News and deals https://www.osborneclarke.com/ en Mon, 24 Jun 2024 12:03:39 +0100 Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:07:19 +0100 <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-has-advised-smartlink-partners-vc-its-investment-mindgram" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke has advised Smartlink Partners VC on its investment in Mindgram</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-has-advised-smartlink-partners-vc-its-investment-mindgram Osborne Clarke has advised Smartlink Partners VC on its investment in Mindgram as part of a Series A financing round totaling EUR 2,5 million.Financing round also includes participation of other leading CEE VC funds Market One Capital (Poland), Credo Ventures (Czech) and Portfolion (Hungary).Mindgram is an online platform and application that provides comprehensive mental health and well-being care for employees, including online psychotherapy. It provided services to f.e. Orange, Pfizer, Dentsu, Carlsberg, Biedronka. Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:07:19 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-armonia-group-srl-its-acquisition-teklog-srl-and-connected-financing" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Armonia Group S.r.l. in its acquisition of Teklog S.r.l. and the connected financing</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-armonia-group-srl-its-acquisition-teklog-srl-and-connected-financing Osborne Clarke advised Armonia Group S.r.l., a company specialising in integrated warehouse logistics and food packaging for third parties, in the acquisition of 100% of Teklog S.r.l., a leading operator in integrated logistics and transport in the fashion and e-commerce sectors. &nbsp;The firm also advised Armonia in negotiating the financial documents relating to the structured loan - granted by Banco BPM S.p.A. - supporting the transaction. Fri, 21 Jun 2024 11:43:21 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-bgf-its-multi-million-pound-investment-newgen" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises BGF on its multi-million-pound investment in NewGen</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-bgf-its-multi-million-pound-investment-newgen International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised BGF on its multi-million-pound investment in global media group NewGen (previously Kairos Group) to drive new opportunities for growth and innovation.NewGen is a leading social agency for brands and creators, known for high-impact marketing campaigns targeting Gen Z and video gaming audiences. Its blue chip clients include PepsiCo, Porsche, Hasbro, and Samsung. Fri, 21 Jun 2024 09:51:03 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-highland-europe-its-investment-finbourne-technology-drive-global" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Highland Europe on its investment in FINBOURNE Technology to drive global expansion</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-highland-europe-its-investment-finbourne-technology-drive-global FINBOURNE Technology has announced that it has successfully raised £55m in its latest (series B) funding round. &nbsp;The round was led by Highland Europe, a leading London-based growth capital fund, and AVP (also known as AXA Venture Partners).&nbsp; The new round follows a Series A of £15m in 2021, demonstrating continued investor appetite for FINBOURNE’s solutions, client base and high-growth business model. Fri, 21 Jun 2024 09:13:12 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-shareholders-lykon-sale-lifesum" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises shareholders of LYKON on sale to Lifesum</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-shareholders-lykon-sale-lifesum Osborne Clarke has advised the shareholders of LYKON, provider of home biomarker tests, on the sale to the nutrition app Lifesum.&nbsp;The digital health company LYKON, founded in Berlin in 2018, aims to empower people to take their health into their own hands. To this end, the company is active in the field of personalised nutrition and personalised medicine and offers a wide range of DNA and blood tests for home use. A few drops of blood or saliva are enough to provide users with customised nutrition and action recommendations to help them achieve their health goals. Fri, 21 Jun 2024 08:47:16 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-and-medivet-jointly-win-best-client-service-innovation-2024-lawyer-awards" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke and Medivet jointly win Best Client Service Innovation at The 2024 Lawyer Awards</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-and-medivet-jointly-win-best-client-service-innovation-2024-lawyer-awards International legal practice Osborne Clarke and client Medivet, jointly took home the top prize for Best Client Service Innovation at The Lawyer Awards this week. This is the second consecutive year the legal firm has won this category, winning in a similar category at The Lawyer European Awards in 2023. Thu, 20 Jun 2024 09:26:55 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-wonderway-its-sale-bts" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Wonderway on its sale to BTS</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-wonderway-its-sale-bts Osborne Clarke has advised Wonderway GmbH, manufacturer of AI-powered sales performance SaaS products, on its acquisition by the global strategy implementation firm BTS.