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Cologne, May 2024 YPOG provided Armira Growth with comprehensive legal and tax advice on the structuring and fundraising of its first growth fund with a final closing volume at the hard cap of €200 million.

The YPOG team co-led by Sebastian Schödel, Lennart Lorenz and Helder Schnittker included Andreas Bergthaller, Sylwia Luszczek, Julian Albrecht, Jens Kretzschmann, Niklas Ulrich, Antonia von Treuenfeld and Dana Ritter. In addition to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial families from Armira's unique investor base, the closing also included public investors. With its fund, Armira Growth intends to invest in particular in European companies in the growth sector with a focus on the DACH region.


Dr. Sebastian Schödel (Co-Lead) (Structuring/Corporate), Partner, Köln 
Lennart Lorenz (Co-Lead) (Regulatory), