Selected transactions which our expert team of Flick Gocke Schaumburg have recently closed.


Founders of hy! participate in Axel Springer’s new unit supporting companies in their digital transformation

May 2017

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised the founders of hy! GmbH in connection with the establishment of Axel Springer hy GmbH.  

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Telefónica NEXT acquires data analytics company MiNODES

May 2017

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised the shareholders in Berlin-based data analytics company MiNODES, including the company’s founders as well as financial investors Project A, Berlin Technologie Holding, Market Tech and several Business Angels, on the successful sale to Telefónica NEXT. As part of the transaction, MiNODES GmbH becomes a full subsidiary of Telefónica NEXT Germany GmbH.

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nu3 raises several millions in venture debt funding

May 2017

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised nu3 GmbH on its venture debt financing led by Davidson Technology Growth Debt Fund. The loaned capital amounts to a mid single-digit million Euro sum.

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ZenJob raises € 3M Series A financing round

March 2017

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Berlin-based startup ZenJob on its € 3 Million Series A financing round including investors such as Swiss early stage investor Redalpine, German growth investor Acton and Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups. 

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finanzen.de acquires ComfortPlan

March 2017

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised finanzen.de AG, operator of one of Europe’s leading online marketplaces for insurance and finance leads, on the acquisition of all shares in ComfortPlan GmbH. Founded in 2000, ComfortPlan has successfully established itself in the market for online insurance brokerage. By integrating the online insurance broker into the group of companies, finanzen.de is taking the next step on its growth path in Europe.

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Project A closes new €140M fund

February 2017

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Berlin-based venture capital investor Project A on the formation of its second fund generation with a total volume of €140 million, to be invested in early-stage European technology startups.

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bonify raises € 5,5M in series A financing round

February 2017


Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised bonify in its series A financing round led by London-based Fintech investor Mosaic Ventures and Palo Alto’s Ribbit Capital which invested alongside several other renowned investors such as Index Ventures, DN Capital, HW Capital und the founders of Zalando and Raisin.

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CrossLend secures new investor

February 2017

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised CrossLend in its latest financing round. The Berlin-based FinTech startup has found a further prominent investor in CME Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of Chicago-based CME group. CME Ventures invested alongside Luxembourg Future Fund, Promus Ventures and CrossLend’s long-standing investor Lakestar.

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Raisin (Weltsparen) announces € 30M series C financing round

January 2017

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Raisin in its €30 million Series C round of financing. The round was led by US-based Thrive Capital which has invested in a number of highly successful startups such as Spotify, Slack, and Oscar. Raisin’s existing investors, Palo-Alto-based Ribbit Capital and London’s Index Ventures, have invested alongside Thrive Capital.

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SIGNA Retail acquires Tennis-Point

December 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised the shareholders of Tennis-Point, including the company’s founders as well as financial investors Vorwerk Direct Selling Ventures and Omnes Capital, on the sale of a majority stake in the Tennis-Point GmbH to SIGNA Retail. The transaction remains subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.

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Horizn Studios raises new financing round

December 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised the Berlin-based luggage-startup Horizn Studios on its Series A financing round including existing investors Project A Ventures, Vorwerk Ventures and Franz Koch, as well as new investor U-Start Ventures.

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Clue raises $20M in Series B funding

November 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised the Berlin-based digital health company Clue (BioWink GmbH) on its Series B financing round led by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), along with existing investors Union Square Ventures (USV), Mosaic Ventures, Brigitte Mohn and Christophe Maire, and additional new investors, Giving Wings and Fabrice Grinda.

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Project A invests in Onlineprinters

November 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised the Berlin-based early stage investor and operational VC Project A Ventures on its investment in Onlineprinters. After private equity investor Bregal Unternehmerkapital acquired a majority interest in Onlineprinters earlier this year, Project A has now co-invested a seven-digit amount in the online printing company.

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European medical booking platform Doctena acquires Germany’s Doxter

November 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised shareholders (majority of the founders and investors) of crowd-funded startup Doxter on the successful sale to Doctena, a European medical booking platform, operating in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

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Wunder closes new financing round

November 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Hamburg-based startup Wunder on its latest financing round.

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FinTech startup Innolend raises first financing round

October 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised fintech startup Innolend on its Seed financing round led by Rocket-fund Global Founders Capital as investor.

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Ströer acquired Hamburg startup Foodist

August 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised the German media house Ströer on the acquisition of the crowd-funded startup Foodist.

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METRO invests in Shore

August 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised METRO GROUP on its investment in the leading B2B-provider Shore.

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e.ventures invests in Zinspilot's Series B

July 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised e.ventures on its Series B investment in Zinspilot, a Germany-based Fintech startup founded in 2011.

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Exporo raises €8.2M Series A

July 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised the German-based real estate crowdfunding platform Exporo on its Series A funding round with an amount of €8.2 million. Investors are e.ventures, BPO Capital, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Sunstone and Sunstone Capital.

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Project A invests in UK startup Lost My Name

June 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised the Berlin-based early-stage investor Project A on its €4 million investment in the London-based startup Lost my name. Making such an investment, Project A moved up to the circle of renowned international investors being represented by Google Ventures, Greycroft and Allen & Co.

