ROUND

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the award winning eHealth Startup Medexo (Innovation price-IT eHealth 2014/Initiative Mittelstand; Customer Choice Award 2015/Long Night of Start-ups Berlin) in the collection of a 1.25 Million Euro financing.

Via its web portal Medexo provides customers easy and fast access to medical experts for a second opinion by this specialists. Besides existing shareholders, Mr. Philipp Graf von Hardenberg – who supports Medexo together with Thanyapura, a sport and health care company from Thailand – and Mr. Klaus Tschütscher – former Prime Minister of Liechtenstein –, among others, participated in the financing round. With the fresh capital Medexo aims to setting the right course for its international scaling. BMH BRÄUTIGAM has been advising Medexo for nearly one year now. The managing director of the company builder M Cube, Mr. Jan Dzulko, – a long term client of BMH – recommended BMH to Medexo.

06.11.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES CAPITON ON THE RECAPITALISATION OF PREFERE RESINS-GROUP

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised financial investor capiton AG on the refinancing of its majority shareholding in Prefere Resins-Group. In the course of the refinancing by Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG) capiton realises a cash inflow and still remains the majority shareholder.

The new shareholders – capiton, ICG and the management team which increases its shareholding in the course of the transaction – will jointly accelerate the growth of turnover and profits of the group also by way of selected add-on acquistions. Prefere Resins is one of the leading producers  of phenolic resins in Europe with production facilities in six countries including Germany, Finland, UK and France. Phenolic resins are used for example in the wood-working and in the automotive industries. The group with more than 300 employees generates a turnover of EUR 230 million p.a. The transaction is inter alia subject to approval by the relevant cartel authorities.

31.10.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT CANNONKIRK BEIM VERKAUF DES INVESTMENTS “CHECKPOINTCHARLIE“

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat die CannonKirk-Gruppe, Dublin, Irland, bei der Veräußerung ihres Investments “Checkpoint Charlie“ an den Projektentwickler Trockland, Berlin, beraten.

Die beiden prominenten, bislang unbebauten Grundstücke am historischen Checkpoint Charlie in der Berliner Friedrichstraße wurden in den 90er-Jahren vom Land Berlin privatisiert. Nach Insolvenz der privaten Eigentümerin in 2003 hatte die CannonKirk-Gruppe das Investment in 2007 von den finanzierenden Banken erworben und nunmehr im Rahmen eines strukturierten Bieterprozesses an den renommierten Projektentwickler Trockland veräußert, der die beiden, insgesamt ca. 9.000 m² großen Freigrundstücke entwickeln wird. BMH BRÄUTIGAM berät die CannonKirk-Gruppe laufend im Hinblick auf ihre Immobilien-investments in Deutschland, so u.a. auch bereits beim Erwerb des Investments “Checkpoint Charlie“ im Jahr 2007. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Boris Reschucha, Alexander Nast (beide  M&A | Immobilientransaktionen) und Bastian Reinschmidt (Insolvenzrecht | M&A)

02.10.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES BIG DATA-STARTUP TERAKI ON THE FUNDING BY HUB:RAUM

The founders of Big Data-Startup Teraki in Berlin were advised by BMH BRÄUTIGAM on the funding process by Hub:raum, the incubator of Deutsche Telekom.

Teraki develops software that selects data for the internet, whereby about 90 percent of the data cease to exist. Amongst other things the energy consumption of the end devices sending those data is thereby supposed to be reduced by at least 50 percent. BMH BRÄUTIGAM received the mandate over the accelerator startupbootcamp, which is also exclusively advised by BMH BRÄUTIGAM since 2015.

01.10.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT SIGNA BEI VERKAUF DES SHOPPING-CENTERS „SEVENS“

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat SIGNA bei dem Verkauf des an der Königsallee in Düsseldorf gelegenen Shopping-Centers „Sevens“ an CBRE Global Investors beraten.

Das „Sevens“ eröffnete im Jahr 2000 und war ursprünglich als Themencenter konzipiert. Es hat eine Einzelhandelsfläche von gut 19.000 Quadratmetern. 2011 wurden die sieben Etagen für rund 40 Millionen Euro umgebaut. Hauptmieter ist die Elektronikkette Saturn, die auch die meisten Etagen des Centers belegt. Daneben gehören vor allem Modegeschäfte von Armani bis Desigual zu den Mietern. Im Untergeschoss befinden sich Restaurants. 2012 wurde das „Sevens“ außerdem baulich mit der Kö-Galerie verbunden. Verkäufer ist der von SIGNA bereits im Jahr 2007 aufgelegte SIGNA RECAP DEVELOPMENT FUND 01, in dem vorwiegend institutionelle Anleger investiert sind und der hauptsächlich in Neu- oder Wiederentwicklungen von Einzelhandelsimmobilien in 1A-Lagen investiert hat. BMH BRÄUTIGAM hatte SIGNA bereits seit 2010 zum Erwerb und der Entwicklung des Investments im Joint Venture mit der Düsseldorfer CENTRUM-Gruppe sowie zum späteren Auskauf der CENTRUM-Gruppe beraten. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Boris Reschucha, Alexander Nast (beide  M&A | Immobilientransaktionen)

14.08.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES CAPITON ON SALE OF RTS

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised capiton AG on the sale of its stake in the RTS-group, Wolznach, to Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH pertaining to the Metro-group. RTS is a leading service provider for electronic products in Europe.

In 2009 capiton participated in RTS and expanded the Group together with its founder Josef Raith by four company acquisitions inter alia. The spectrum of services covers inspection, repair and maintenance of different products starting from smartphones and notebooks to complete smart home advices. In 2014, the RTS-group reached a turnover of € 136 million and employed around 1,200 employees. The transaction is subject to the approval of the competent antitrust authorities.