&nbsp; Thu, 20 Jun 2024 08:25:06 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-managers-investment-alcedo-sgr-two-companies-retelit-group" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises the managers in the investment by Alcedo SGR in two companies of the Retelit group</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-managers-investment-alcedo-sgr-two-companies-retelit-group Alcedo SGR, through the Alcedo V Fund, has acquired control of the companies P.A. ABS. S.r.l. and P.A. Expertise S.r.l. (jointly the PA Group) from the Retelit Group, one of Italy's leading TLC operators. PA ABS and PA Expertise are specialised in the implementation of application solutions and advanced system integration services in the SAP and Microsoft areas, respectively.The transaction was realised together with a pool of financial investors led by Alcedo and comprising FVS SGR, Friulia and Clessidra Capital Credit SGR. Wed, 19 Jun 2024 15:25:27 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/oc-advises-wildstone-acquisition-iconic-berlin-videowall-berlins-kurfurstendamm" hreflang="en">OC advises Wildstone on acquisition of iconic "Berlin Videowall" on Berlin's Kurfürstendamm</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/oc-advises-wildstone-acquisition-iconic-berlin-videowall-berlins-kurfurstendamm The 104 m², 3D-capable, digital advertising space is located on the historic Kurfürstendamm and is the largest video wall in the centre of Berlin.OC and Wildstone have a strong client relationship and so OC also advised the leading owner of outdoor media infrastructure in the UK and Europe on the acquisition of one of Germany's best-known OOH advertising locations. Wed, 19 Jun 2024 10:32:50 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-dtcp-its-investment-ai-start-cognigy" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises DTCP on its investment in AI start-up Cognigy</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-dtcp-its-investment-ai-start-cognigy Osborne Clarke has advised DTCP on its investment in the AI customer service start-up Cognigy as part of a Series C financing round totalling USD 100 million.&nbsp; Tue, 18 Jun 2024 15:48:41 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-shareholders-leading-communications-firm-pagefield-its-acquisition-pphc" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises the shareholders of leading communications firm Pagefield on its acquisition by PPHC</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-shareholders-leading-communications-firm-pagefield-its-acquisition-pphc International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised the shareholders of Pagefield Communications Limited ("Pagefield"), a leading strategic communications and cross-party affairs advisory firm, on its acquisition by PPHC, a US-based government relations and public affairs holding company. Thu, 13 Jun 2024 10:18:23 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-flexa-gmbh-establishment-first-virtual-power-plant-household-customers" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Flexa GmbH on the establishment of the first virtual power plant for household customers in Germany</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-flexa-gmbh-establishment-first-virtual-power-plant-household-customers Joint venture between Enpal and Entrix is to enable the construction of Europe's largest virtual power plant as a flagship project for the energy transition Wed, 12 Jun 2024 10:55:56 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-itv-investment-online-estate-agent-strike-trading-purplebricks" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises ITV on investment in online estate agent Strike (trading as Purplebricks)</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-itv-investment-online-estate-agent-strike-trading-purplebricks Osborne Clarke has advised ITV AdVentures on its investment in online estate agent Strike, trading as Purplebricks, being ITV's latest 'Media for Equity' investment. Wed, 12 Jun 2024 10:37:59 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-signs-covenant-supporting-armed-forces-community" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke signs Covenant supporting Armed Forces community</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-signs-covenant-supporting-armed-forces-community Osborne Clare is pleased to announce it has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a voluntary pledge to ensure that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.The Covenant helps to ensure the UK Armed Forces community are given the respect, support and fair treatment they deserve in all aspects of life, including education, family life and starting a new career. Fri, 07 Jun 2024 10:01:19 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-provides-spin-out-sale-service-zihipp-british-obesity-drug-and-biotech-start" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke provides Spin-out to Sale service to Zihipp, British obesity drug and biotech start-up </a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-provides-spin-out-sale-service-zihipp-british-obesity-drug-and-biotech-start International legal practice Osborne Clarke has supported obesity and diabetes biotech start-up Zihipp on its sale to Metsera Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company.Led by Corporate Partner Justin Starling, who has supported Zihipp since its 2012 spin-out from Imperial College London and through its Series A funding, the Osborne Clarke team has now advised the management team and majority shareholders on the acquisition by Metsera.Dunstan Cooke, Vice President Corporate Operations at Metsera, said: Thu, 06 Jun 2024 12:54:58 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-plenitude-acquisition-specialist-financial-advisory-service-provider" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Plenitude on acquisition of specialist financial advisory service provider Contineo</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-plenitude-acquisition-specialist-financial-advisory-service-provider International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Plenitude, a portfolio company of Growth Capital Partners (GCP), on its acquisition of financial risk solution provider Contineo.Plenitude is a leading financial crime and risk compliance firm and has acquired Contineo to enhance its specialist technical advisory and data analytics services. The acquisition marks Plenitude’s first M&amp;A activity and will drive more efficient and effective financial crime risk management solutions for its clients. Mon, 03 Jun 2024 16:36:17 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/further-development-legal-operations-osborne-clarke-establishes-central-unit-legal-project" hreflang="en">Further development of Legal Operations: Osborne Clarke establishes central unit for Legal Project Management with Dr Lisa Hamelmann from Hausfeld</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/further-development-legal-operations-osborne-clarke-establishes-central-unit-legal-project Not only legal excellence, but also efficient and effective client handling: