May 21, 2021 News | Press

SMP advises Project A on Series C investment in Trade Republic

Berlin – SMP advised early-stage investor and operating VC Project A on its Series C investment in FinTech Trade Republic. The funding round for Europe's leading mobile broker has a total size of $900 million and was led by Sequoia. In addition to Sequoia and Project A, TCV and Thrive Capital also participated, as well as other existing investors Accel, Founders Fund and Creandum.

By its own account, Trade Republic is valued at more than five billion dollars after this further round of financing. The Berlin-based company of Christian Hecker, Thomas Pischke and Marco Cancellieri thus advances to become the most valuable startup in Germany and is also among the top 10 in all of Europe. Just over a year after its Series B financing round, Trade Republic thus also achieves one of the largest venture investments of a FinTech worldwide. With the new capital, the company intends to drive its expansion in Europe, the expansion of its product portfolio and the acquisition of the best talent. Only recently, Trade Republic had already strengthened its team for this purpose with additional top managers who bring experience from well-known tech companies such as Netflix, Facebook or Klarna.

At the same time, SMP is also pleased about the cooperation with Trade Republic itself, which has already grown over a long period of time. The law firm's specialists regularly advise Trade Republic on specific corporate and regulatory issues.

Advisors Project A:
Dr. Fabian Euhus (Funds), Partner
Dr. Benjamin Ullrich (Corporate), Partner
Dr. Saskia Kleinpeter (Funds), Associate

Advisors Trade Republic:
Dr. Frederik Gärtner (Corporate/FinTech), Associated Partner
Dr. Matthias Schatz (Corporate), Partner
Lennart Lorenz (Regulatory), Partner

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Holm Krause
Senior Corporate Communications Manager, Berlin Office