In 2009 BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised capiton already on the acquisition of the investment. Since then BMH BRÄUTIGAM also advised on several further acquisitions by RTS, for example on the acquisition of a business unit of Siemens AG. For BMH BRÄUTIGAM this marks the ongoing successful cooperation with capiton AG. Just recently, we advised capiton inter alia on the sale of Lahmeyer-group to Tractebel Engineering S.A. pertaining to GdF Suez as well as on the acquisition of a minority stake in Trioptics GmbH.

01.07.15

HANDELSBLATT: BMH BRÄUTIGAM LAWYERS AGAIN RECOMMENDED

The US publishing house Best Lawyers has exclusively published a list of Germany’s most recommended lawyers for the leading German newspaper Handelsblatt.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Benedikt Bräutigam, expert in litigation, and Dr. Roland Gastell, specialist for Labour & Employment, have been recommended for the fourth time in a row. http://tool.handelsblatt.com/tabelle/index.php?id=150&so=4a&pc=25

19.06.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES VENTECH S.A. ON SPEEXX

The French Ventech S.A. has, together with Alto Invest, acquired shares in Speexx (www.speexx.de). Speexx is one of the most important providers of professional and innovative language learning solutions.

The award-winning cloud-based Speex solution is, among others, available in English, Spanish, German, Italian and French. Speexx has been honored with industry recognition and more than 200 international awards (e.g. winner of Business English test carried out by Stiftung Warentest in 2010). The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Munich with subsidiaries London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Sao Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore (see more under http://www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/speexx-ventech-alto-invest). Ventech, already existing since 1998, provides further equity to help Speex’ international expansion. Ventech has a focus on European companies active in the digital economy. Companies financed by Ventech represent a turnover of approx. EUR 360 million per year. Ventech has mandated BMH BRÄUTIGAM once again. With this mandate, BMH BRÄUTIGAM has strengthened its position with foreign VC investors focussing on innovative German companies. “Advising VC investors has become more and more im-portant for us, beside the traditional Private Equity business. We intend to grow further in this area, especially since Berlin has become the Venture Capital metropolis in Germany”, Dr. Sylko Winkler says.

18.06.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM WINS CORPORATE LIVEWIRE’S M&A AWARDS 2015

The British corporate Journal "Corporate LiveWire" has published its Corporate LiveWire’s 2015 M&A Awards. BMH BRÄUTIGAM has won the award as “most outstanding law firm”.

16.06.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES CAPITON ON INVESTMENT IN TRIOPTICS

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised capiton AG on the acquisition of a minority shareholding in Trioptics GmbH (www.trioptics.com). Trioptics is a leading manufacturer of optical test and measurement instruments.

In particular, optical test instruments for the smartphone industry are manufactured in Germany and the United States and sold via a worldwide service and distribution network. For BMH BRÄUTIGAM this a further transaction for the longstanding client capiton whom we have recently advised, inter alia, on the acquisition of Prefere Resins Group and the sale of Lahmeyer International.

15.06.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES FINLEAP ON THE FOUNDATION OF THE INTERNET INSURANCE BROKER CLARK.

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised FinLeap on creating the business model of the internet insurance broker Clark (www.clark.de). The company builder FinTech around Hitfox founder Jan Beckers thereby launches its second start-up after savedo, an online financial marketplace.

Clark aims to returning a part of its broker commission as cashbacks to their clients. However, the legal permissibility of cashbacks is unclear according to the current legal situation. The so called “prohibition to pass on provisions” forbids cashbacks to clients but its legal effectiveness is uncertain. Hence, until the removal of this prohibition Clark wants to donate the money for a good cause – the client may choose the recipient organization (background information: www.gruenderszene.de/allgemein/finleap-versicherungen-institut-fuer-transparenz). Background:

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises FinLeap, the Fintech company builder of the Hitfox Group, for the first time (background information: www.morgenpost.de/berlin-aktuell/startups/article134891803/Berliner-Hitfox-Gruppe-steigt-ins-Bankgeschaeft-ein.html).

BMH BRÄUTIGAM is pleased to have gained one of the most interesting actors on the Berlin start-up market with FinLeap/Hitfox Group as new client.

02.06.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM EXKLUSIVE LEGAL ADVISOR OF STARTUPBOOTCAMP | BERLIN | 2015

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01.06.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM APPOINTS TWO NEW PARTNERS

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has appointed two new partners in 2015. As of 1 June 2015, Friederike Kumsteller (Employment) and Alexander Nast (Real Estate Transactions | Corporate) have been made partners of our firm.

With making Friederike Kumsteller and Alexander Nast partners, we consequently implement our strategy of growth from our own ranks at our own pace. These partner appointments reflect the exceptional quality of our own talent and the successful development of our firm since its foundation in 2007.

02.03.15

“GREEN LIGHT” FOR HERLITZ: BMH BRÄUTIGAM PAVES THE WAY FOR 270 MILLION EURO GOING PUBLIC

A decision of Kammergericht Berlin (Higher Regional Court of Berlin) has cleared the way to enter the capital increase into the commercial register and thus laid the basis for the targeted 270 million Euro public offering.

The judges ruled in favor of Herlitz upon its petition in a release procedure (rf. 12 AktG 1/15) on February 26th 2015. BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises the company on the going public as well as on stock corporation and procedural aspects of the transaction. Background: In December 2014 Herlitz’ shareholders‘ meeting has decided on a combined in kind and cash capital increase. The majority shareholder Pelikan will contribute essential participations from eight jurisdictions into Herlitz in exchange for the issuance of more than 231 million new shares. Additionally a cash capital increase is supposed to generate up to 32 million Euro of fresh capital. The transaction strives in particular for a bundling of the essential paper, office and stationery supplies participations and the acceleration of the Herlitz group’s positive corporate development. After seven minority shareholders had challenged the resolution on the capital, Herlitz has initiated a release procedure to ensure the prompt entry into the commercial register. In the run-up to the court’s decision Herlitz has reached a settlement with four of the defendants. Kammergericht has granted the release based on Herlitz’ overriding interest against the remaining defendants. The going public is planned for the middle of the second quarter.

