Brandl Talos has advised the Sportradar Group on its acquisition of UK-based personalized messaging platform operator Fresh Eight. Sheridans reportedly also advised Sportradar and Shoosmiths reportedly advised the seller.
Schoenherr has advised joint lead managers DekaBank, DZ Bank, Erste Group, Raiffeisen Bank International, and UniCredit on the successful issue of covered notes by Raiffeisenlandesbank Vorarlberg Waren-und Revisionsverband registrierte Genossenschaft mit beschrankter Haftung. Wolf Theiss advised Raiffeisenlandesbank Vorarlberg on the issue.
Cerha Hempel has advised payment and transaction services provider Worldline and its Luxembourg-based subsidiary, Six Payment Services, on the contribution of its merchant services business in Austria to PayOne, a joint venture of the Ingenico Group and Deutscher Sparkassen. Linklaters reportedly advised Worldline in Germany and Luxembourg and Hogan Lovells reportedly advised Deutsche Sparkassen and PayOne.
After many years of liberalization and globalization, recent years have shown a reversal of the European Union’s approach concerning foreign direct investment from third countries. As in much of the world, the EU has taken a more restrictive view than in the past, and this view is reflected on the legislative level with the FDI Screening Regulation.
Schoenherr has advised Linz-based start-up Storyblok on its EUR 7 million Series A financing round. Mubadala Capital, the state investment company of the United Arab Emirates, participated in the current financing round, as did existing investors 3VC and Firstminute Capital, Binder Groesswang advised Mubadala Capital on the deal.
BPV Huegel has advised the Irish Zeus Packaging Group on the acquisition of Austrian-based food packaging company Petruzalek from Italian investment holding company Italmobiliare. Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners and Pelzmann Gall Gross — the Austrian office of EY Law — advised the sellers on the transaction, which remains subject to regulatory approval.