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17.03.2021 | Deal Notifications, Press releases

KPMG Law and KPMG advise Questel on acquisition of shares in innosabi

KPMG Law and KPMG advise Questel on acquisition of shares in innosabi

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (KPMG Law) and KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (KPMG) jointly advised Questel Germany Holding GmbH on the acquisition of shares in innosabi GmbH, the conclusion of a shareholder agreement with the founders of innosabi GmbH and the negotiation of the financing documentation.

innosabi GmbH innosabi is a provider of software solutions for collaborative innovation and idea management. The Munich-based company was founded in 2010 by Catharina van Delden, Jan Fischer, Hans-Peter Heid and Moritz Sebastian Wurfbaum. Innosabi employs 55 people and provides its customers with software and methodological knowledge to transform their innovation processes by enabling open collaboration with customers, employees, suppliers and other relevant stakeholders.

Questel Group is a provider of end-to-end intellectual property solutions for more than 6,000 customers and 1 million users in 30 countries. It offers a software suite for searching, analyzing and managing inventions and IP assets. With this acquisition, Questel is pursuing the expansion of its portfolio of services.

The advice provided by KPMG Law comprehensively covered the entire transaction process and the German legal part of the financing. KPMG provided the tax advice and structuring of the transaction as well as the finance due diligence.

Advisor Questel Germany Holding GmbH:

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Germany: Lars A. Meixner LL.M., Partner, Stuttgart, Maximiliane Prüm, Senior Manager, Düsseldorf, both lead, Irina Grillmeier, Senior Manager, Stuttgart, Patrick Winter, Manager, Stuttgart, all Corporate/M&A; Andreas Pruksch, Senior Manager, Stuttgart, Labor Law; Dr. Gerrit Rixen, Partner, Cologne, Dr. Hannes Schwinn, Senior Manager, Stuttgart, both Antitrust; Dr. Thomas Beyer, Senior Manager, Berlin, IP Law; Maik Ringel, Senior Manager, Data Protection Law: Associates: Moritz Graf Stenbock-Fermor, Düsseldorf, Corporate/M&A, Giorgina Cavallo, Berlin, IP Law, Sandra Zeis, Essen, Pia Neuhaus, Essen, both Data Protection Law; Miriam Bouazza, Partner, Frankfurt, Dr. Anna-Luise Achenbach, Senior Associate, Frankfurt, both Finance.

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft: Florian Geiger, Partner, Stuttgart, Marco Piltz, Senior Manager, Stuttgart, both M&A Tax; Philip Grindley, Partner, Frankfurt, Moritz Friederich, Senior Manager, Cologne, both Deal Advisory Transaction Services.

Consultant Shareholder innosabi GmbH

Flick Gocke Schaumburg: Dr. Fred Wendt, Partner, Christian Zimmermann, Associate Partner

 

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