12.02.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM SUPPORTS HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN’S MOOT COURT TEAM

BMH BRÄUTIGAM sponsors the Humboldt Moot Association e.V. at this year’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and supports the team of the Humboldt University of Berlin with their technical preparation.

The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot has been taking place since 1992/93 und is the world biggest contest in the field of international commercial law. Since 1995/96 teams of the Humboldt University of Berlin have successfully been participating in it.

28.01.15

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT SIGNA ZUM JOINT VENTURE KARSTADT-KU’DAMM 231 MIT HGHI-GRUPPE

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat SIGNA zum Einstieg der HGHI-Gruppe des Berliner Projektentwicklers Dr. Harald G. Huth in das Immobilieninvestment „Karstadt-Ku’damm“, Kurfürstendamm 231, Berlin, beraten.

Die Immobilie wurde von SIGNA bereits im Dezember 2013 im Rahmen eines großen Portfolio-Deals (KaDeWe-Portfolio) von Highstreet erworben soll jetzt im Rahmen eines gemeinsamen Joint Venture mit der HGHI-Gruppe unter Einbeziehung div. Nachbarliegenschaften zu eine Shopping-Mall wieder- und weiterentwickelt werden. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Boris Reschucha, Alexander Nast (beide  M&A | Immobilientransaktionen) und Dr. Sylko Winkler (M&A)

25.12.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT SIGNA BEIM VERKAUF DER IMMOBILIE „OBERPOLLINGER“ IN MÜNCHEN

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat die österreichisch-deutsche SIGNA-Gruppe (Wien/München, Immobilieninvestments) bei dem Verkauf der Beteiligung des von SIGNA bereits im Jahr 2007 aufgelegten SIGNA RECAP DEVELOPMENT FUND 01 an dem Karstadt-Warenhaus „Oberpollinger“ in München beraten.

Erwerber ist die bereits an dem Investment beteiligte und zur SIGNA-Gruppe gehörende SIGNA Prime Selection AG, Innsbruck. BMH BRÄUTIGAM hatte SIGNA bereits 2011 zum Erwerb und der Entwicklung des Investments im Joint Venture mit der Düsseldorfer CENTRUM-Gruppe sowie zum späteren Auskauf der CENTRUM-Gruppe beraten. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Boris Reschucha und Alexander Nast (beide  M&A | Immobilientransaktionen)

26.11.14

THE LEGAL 500 GERMANY RECOMMENDS BMH BRÄUTIGAM AS “TOP TIER LAW FIRM” ONCE AGAIN

BMH BRÄUTIGAM is recommended as “TOP TIER LAW FIRM“ by The Legal 500 Germany 2015 once again this year. The handbook's editorial section makes notable mentions of Dr. Benedikt BRÄUTIGAM, Dr. Roland Gastell, Jan-Peter Heyer, Boris Reschucha and Johannes Wolf in the category “Regional Law Firms – Commercial Law – Berlin”.

http://www.legal500.de/c/deutschland-2015/regionale-kanzleien-wirtschaftsrecht/berlin Furthermore, Dr. Patrick Hohl is recommended in the practice area Private Equity/Venture Capital with regard to consulting start-up companies. http://www.legal500.de/c/deutschland-2015/private-equity/venture-capital

25.11.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM AMONG THE TOP BERLIN COMMERCIAL LAW FIRMS IN JUVE-RANKING 2015

The “JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2015” ranks BMH BRÄUTIGAM once again as one of the top commercial law firms in Berlin.

http://www.juve.de/handbuch/de/2015/ranking/22070 In the nationwide comparison BMH BRÄUTIGAM is listed as one of the leading law firms in the fields of “private-equity-transactions (mid-cap)”, “venture capital” and “mergers and acquisitions”. http://www.juve.de/handbuch/de/2015/ranking/24490 http://www.juve.de/handbuch/de/2015/ranking/24320 Dr. Patrick Hohl is recommended as one of the “leading names in venture capital” in Germany. http://www.juve.de/handbuch/de/2015/fuehrendenamen/24490 Furthermore, the handbook highlights Dr. Benedikt Bräutigam, Dr. Roland Gastell, Jan-Peter Heyer, Dr. Johannes Meinel und Dr. Andrea Reichert-Clauß as “often recommended” in the handbook’s profile of BMH BRÄUTIGAM.

14.10.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES LEAD INVESTOR CONCARDIS IN TEN MILLION DOLLAR SERIES-B-FINANCING ROUND OF BERLIN-BASED STARTUP ORDERBIRD

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised ConCardis, a business venture of the German banks and saving banks and leading expert in cashless payment, on its investment into the Berlin-based startup orderbird.

With an eight-figure investment ConCardis carries the lion’s share of the startup’s Series-B-financing round. orderbird is a well-established provider of an iPad-operated point of sale system who currently counts more than 2,500 customers, has more than 50 employees and estimates a total transaction volume of around half a billion euro via its orderbird internet-platform in 2014. Apart from a successful investment ConCardis expects to expand its clientele through the collaboration by implementing its cashless payment system into the range of services offered by orderbird.

15.09.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES CAPITON AG ON THE SALE OF LAHMEYER GROUP

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised its long standing client capiton AG on the sale of Lahmeyer to Tractebel Engineering S.A., a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ. As a leading international engineering consultancy, Lahmeyer group offers a broad range of planning and consultancy services and generated revenues of more than EUR 140m in 2013.

