Osborne Clarke has again advised Warburg Pincus and Hollyport Capital on a EUR 20m financing round of McMakler. Osborne Clarke also advised the two investors in the 2022 financing round of EUR 50m.
The lead investor, alongside Warburg Pincus, is once again one of the leading global tech investors Baillie Gifford, alongside other existing investors and McMakler's founder and CEO Felix Jahn. McMakler will use the investment primarily to digitise and automate its operational processes to offer its customers even more transparency and security when selling and buying real estate.
McMakler is a hybrid real estate service provider active in Germany, Austria and France. Since its founding in 2015, McMakler, which now has over 400 full-time real estate agents and 300 employees at its Berlin headquarters, has received more than EUR 170 million in growth capital from investors.
Warburg Pincus, LLC, is a US private equity firm based in New York City that manages more than USD 95 billion of private equity and was also the lead investor in McMakler's previous financing rounds in December 2020 and January 2022, on which Osborne Clarke advised.
Hollyport Capital is a specialist secondaries investor based in London and New York with USD 5 billion in assets under management. Founded in 2006 and currently investing its eighth fund, the firm focuses on the acquisition of legacy private equity assets in the secondary market.
Warburg Pincus was advised by Robin Eyben (lead) together with Joanna Chudzinski (both Corporate / Venture Capital, Berlin). Hollyport Capital was advised by Maximilian Vocke (lead) in a team with Dana Alpar (both Corporate / Venture Capital, Berlin).