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09.03.2023 | Deal Notifications

KPMG Law advises XPRESS Ventures on financing round

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (KPMG Law) advised XPRESS Ventures Beteiligungs GmbH on a pre-seed financing round for retail tech start-up HomeRide.

HomeRide brings together product availability from local retailers on one platform and offers customers same-day delivery across stores. This purchasing promise is to be based on technological integration with well-known retail chains and logistics partners, without the need for additional logistics capacities. In addition to Xpress, early-stage investor SchneiderGolling and business angels such as Xentral CEO and founder Benedikt Sauter, Hagebau Connect CEO Marco Werner, and start-up recruiters Melina Brandstetter and Felix Finger are among those participating in the current financing round.

XPRESS Ventures is a Berlin-based company builder specializing in building early-stage startups at the intersection of technology and logistics. In addition to pre-seed capital and digital expertise, Xpress offers access to investors and logistics, tech, and marketing services, among others. The portfolio includes startups in the last mile, online pharmacy, fulfillment and retail sectors. XPRESS, which currently has eight employees, was founded in 2020 by the family-run medium-sized company Fiege Logistik and is currently led by serial founder Matthias Friese.

KPMG Law, led by Berlin partner Stefan Kimmel, together with manager Tamara Ingrid Granzow, provided advice on the transaction structuring as well as on the drafting and negotiation of the underlying contracts.

Advisor to XPRESS Ventures Beteiligungs GmbH:

KPMGLaw Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH: Stefan Kimmel (Partner, Corporate/M&A, Lead Partner), Tamara Ingrid Granzow (Manager, Corporate/M&A, both Berlin)

About KPMG Law

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (KPMG Law) is a dynamically growing, internationally oriented, multidisciplinary legal practice. Since 2007, KPMG Law has been advising its clients regionally from 17 German offices with more than 330 lawyers and is also networked worldwide with more than 3,000 lawyers via its Global Legal Services Network. KPMG Law focuses on providing its clients with personalized and needs-oriented advice in order to find practical and implementation-oriented solutions to complex challenges. In this context, the topic of legal tech plays a decisive role, because law and technology are increasingly growing together and therefore require special attention. In addition, KPMG Law can draw on the global network of its cooperation partner KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft to optimally master the challenges of its clients with complementary multidisciplinary knowledge, both economically and technologically.

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