Berlin - SMP advised the Munich-based early-stage investor 42CAP on its investment in the Swiss e-commerce software company emporix. Lead investor 42CAP, together with hybris founder Carsten Thoma, invested in the start-up, which offers cloud-based and agile e-commerce software. Once again, 42CAP received comprehensive legal and tax advice from a team led by Frederik Gärtner and Jens Kretzschmann. SMP advised the investor on various financing rounds as well as the launch of its second venture capital fund.
"42Cap is based in Munich, but invests in tech start-ups throughout Europe. This makes the work for us as advisors in the course of these cross-border transactions particularly exciting and versatile. We are pleased that after the structuring of the second fund generation, we were once again able to assist the team with legal and tax issues on the transaction side", says Frederik Gärtner.
42CAP investors Alex Meyer and Thomas Wilke invest very early in young companies with global ambitions. With eCircle, they themselves built one of the largest European SaaS companies and sold the profi-table company to Teradata (NYSE:TDC) in 2012. The 42CAP credo, Peers among Entrepreneurs, reflects their investment approach to support data and technology-based business models, product-driven entrepreneurship and sustainable business development. This background is appreciated by founding personalities such as Nicolas Reboud (SHINE, Paris), Inigo Ijuantegui (Ontruck, Mad-rid) and Alexander Igelsböck (Adverity, Vienna).
SMP is a boutique law firm for tax and business law which is active in the core fields of Tax, Funds, Corporate, Litigation and Transactions. The attorneys and tax specialists at SMP represent a broad client base, which ranges from emerging technology companies and family-run SMEs to large corporations as well as private equity and venture capital funds. Founded in 2017, SMP has become one of the leading players for venture capital, private equity and fund structuring in Germany. The firm and its partners have been recognized nationally and internationally by JUVE, Best Lawyers, Legal 500, Focus and Chambers and Partners. Today, SMP has more than 50 experienced lawyers and tax specialists in three Offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.