Lahmeyer group’s services relate primarily to complex infrastructure projects in the sectors Energy, Hydropower and Water Supply. Lahmeyer group is active, in particular, in Africa, South-eastern Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia. capiton AG sold the shares in Lahmeyer group to Tractebel Engineering in a bidding process. The transaction is subject to the approval by the relevant cartel authorities. BMH BRÄUTIGAM had advised capiton AG already on the acquisition of Lahmeyer group in 2007 from SAG. Since the acquisition, BMH BRÄUTIGAMhas advised Lahmeyer group on an ongoing basis in the areas of corporate and contract law as well as dispute resolution and on several acquisitions, e.g. the purchase of waste water engineering consultant Pöyry Environment GmbH (now GKW Consult GmbH).

20.08.14

BERLIN START-UP ENTSORGUNG.DE ENTERS INTO JOINT VENTURE WITH ZENTEK

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised Business Angel Marcus Seidel (Games.de, Gutscheine.de, brillen.de, Adcell.de) regarding the investment of the Cologne-based disposal management company Zentek in the Berlin internet start-up entsorgung.de.

Entsorgung.de is Germany’s leading portal for the online brokerage of waste management services like container ordering or managing scrap pickup. Both parties are expecting significant synergy effects by the coincidence of the classical and the internet based disposal management business, especially in the area of container services. Background: BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised Marcus Seidel before concerning the sale of the internet portal Gutscheine.de to RTL.

08.08.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM AGAIN NOMINATED FOR JUVE AWARD

After last year’s nomination in the category Law Firm of the Year for Medium-sized Businesses, BMH BRÄUTIGAM has been nominated for this year’s JUVE award in the category Law Firm of the Year for Private Equity & Venture Capital.

01.07.14

HANDELSBLATT: BMH BRÄUTIGAM LAWYERS RECOMMENDED FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW

The US publishing house Best Lawyers has exclusively published a list of Germany’s most recommended lawyers for the leading German newspaper Handelsblatt. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Benedikt BRÄUTIGAM, expert in litigation, and Dr. Roland Gastell, specialist for Labour & Employment, have been recommended for the thrid time in a row.

26.06.14

BERLIN START-UP CROBO COLLECTS 4.25 MILLION EURO WITH BMH BRÄUTIGAM

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised Berlin Start-up Crobo and its stakeholder Covus-Group on a growth financing by Boost & Co. (Paris/London) in an amount of 4.25 Million Euro.

Crobo, a performance marketer in online and mobile games active in more than 170 countries, plans to invest the raised funds in its expansion on the Asian and South American market, the growth of its teams in Berlin and Hamburg and in its crobo-platform-technology. Background: BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised Covus-Group and Crobo on several deals in the last couple of years.

20.06.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM WINS ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL 2014 M&A AWARD

The English corporate finance journal Acquisition International has published its 2014 M&A Awards for the best M&A teams in the areas of legal, tax and investment consultancy. BMH BRÄUTIGAM again won the award as „German Contract Law Firm of the Year“.

22.05.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM WINS 2014 CORPORATE INTL MAGAZINE GLOBAL AWARD

The English Corporate Intl Magazine awarded BMH BRÄUTIGAM with its 2014 Corporate INTL Magazine Global Award 2014 as ‘Contract Law Firm of the Year in Germany’.

08.04.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM ADVISES BERLIN START-UP CROBO ON THE ACQUISITION OF TRAFFICCAPTAIN

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised Berlin Start-up Crobo and its stakeholder Covus-Group on the acquisition of Crobo’s competitor TrafficCaptain. Crobo, a performance marketer in online and mobile games active in more than 170 countries, is strengthening its appearance on the Asian and South American market.

Through the acquisition of TrafficCaptain, Crobo – a business rival of Hitfox – takes over its smaller Hamburg based competitor and now operates its own office in Hamburg to intensify the contact to the region’s game providers. The number of employees of Crobo is growing to more than 50.

Background: BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised Covus-Group and Crobo on several deals in the last couple of years.

21.02.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM IS RANKED AGAIN TOP-EMPLOYER EASTERN GERMANY ACCORDING TO THE AZUR 100 MAGAZINE

For the third year in a row BMH BRÄUTIGAM is listed among the top five of the current “Top-Employer Eastern Germany”-Ranking.

Concerning the Associates satisfaction BMH BRÄUTIGAM is even nationwide ranked among the top ten in the azur-Insiderranking 2014.

15.02.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT SIGNA BEI AUFLÖSUNG ZWEIER JOINT VENTURE MIT CENTRUM-GRUPPE

BMH BRÄUTIGAM berät die österreichisch-deutsche SIGNA-Gruppe (Wien/München, Immobilieninvestments) zum (i) Verkauf ihrer Beteiligung an der Immobilie „Vattenfallhaus“ Spitalerstraße, Hamburg“ an den Joint Venture Partner CENTRUM; sowie (ii) Auskauf des Joint Venture Partners CENTRUM aus dem Investment „Karstadt-Sport“, Mönckebergstraße, Hamburg.

BMH BRÄUTIGAM berät die SIGNA-Gruppe laufend im Hinblick auf ihre Immobilien-investments, so u.a. auch bereits beim Einstieg in das Investment „Karstadt-Sport/Hamburg“ in 2012. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Boris Reschucha und Alexander Nast (beide  M&A | Immobilientransaktionen)

25.01.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT SIGNA BEI VERKAUF DER IMMOBILIE „KARSTADT-GÖTTINGEN“

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat die österreichisch-deutsche SIGNA-Gruppe (Wien/München, Immobilieninvestments) bei dem Verkauf eines in Göttingen belegenen Karstadt-Hauses an einen Privatinvestor beraten.