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e.ventures closes new $150M early stage fund

May 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised e.ventures in raising a new fund with a total of $150 million. One of the numerous partners is the European Investment Fund (EIF).

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METRO invests in orderbird

May 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised METRO GROUP on its investment in the leading iPad-based POS system orderbird. Second lead investor alongside METRO is equity investor Digital+ Partners. Through this Series C financing round, orderbird has raised funds of €20 million in total, €16.5 million by the mentioned lead investors.

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Cherry Ventures closes new fund at €150M

May 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised the Berlin-based venture capital company Cherry Ventures in raising its new €150 million early stage fund Cherry Ventures II.

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Project A closes new €120M fund

April 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Project A on the formation of its second fund generation with a total volume of €120 million. One of Project A’s investors is the European Investment Fund, a leading player in European venture capital.

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Blue Yard Capital invests in deepstreamHub

April 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Blue Yard Capital on its first investment after its launch in January 2016.

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Monoqi raises €3.5M in Debt Financing

April 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised design startup Monoqi on its €3.5 million debt financing led by Berlin-based Davidson Technology Growth Debt Fund.

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Miamed raises Series A financing round

March 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Miamed on raising its first investment from Holtzbrinck Digital, the start-up’s first external investor. Holtzbrinck Ventures is well-known for its early stage investments focusing in particular digital education businesses.

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data Artisans raises €5.5M in its Series A financing round

March 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised data Artisans on its Series A financing round led by Intel Capital with participation from Tengelmann Ventures and b-to-v Partners in which an aggregate amount of €5.5 million was raised.

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US-based Mic.inc acquires Berlin startup Hyper

March 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Mic Network, a NY-based media outlet that runs mic.inc, on its acquisition of the Berlin startup Hyper.

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Project A invests in kfzteile24

March 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Berlin-based Project A Ventures on its investment in kfzteile24, a ground-breaking first co-investment between Project A and the renowned private equity house EQT.

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Project A follows up investing in PETS DELI

February 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Project A on its follow up investment in PETS DELI, a Berlin-based company for fresh and natural pet food.

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Loopline raises seven-digit Series A

February 2016

The Berlin-based startup Loopline Systems has raised its second round of financing with a seven-digit amount. Flick Gocke Schaumburg acted as counsel to Loopline.

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LegalZoom invests in Berlin startup Legalbase

February 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised US-based provider of digital legal solutions LegalZoom on its Seed investment in legaltech startup Legalbase. Other investors include Orange Growth Capital and Norselab. Legalbase has managed to closed its first financing round with a seven-digit fund.

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e.ventures and Greycroft VC invest in Blinkist

January 2016

The new e.ventures fund generation launched in 2016 made its first investment in Berlin-based startup Blinkist. The investment was co-led by New York-based Greycroft VC.

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Blue Yard Capital closes new $120M fund

January 2016

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised on the Formation of the new early-stage fund Blue Yard Capital with a volume of $120 million, after having advised the fund initiators Ciarán O’Leary and Jason Whitmire on the mutual separation from Earlybird. Blue Yard Capital is the first German VC exclusively geared to US investors.

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Paua Ventures closes its first institutional fund

December 2015

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Paua Ventures on the formation of a new fund with a total volume of $45 million.

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Ströer acquired Hamburg startup Statista

December 2015

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised the German media house Ströer on the acquisition of a majority stake in the startup Statista at a total volume of €64,5 million including a capital increase.

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bonify raises first financing round

December 2015

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has represented the Berlin-based startup bonify on its seed round including Index Ventures as investor.

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US-IT giant Cisco acquires German startup ParStream

November 2015

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised the shareholders in Germany-based ParStream on the sale of all shares in the company to US-IT giant Cisco.

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Mosaic Ventures and Union Square Ventures invest in Clue

October 2015

Flick Gocke Schaumburg advised UK-Mosaic Venture and US-Union Square Ventures on its $7 M Series A investment in the period and fertility tracking app Clue.

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Lesara closes €15M Series B round

September 2015

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has represented Lesara, a Berlin-based startup, in closing the Series B financing round successfully by raising €15 million.

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Raisin raises €20M in Series B round

August 2015

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has represented Raisin (formerly SavingGlobal), a financial marketplace that enables savers to access the best deposit rates across Europe, in its €20 million Series B financing round.

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Project A invests in Horizn Studios

July 2015

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Project A Ventures on its investment in Berlin-based luggage-startup Horizn Studios. Co-investors are Vorwerk Ventures and Franz Koch (formerly Puma).

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Project A invests in Catawiki's Series C

June 2015

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Project A Ventures on its Series C investment in Dutch startup Catawiki.

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Project A invests in Spryker Systems

June 2015

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised early-stage investor and company builder Project A Ventures on its Series A investment in software startup Spryker Systems. Other investors included are Cherry Ventures as well as several private investors.

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KIWI.KI raises €4M Series A

March 2015

Flick Gocke Schaumburg has advised Berlin-based startup KIWI.KI on its €4 million Series A financing round. The investors line-up includes Paua Ventures as lead investor and the renowned business angels Christian Oldendorff and Konstantin Sixt as co-investors as well as J.F. Müller & Sohn AG.

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