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Berlin – Members of the YPOG team advised KKA Management GmbH (KKA) on the structuring of its second fund and at the same time advised this fund on the acquisition of Xantaro Holding GmbH and its subsidiaries, Xantaro Deutschland GmbH and Xantaro UK Ltd. (together Xantaro Group) at SMP.

The previous owners of the Xantaro Group will remain involved via continuing interest and will continue to support the management in an advisory capacity. KKA was advised by a team led by Jörn Wöbke, Stephan Bank and Malte Bergmann. The scope of advice in this transaction included corporate and tax advice on the acquisition as well as on the future group structure, including corporate and tax structuring with regard to the sellers' continuing interest. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price and further details of the transaction.

Having already been comprehensively advised by the team in connection with the structuring of its first fund, KKA again relied on their expertise for the structuring of this second fund.


Dr. Jörn Wöbke (Lead/M&A/Corporate), Partner
Dr. Malte Bergmann (Tax), Partner
Dr. Moritz Diekgräf (Co-Lead/M&A/Corporate), Associate
Ann-Kristin Lochmann (Tax), Senior Associate
Christiane Schnitzler (M&A/Corporate), Associate

Fund Structuring
Dr. Stephan Bank (Lead/Fund Structuring/Corporate), Partner
Dr. Helder Schnittker (Fund Structuring/Tax), Partner
Lennart Lorenz (Regulatory), Partner
Matthias Enge (Corporate), Associated Partner
Dr. Sebastian Schwarz (Tax), Associated Partner
Dr. Niklas Ulrich (Regulatory), Associate
Dr. Florian Wilbrink (Corporate), Associate

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YPOG is a law firm specialized in tax and business law, active in the core fields of Funds, Tax, Banking + Finance, and Transactions. The team at YPOG represents a broad client base, which ranges from emerging technology companies and family-run SMEs to large corporations, as well as private equity, and venture capital funds. YPOG is one of the leading advisors for venture capital, private equity, and fund structuring in Germany. The firm and its partners have been recognized nationally and internationally by JUVE, Best Lawyers, Legal 500, Focus, Chambers and Partners as well as Leaders League. Today, YPOG has more than 120 experienced lawyers and tax specialists and a notary, in three offices, located in Berlin, Hamburg, and Cologne.