Die Immobilie wurde von SIGNA bereits im Dezember 2013 im Rahmen eines großen Portfolio-Deals von Highstreet erworben. BMH BRÄUTIGAM ist regelmäßig für die SIGNA-Gruppe tätig und wurde auch hinsichtlich des Verkaufs weiteren Karstadt-Immobilien aus Portfolio beauftragt. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Alexander Nast (M&A | Immobilientransaktionen)

07.01.14

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises capiton AG on the acquisition of Dynea Group

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised financial investor capiton AG on the acquisition of Dynea-Group. The Finnish chemical group is leading in the European market of Phenolic Resins with subsidiaries in Germany, Finland, UK, Poland, France, Romania, Austria and Ukraine.

The group is specialized in the production of formaldehyde based adhesive, which are used, for example, in the automotive and engineering industries. Dynea employs 300 FTEs and has annual sales of approximately €220 million. The acquisition needs to be cleared by antitrust authorities. BMH BRÄUTIGAM continued their successful cooperation with capiton within the investment of caption’s  € 350-mio-fund (capiton IV). For instance, BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised capiton on the set-up and development of the Schur Flexibles Buy-and-Build concept in the last years and the acquisition of POLI-TAPE.

27.12.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises VENTECH S.A. on PICANOVA GmbH participation

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the French Ventech S.A. on a participation in Picanova GmbH.

Picanova, headquartered in Cologne/Germany with offices and production facilities in Riga, Miami and Shenzhen specializes on the design and the manufacturing of a broad range of fully customized and innovative wall decor products such as canvas and aluminium prints. Picanova produces more than 30,000 products per day. Ventech, already existing since 1998, provides further equity to fuel Picanova`s international expansion. Ventech has a focus on European companies active in the digital economy. Companies financed by Ventech represent a turnover of approx. EUR 360 million per year. Ventech has mandated BMH BRÄUTIGAM the first time. With this mandate, BMH BRÄUTIGAM, which has also advised the French Omnes Capital Group (formerly Crédit Agricole)  in almost all VC investments in German companies, has strengthen its position with foreign investors focussing on young and innovative German companies. “Beside the Private Equity business on which we have been focussing ever since, we want to build up our activities in the interesting start-up market which is very important in Berlin”, Jan-Peter Heyer, the advising partner for Ventech and Omnes, says.

16.12.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM wins again Acquisition International Legal Award

The English corporate finance journal Acquisition International has published its 2013 Legal Awards for leading international law firms in different categories.

BMH BRÄUTIGAM won the award as „Corporate Litigation Law Firm of the Year - Germany“. 2013 Legal Awards

09.12.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises capiton AG on the Refinancing of nora systems GmbH

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised its long standing client capiton AG on the refinancing of its majority shareholding in nora systems GmbH by Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG).

nora systems, the world leader in rubber-based resilient floor coverings has grown continuously over the last years and with now 1.100 employees it generates a turnover of more than EUR 200 m., more than 75 % thereof outside Germany. Besides the core markets USA and Germany, growth markets in China, Russia, Middle East and Latin America have come into focus. The new shareholders of the company – capiton, ICG and the management team which has increased its shareholding in the course of the refinancing – will jointly accelerate the growth of turnover and profits of the company via additional organic growth and selected add-on acquisitions. The transaction is, inter alia, subject to the approval by the relevant cartel authorities.

18.10.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM advises the shareholders on the sale of Haupt Pharma AG to Aenova

BMH BRÄUTIGAM, jointly with Prange & Partner Rechtsanwälte Wirtschafsprüfer Steuerberater, advised the shareholders of Haupt Pharma AG on the sale of Haupt Pharma Group to Aenova Group.

The company, founded in 1937, generated in 2012 a turnover of EUR 282 mio with 2,000 employees and 9 premises, making it one of the biggest companies for pharmaceutical toll manufacturing and toll development in Europe. Due to the acquisition, Aenova Group will increase its turnover by 60 per cent to EUR 750 mio and its number of employees to over 4,000. The equity for the transaction will primarily be provided by funds managed by BC Partners. BC Partners, a leading private equity company, acquired Aenova Group in 2012 and has intensified the group´s growth since then. Otto Prange, chairman of Haupt Pharma AG’s supervisory board, will continue to hold an interest in Haupt Pharma AG as co-investor of Aenova Group. BMH BRÄUTIGAM advised Haupt Pharma in the last years on stock corporation law issues. BMH BRÄUTIGAM has also advised the buyout of the minority shareholder at the end of 2012 and works for other companies of the Prange Group, to which Haupt Pharma AG belongs.

06.08.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised Covus on the launch of Adex

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the Berlin based internet company Covus on the investment into the project “The AdExchange”, short Adex, a joint venture of Covus, the media holding company Virtual Minds and the investment company Blue Interactive from Berlin.

Adex is a new specialist in the field of Real-Time-Advertising and Programmatic Buying Solutions online. The Berlin office will be managed by the head of Blue-Interactive, Dino Bongartz. The company will have another office in London from the start.

Since the sale of browsergames to ProSiebenSat.1, the fast growing Covus Group is working with BMH BRÄUTIGAM in the areas of Venture Capital | Corporate law.

19.07.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM Advises Schur Flexibles on the Acquisition of Alfa-Beta Roto

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised Schur Flexibles Group on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Greek producer of plastic film packaging Alfa-Beta Roto S.A.

Alfa-Beta Roto (www.alfabetaroto.com), founded in 1965, manufactures with 160 employees in three sites, including the most modern facility in Europe, high quality plastic film packaging for the food and pharmaceutical industry. The acquisition is the sixth investment in the context of a Buy-and-Build concept of Schur Flexibles Group, a portfolio company of the private equity firm capiton, in the market of plastic film packaging. BMH BRÄUTIGAM was the leading legal advisor in four of them. Schur Flexibles Group has now sites in Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark and Germany for the production of high end flexible packaging solutions for premium applications in the food, tobacco and health care industry.