To become even more effective, the international legal practice Osborne Clarke has brought a Head of Legal Project Management on board since 1 April. Dr Lisa Hamelmann is to set up a unit focused on this in the legal practice and is moving from Hausfeld to the newly created position. Fri, 31 May 2024 15:56:26 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-waterland-private-equity-its-investment-further-group" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Waterland Private Equity on its investment into the Further Group</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-waterland-private-equity-its-investment-further-group Following completion of the triple acquisition of DesignStudio, Analog and Pixel Artworks, Waterland Private Equity has launched the Further Group - a new end-to-end creative group, offering a comprehensive suite of services spanning branding, content and experiences.Further’s current clients include blue-chip, mid-market and government organisations diversified across tech, fashion and travel. The group will be headquartered in London, with additional offices in New York, Sydney and Dubai. Thu, 30 May 2024 09:44:12 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-index-ventures-investment-unicorn-deepl" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Index Ventures on investment in Unicorn DeepL</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-index-ventures-investment-unicorn-deepl Osborne Clarke has advised Index Ventures on its investment in the Language AI company DeepL as part of a USD 300 million financing round. The valuation of the unicorn increases to USD 2 billion. Wed, 29 May 2024 11:18:03 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-redstone-vr-ventures-investment-elon-musks-ai-start-xai" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Redstone / VR Ventures on investment in Elon Musk's AI start-up xAI</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-redstone-vr-ventures-investment-elon-musks-ai-start-xai Osborne Clarke has advised Redstone / VR Ventures on an investment in AI company xAI as part of a Series B financing round totalling USD 6 billion. In US law, Osborne Clarke worked with the law firm Lowenstein Sandler.xAI is working on building Artificial Intelligence (AI) to accelerate human scientific discovery. The company's stated mission is to advance our collective understanding of the universe. xAI is led by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX.&nbsp; Mon, 27 May 2024 13:52:32 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-dif-capital-partners-sale-uk-onshore-wind-farm-tfl-pension-fund" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises DIF Capital Partners on the sale of UK onshore wind farm to TfL Pension Fund</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-dif-capital-partners-sale-uk-onshore-wind-farm-tfl-pension-fund International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised DIF Capital Partners on the sale of a UK onshore wind farm project, through DIF Infrastructure IV ("DIF IV"), to the Transport for London ("TfL") Pension Fund.Located near Cambridge, the Wadlow wind farm project has been operational since September 2012 and was acquired by DIF IV in 2016. The wind farm has an installed capacity of 26MW and comprises 13 wind turbines. Fri, 24 May 2024 09:21:49 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-autotorino-spa-its-acquisition-mercedes-benz-headquarters-warsaw-0" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Autotorino S.p.A. in its acquisition of the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Warsaw</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-autotorino-spa-its-acquisition-mercedes-benz-headquarters-warsaw-0 Autotorino S.p.A., a prominent Italian automotive dealer, has signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Mercedes-Benz Warszawa sp. z o.o., a company of the Mercedes-Benz group incorporated under Polish law and based in Warsaw, which operates a Mercedes-Benz sales outlet in the Polish capital.This acquisition is subject to the approval of the Polish Competition Authority (UOKiK) and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2024.Autotorino S.p.A. was expertly advised by a multidisciplinary and international Osborne Clarke team. Thu, 23 May 2024 15:33:21 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-autotorino-spa-its-acquisition-mercedes-benz-headquarters-warsaw" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Autotorino S.p.A. on its acquisition of the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Warsaw</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-autotorino-spa-its-acquisition-mercedes-benz-headquarters-warsaw Autotorino S.p.A., an Italian automotive dealer present in Lombardy, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of the entire share capital in Mercedes-Benz Warszawa sp. z o.o., a company of the Mercedes-Benz Group incorporated under Polish law and based in Warsaw, which operates a Mercedes-Benz sales outlet in the Polish capital. Wed, 22 May 2024 17:39:46 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/analysis-sports-directs-failed-injunction-against-newcastles-replica-kit-supply-deal" hreflang="en">An analysis of Sports Direct’s failed injunction against Newcastle’s replica kit supply deal </a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/analysis-sports-directs-failed-injunction-against-newcastles-replica-kit-supply-deal The below article was written by Joachim Piotrowski, Simon Neill and James Lister for Law in Sport. Wed, 22 May 2024 16:49:45 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/cologne-regional-court-decides-stellantis-may-not-restrict-access-vehicle-data-stream" hreflang="en">Cologne Regional Court decides: Stellantis may not restrict access to the vehicle data stream</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/cologne-regional-court-decides-stellantis-may-not-restrict-access-vehicle-data-stream In the test case A.T.U / Carglass against Stellantis Europe S.p.A (formerly FCA Italy S.p.A), the Landgericht Köln (Regional Court, Cologne) now follows the plaintiffs represented by Osborne Clarke and prohibits Stellantis from making access to the vehicle data stream dependent on arbitrary conditions.&nbsp; Tue, 21 May 2024 09:38:50 +0100 News and deals