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SMP advises LikeMeat founder Timo Recker and Recker Holding on the sale of LikeMeat Press

SMP has advised the founder and former CEO of LikeMeat, Timo Recker, as well as the Recker Holding GmbH on the sale of its 49% stake in LikeMeat to The Livekindly Company, Inc. ("LIVEKINDLY Collective").

Dr. Martin Schaper October 12, 2020
SMP advises Imperial Tobacco on the sale of its EFKA plant to Mignot & De Block Press

SMP has advised the tobacco company Imperial Tobacco on the sale of its EFKA plant in Trossingen to the Dutch Mignot & De Block Group. The change of ownership enables the continuation of the plant and secures round about 80 jobs.

Dr. Tim Schlösser October 06, 2020
SMP advises ECBF on the structuring of the first European Circular Bioeconomy Fund as well as tax and regulatory issues Press

SMP has advised ECBF Management on the structuring of the first European Circular Bioeconomy Fund and tax and regulatory issues related. The European Circular Bioeconomy Fund I (ECBF I) is the first venture fund dedicated to the circular bioeconomy and thus a more sustainable economy. The ECBF I has now held its first closing with €82 million, a significant milestone considering its target volume of € 250 million.

Dr. Fabian Euhus October 02, 2020
SMP and Gunderson Dettmer advise Bitkraft on the launch of a USD 165 million fund Press

SMP advised the German-American venture capital investor Bitkraft on the launch of its first venture fund. With USD 165 million, the capital raised by the fund, which focuses on financing start-ups in the gaming and e-sports sector, significantly exceeded the total volume envisaged.

Dr. Helder Schnittker September 28, 2020
SMP advises Project A on the acquisition of Uber Freight Europe by sennder Press

SMP advised the VC investor Project A on the acquisition of Uber Freight Europe by its portfolio company sennder. The acquisition of Uber Freight Europe is expected to foster sennder's position as the leading digital freight forwarder in Europe and will support both companies in the establishment of a strong market position in the US, Canada and Europe.

Ansgar Frank Dr. Ansgar Frank September 24, 2020
SMP advises robotics company Magazino on Series B financing round and venture debt financing Press

SMP advised the Munich-based robotics company Magazino on its latest financing round. The Series B was led by Jungheinrich AG, existing investors also invested. In addition, the European Investment Bank (EIB) provided the start-up company specialized in robotic software with venture-debt financing.

Dr. Benjamin Ullrich September 24, 2020

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