04.07.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM wins ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL 2013 M&A Award

The English corporate finance journal Acquisition International has published its 2013 M&A Awards for the best M&A teams in the areas of legal, tax and investment consultancy.

BMH BRÄUTIGAMwon the award as „German Contract Law Firm of the Year“ http://acquisition-intl.com/index.php/awards/2013-maa-awards.

25.06.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised Covus Pro on a crowd funding on Seedmacht

BMH BRÄUTIGAM has advised the new Covus start up Pro.de on the crowd funding round on seedmatch. Pro.de will run a new app store for Windows PCs.

BMH BRÄUTIGAM regularly advises Covus in the areas of corporate law and venture capital.

25.02.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM is ranked again Top-Employer Eastern Germany according to the azur 100 magazine

In the current ranking of employers published by “azur 100” magazine, BMH BRÄUTIGAM is once more top-five-ranked in the table of Eastern Germany’s most attractive employers for lawyers.

25.02.13

BMH BRÄUTIGAM is ranked again Top-Employer Eastern Germany according to the azur 100 magazine

In the current ranking of employers published by “azur 100” magazine, BMH BRÄUTIGAM is once more top-five-ranked in the table of Eastern Germany’s most attractive employers for lawyers.

19.12.12

BMH BRÄUTIGAM wins ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL 2012 Legal Award

The English corporate finance journal Acquisition International has published its 2012 Legal Awards for leading international law firms in different categories. BMH BRÄUTIGAM won the award as „German Venture Capital Law Firm of the Year“.

22.11.12

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & PARTNER Advises H-Bau Technik GmbH on Kunex GmbH Akquisition

The construction materials manufacturer H-Bau Technik GmbH has taken over the main assets of the insolvent Kunststoff-Extrusions- und Verarbeitungs-GmbH’s join tape and hard profiles sections.

Kunex was specialized in the extrusion of PVC. By this acquisition, H-Bau has strengthened its sealing division. Business operations will be continued at the location Chemnitz with the transferred employees. H-Bau Technik is a supplier for construction materials of major projects worldwide like the MAD Building in Oslo, the national stadium in Warsaw and Limmatfeld in Switzerland. H-Bau focuses on constructional sealing, thermal insulation and shuttering systems.

06.09.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner Advises Covus on Joint Venture with ProSiebenSat.1

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised the Berlin entrepreneur Sven Lubek and his Covus Holding on the participation of ProSiebenSat.1 in the newly established Covus Ventures.

By founding Covus Ventures, a new and in Germany unique type of incubator for new digital business models has been created which will not only benefit from Covus’ experience and expertise in this field but which, through the cooperation with the ventures arm of ProSiebenSat.1, will also have easy access to TV advertising. The business of Covus Ventures will be led by Arnd Benninghoff, Chief Digital Office of ProSiebenSat.1, and Covus-founder Sven Lubek. In the next few years, it is planned to create several strong online brands which can generate large profits through the synergy of E-Commerce and television. According to Dr. Christian Wegner, member of the management board of ProSiebenSat.1, Covus Ventures was founded in the strategically important city of Berlin, Europe’s leading place for start-ups and a hub for online technology firms. Through the founding of Covus Ventures, over 100 new jobs shall be created in Berlin. BMH Bräutigam & Partner has already advised Covus last year on its cooperation with ProSiebenSat.1 in the games sector. In this transaction, ProSiebenSat.1 had acquired the majority in Covus Games, the operator of the gaming portal browsergames.de. BMH Bräutigam & Partner has increased its activities in Berlin’s Startup Scene. By advising Sven Lubek on the sale of Covus Games to ProSiebenSat.1 and of Capital Games to Bob Mobile AG as well as advising the Berlin founder Marcus Seidel on the sale of Gutscheine.de to RTL, BMH Bräutigam & Partner has been involved in some of the most important deals of the scene in 2011.

05.09.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner Advises Omnes Capital on Tennis-Point Participation

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised Omnes Capitals, formerly Crédit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE), on a participation in Tennis-Point GmbH, Oelde.

The online dealer Tennis point.de has obtained a seven-digit capital contribution in this first financing round. Tennis point sells more than 12,000 products in the area of tennis. Since 2009 BMH Bräutigam & Partner has advised Omnes on all its VC-Investments in Germany.

17.08.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner wins Acquisition International 2012 M&A Award

The English corporate finance journal Acquisition International has published its 2012 M&A Awards for the best M&A teams in the areas of legal, tax and investment consultancy.

BMH Bräutigam & Partner won the award as „German Contract Law Firm of the Year“. http://www.acquisition-intl.com/index.php/awards/2012-maa-awards

31.07.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises APRICUM on the sale of FHF-Group to Cooper Industries

The diversified global manufacturer of electrical components and tools Cooper Industries plc with 2011 revenues of USD 5,4 billion, one of the oldest major companies of the United States has purchased the FHF-Group of companies headquartered in Mülheim/Ruhr from APRICUM CAPITAL GmbH.

The FHF-Group of companies consisting mainly of the companies Funke + Huster Fernsig GmbH and FHF Bergbautechnik GmbH & Co. KG as well as subsidiaries in the United States, Singapore and China is a worldwide leading manufacturer and distributor of hazardous and industrial telephones, signaling devices and mining communication systems. APRICUM is a privately owned industrial holding company being also the owner of the Metrawatt-Group of companies head quartered in Nurnberg. Simultaneously with the take-over of FHF-Group of companies, the purchaser Cooper was in turn taken over by the US-American industrial giant Eaton Corp in a transaction with a volume of USD 11,8 billion.

