Private Equity / Venture Capital

The members of the Private Equity / Venture Capital practice group are among the leading lawyers in these fields. High partner presence guarantees first-class expertise, continuity, reliability, and efficiency as well as well-coordinated processes.

Private Equity

For our clients, we structure and negotiate all forms of private equity investment: LBO/MBO transactions, minority investments and mezzanine financing. Even transactions in connection with restructuring cases are included.

Our advice covers in particular the areas of Corporate Law/M&A, taxes and financing. We cover all the common legal issues of a private equity transaction and can rely on our lawyers' special subjects expertise. Our full-service approach provides us with special expertise in all industries and fields of law.

We provide all legal services surrounding corporate acquisition: Legal and tax structuring, legal and tax due diligence, drafting and negotiation of transaction documents, assistance in signing and closing and merger control.

In addition, we draft and negotiate the documentation in connection with acquisition financing.

We also advise on all forms of management and employee participation.

After closing of the transaction, we will be pleased to advise on restructuring and add-on acquisitions as well as on "corporate housekeeping."

Finally, we also provide comprehensive advisory services during and in preparation of corporate divestment (exit), whether through a sale (trade sale) or an IPO.

Our PE Deals 2021

Venture Capital

We offer comprehensive corporate and tax advice on all aspects related to venture capital.

Our expertise particularly includes financing rounds, venture debt, secondary and exit transactions, the conclusion of convertible loan agreements, and the implementation of equity participation programs (ESOP, VSOP, hurdle shares). We combine comprehensive legal and tax advice with specific industry expertise.

Our clients include VC firms and funds, institutional and strategic investors, family offices, business angels, venture builders and studios, startups, growth companies, and founders operating in various industries.

We have advised on transactions in areas such as e-commerce, energy transition, FinTech, food, health, Internet of Things, logistics, PropTech, software, and the travel industry.

We offer innovative and customized advice for the entire investment cycle, from company formation through the various growth phases to the exit, including IPOs and other capital market transactions.

In the area of fund structuring, we also advise fund managers, initiators, and investors on all corporate, tax, and regulatory aspects related to the structuring and establishment of funds.

Thanks to our interdisciplinary advisory approach, our clients can draw on the full range of our firm's industry and professional expertise: In addition to corporate and tax advice, we offer comprehensive advice on legal issues such as IT/IP and data protection law, trademark and licensing law, intellectual property law, employment law, and distribution law.

We also regularly advise our clients on issues relating to regulatory law and capital market law.

Where applicable, we rely on our proven network of independent partner law firms in cross-border matters.

Our VC experts are particularly active at our offices in Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, and Munich and are excellently connected in the venture capital ecosystem
If you have any questions, please contact our VC experts at venture-capital(at)heuking.de.

Our VC Deals 2022

Private Equity / Venture Capital

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