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published JANUARY 13, 2011
CMS Hasche Sigle advises Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group on cross-border venture capital transaction

The Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group has welcomed US private equity investor HarbourVest Partners LLC as a co-investor in its venture capital arm.
Holtzbrinck Digital, the Holtzbrinck Group's venture capital company, has launched the HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Fund IV L.P. jointly with HarbourVest. This EUR 177 million fund also involves subsidiaries Holtzbrinck Ventures and Holtzbrinck Ventures New Media. Holtzbrinck is contributing a portfolio of stakes in Internet companies to the fund, including Zalando, Groupon and Brands4Friends. The existing Holtzbrinck Ventures team will be responsible for the new fund and itself holds a stake in it.
A team from CMS Hasche Sigle led by M&A experts Dr Thomas Meyding and Dr Maximilian Grub advised the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group on all aspects of this cross-border transaction. Christopher Southorn from CMS Cameron McKenna advised on UK investment fund law in particular.

Advisers CMS Hasche Sigle:
Dr Thomas Meyding, M&A (Lead Partner)
Dr Maximilian Grub, M&A (Lead Partner)
Dr Antje Becker-Boley, M&A
Dr Ulrich Thiem, M&A
Birgit Weber, M&A
Dr Florian Hofer, M&A
Anne Meckbach, M&A
Dr Tobias Grau, M&A

Advisers CMS Cameron McKenna (London):
Christopher Southorn, M&A / Funds

Inhouse at Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group:
Dr Anka Reich
Dr Sabine Knauer
Marko Ferdinand

Inhouse at Holtzbrinck Ventures:
Andreas Wisser






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