14.06.12

Handelsblatt: BMH Lawyers recommended

In corporation with the US publishing house Best Lawyers, the leading German newspaper Handelsblatt has published a list of Germany’s most recommended business lawyers.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Roland Gastell is again named for Labour & Employment. Now Dr. Benedikt Bräutigam has been recommended as one of just two litigation specialists in Berlin. http://tool.handelsblatt.com/tabelle/index.php?id=101&so=1a&pc=25&po=800

15.05.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner appoints two new partners

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has appointed two new partners in 2012. As of 1 January 2012, Johannes Wolf (Litigation) has joined the partnership as a further shareholder and Anna Auerbach, LL.M. (Sydney) (Corporate | M&A) has been made partner of our firm.

With making Johannes Wolf and Anna Auerbach partners we consequently implement our strategy of growth from our own ranks at our own pace. These partner appointments reflect the exceptional quality of our own talent and the successful development of our firm since its foundation in 2007.

25.04.12

BMH BRÄUTIGAM BERÄT SIGNA ZUM JOINT VENTURE KARSTADT SPORT HAMBURG MIT CENTRUM

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat die österreichisch-deutsche SIGNA-Gruppe (Wien/München, Immobilieninvestments) zum Erwerb einer 50%igen Beteiligung an der in der Hamburger Mönckebergstraße gelegene Einzelhandelsimmobilie „Karstadt Sport“ von dem Düsseldorfer Projektentwickler CENTRUM beraten.

Die Immobilie soll im Rahmen eines Joint Venture zwischen SIGNA und CENTRUM wieder- und weiterentwickelt werden. Mit der Transaktion bauen SIGNA und CENTRUM, die u.a. bereits das Shopping Center SEVENS, Königsallee, Düsseldorf, sowie die beiden Karstadt-Warenhäuser „Oberpollinger“ und „Karstadt Sport“, Neuhauser Straße, München, gemeinschaftlich entwickeln, ihre Kooperation weiter aus. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Boris Reschucha und Alexander Nast (beide  M&A | Immobilientransaktionen)

05.03.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises Lahmeyer group on the acquisition of Pöyry group’s international water business

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner supports Lahmeyer in the acquisition of Pöyry Environment GmbH. With its registered office in Mannheim, Pöyry Environment GmbH is a worldwide acting company in the fields of water business, seawater desalination, sewage disposal and waste management.

Approximately 70 employees gained a turnover of 12.4 million Euros in 2011. Besides Africa, Pöyry Environment is represented in South-eastern Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia. In future, the company will trade under the name Lahmeyer GKW Consult GmbH. With the acquisition of Pöyry Environment, Lahmeyer amended its worldwide competence of the construction of big water tanks and long distance water supply systems with the components of wastewater treatment and water supply. Lahmeyer International is an independent consulting engineering company with projects in 165 countries and more than 1400 employees worldwide.

01.03.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises Doughty Hanson on the sale of the Business- and Science Park Uferstadt Fürth

The British private equity firm Doughty Hanson has sold the Business- and Science Park Uferstadt Fürth to Investa Real Estate Group. BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised Doughty Hanson in the transaction.

With its 5.8 hectares and about 80,000 square meters of renting space, Uferstadt Fürth is among the biggest office areas in the region. BMH Bräutigam & Partner, at that time under the name Lovells, has already advised Doughty Hanson on the acquisition and the reorganisation and development of the business park. BMH Bräutigam & Partner continuously advises Doughty Hanson in real estate transactions, as, for example, on the sale of Maximilianhöfe in Munich in 2007.

17.02.12

BMH is ranked Top-Employer Eastern Germany according to the azur100 magazine

In the current ranking of employers published by “azur100” magazine, BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner is top-five-ranked in the table of Eastern Germany’s most attractive employers for lawyers.

14.02.12

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises Gutscheine.de in the sale to RTL interactive

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised the shareholders of Gutscheine.de HSS GmbH in the sale of their shares to the RTL subsidiary RTL interactive GmbH. After the acquisition by the media group RTL Germany, founder Marcus Seidel still remains Managing Director of the portal.

Gutscheine.de HSS GmbH operates one of the largest German coupon portals. Founded in 2009, the internet portal with headquarter in Berlin offers one of the largest selections in the German internet with several thousand online coupons, actions, as well as regional vouchers. Well-known partners are companies such as Otto, Neckermann, Adidas or Amazon. With the entry into the coupon-business, the media group RTL Germany strengthens their transaction-based business and is expanding advertising-independent businesses. According to their own statement, the media group will, through the acquisition, participate in the strong growing E-Commerce market. With the consulting leading up to the sale of a further internet start-up, BMH Bräutigam & Partner expands its network in the Berlin start-up scene, which gets meanwhile worldwide attention and is even compared with the Silicon Valley. BMH Bräutigam & Partner has now a solid client base of web developers. This includes, among others, Sven Lubek, who most recently was advised by us in the sale of the online games marketer Covus Games to ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, a subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Group, as well as in the sale of the online games publisher Capital Games to Bob Mobile AG, also a provider in the online games sector.

05.01.12

BMH advises capiton AG on the acquisition of Schur Flexible Group

Together with the flexible packaging industry expert Jakob A. Mosser and by reinvestment of the family-owned Danish packaging producer Schur International A/S capiton AG has acquired Schur Flexible Group.

Following the acquisition of the CFS Kempten business in autumn 2011 Schur Flexible is the second investment in the buy-and-build concept currently implemented by capiton and Mr. Mosser in the field of flexible packaging. BMH Bräutigam & Partner advised capiton also in that regard. Schur Flexible Group with establishments in the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark and Germany produces high-end flexible packaging solutions for premium applications in the food, tobacco and health care industry. In 2011, Schur Flexible generated sales of approximately EUR 73 mio. and employed some 350 staff.

15.11.11

HAWESKO acquires a majority stake in Wein & Vinos

The stock exchange listed wine merchant HAWESKO (annual sales EUR 380 mio) has acquired a 70 % stake in his Berlin based competitor Wein & Vinos. BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised the shareholders of Wein & Vinos in this transaction.

