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Tech M&A, venture capital and IPOs
Tech transactions are unlike other deals.
We know what it takes to secure the value of a tech acquisition, joint venture, collaboration agreement, or capital raising - whether it involves IP, talent, data or an innovative business model.
And with fierce competition for the best tech assets, we know how to execute at speed.
Our global team combines the world’s leading M&A and antitrust attorneys, cutting-edge IP and data expertise, and lawyers with decades of experience inside government agencies such as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which play an increasingly important role in tech transactions. We will quickly assess the legal and regulatory factors that could impact the long-term value of your investment or the success of your exit – giving you the confidence to act.
Our tech transactions insights
Our tech transactions experience
GXO, the largest pure-play contract logistics provider in the world and an innovator in the logistics industry, on its recommended cash and share offer for Clipper Logistics PLC.
Car retail platform Cazoo on its $7bn business combination with US SPAC AJAX I including a concurrent $800m PIPE.
Volkswagen AG on its $2.6bn co-investment with Ford in Argo AI.
PayPal on its participation in a fundraising by GoPay, the payments business of the Indonesian decacorn Gojek Group.
Freshfields represents Hewlett Packard Enterprise in acquisition of Determined AI.
CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of a stake in WebPros Group, a leading provider of web hosting automation software.
AGC Equity Partners on the formation of a joint venture with Iron Mountain Incorporated, in which AGC will own of 80 percent of the equity interest, to develop a 280,000 sq ft, or 27 megawatt, hyperscale data centre currently under development in Frankfurt.
Emerson Electric Co. on an equity investment in inmation Software GmbH, a global software platform developer.
Zymergen on its IPO on Nasdaq as a public benefit corporation valued in excess of $4bn.
Honeywell on combination of Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum Computing
Meet the team
Natasha Good Partner
Dr. Lars Meyer Global Co-Head of Tech, Media and Telecoms
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin
Edward Cole Partner
Andrea Merediz Basham Partner
Robert Ashworth Partner
Nigel Gleeson Partner
Dr. Frank Röhling Partner
Aimen Mir Partner