Wein & Vinos is specialising in Spanish wines and is the leading e-commerce wine merchant in Germany with seven shops in Berlin and Munich. Wein & Vinos had annual sales of EUR 17 mio in 2010 with a 50 % growth in each of the past three years. The two managing shareholders of Wein & Vinos will stay with a minority stake in the company and will continue to manage it.

01.11.11

SIGNA acquires Karstadt department stores “Oberpollinger” and “Sport” in Munich

Austrian-German SIGNA-Group has – together with its joint venture partner CENTRUM, Düsseldorf, (project development) - acquired the two Kartstadt department stores “Oberpollinger” and “Sport” in Munich’s Neuhauser Straße.

The seller is the holding consortium Highstreet. Together with KaDeWe/Berlin and Altsterhaus/Hamburg, the property “Oberpollinger” is one of the three premium-stores of Karstadt-Group. With the transaction SIGNA-Group is further expanding its portfolio of retail properties in prime city locations and, further to the jointly developed shopping centre “Sevens” in Düsseldorf`s Königsallee and “Vattenfallhaus” in Hamburg’s Spitalerstraße, continues its collaboration with CENTRUM. BMH Bräutigam & Partner continuously advises SIGNA-Group with regard to its real estate transactions and its investment funds for institutional investors.

25.10.11

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises capiton AG on the acquisition of a flexible packaging producer from GEA group

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner supports capiton AG in the acquisition of the flexible packaging producer CFS Kempten GmbH from GEA group. The business which will be renamed in future to CFS-Dixie Flexibles GmbH is a producer of sophisticated flexible packaging solutions for the food industry.

Based in Kempten/Allgäu, the company is serving customers in more than 50 countries. Founded in 1953, the company has lastly generated sales of approximately EUR 45 mio. and employs some 190 staff. The acquisition is the first investment of a buy-and-build-concept which capiton is currently pursuing in the consumer flexible packaging industry together with Mr. Jakob A. Mosser, an experienced industry manager. Besides capiton, Mr. Mosser and the management will hold a stake in CFS. CFS will be the platform for further acquisitions in the implementation of the buy-and-build concept.

20.09.11

Crédit Agricole Private Equity Aquires Participation in TrustYou GmbH

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised Crédit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE) on its participation in TrustYou GmbH, Munich, in which Holtzbrinck Ventures is also invested.

TrustYou is successfully active in the area of social media monitoring, in particular for hotel and restaurant chains. Immediately after the closing of this financing round, TrustYou use part of the new funds for the acquisition of its Dallas, Texas, based competitor ReviewAnalyst. With this acquisition, CAPE expands its German VC-activities which it has intensified since 2009. During this period, BMH Bräutigam & Partners has advised CAPE on all VC-investments in Germany, including the participations in the Electronic Sports League (ESL) operator Turtle Entertainment GmbH, the online eyewear retailer Netzoptiker GmbH and the online service providers plista GmbH and Trusted Shops GmbH.

18.08.11

Start of construction ILA Berlin Air Show

Start of construction for the new exhibition area of the ILA Berlin Air Show at the new airport Berlin Brandenburg. BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner is acting as notaries for the project.

09.06.11

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises Covus Holding on sale of Covus Games to ProSiebenSat1 Digital

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised Covus Holding GmbH on the sale of a 51 percent stake in the onlinegames marketer Covus Games to ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, a subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Group.

The remaining portion will transfer to the tv group in 2013. The sole shareholder, Sven Lubek, will remain managing director of Covus Games. Covus Games operates the extensive gaming protal browsergames.de. The website browsergames.de counts 1.8 million visitors a month, making it the browser-based online games portal with the furthest reach in the German speaking countries. Covus Games also runs the browsergames portal in three additional languages, currently in Poland, Great Britain and USA. With its editorial content and its experience in the areas of development and marketing of online games, the business strenghens the online gaming portfolio of ProSiebenSat.1 Digital. According to its own statement, ProSiebenSat.1 Group aims to become one of the top three providers in Europe in the online games sector – one of the fastes growing segments in the entertainment industry worldwide.

21.04.11

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises capiton AG on stake in the Poli-Tape Group

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has supported its long-term client capiton in buying a stake in the Poli-Tape Group (leading manufacturer of laminating films for individual printing, textile graphics and signs, with plants in Germany, Italy and the USA)

17.03.11

BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises shareholders of Capital Games in sale to Bob Mob

BMH BRÄUTIGAM & Partner has advised the majority shareholder and managing director of the online games publisher Capital Games on the sale of its entire shares in the company.

Capital Games devel-ops, licences and markets (online) computer games. Its online role play game „9 Empires“ and the strategy game „Impasse War“ promise success in the browser games market. Bob Mobile AG, which, markets and sells downloadable mobile products and online games, thus strengthens its games sub-sidiary Just A Game.

10.06.08

BMH BRÄUTIGAM berät SIGNA bei der Auflage des SIGNA RECAP DEVELOPMENT FUND 01

BMH BRÄUTIGAM hat die SIGNA-Gruppe (Wien/München, Immobilieninvestments) bei der Auflage des SIGNA RECAP DEVELOPMENT FUND 01 beraten.

Bei dem SIGNA RECAP DEVELOPMENT FUND 01 handelt es sich um einen vorwiegend an institutionelle Anleger gerichteten Immobilienfond, der hauptsächlich in Neu- oder Wiederentwicklungen von Einzelhandelsimmobilien in 1A-Lagen investiert. Räumlicher Anlageschwerpunkt ist Österreich. BMH BRÄUTIGAM Team: Dr. Johannes Meinel und Boris Reschucha (beide  M&A | Immobilientransaktionen)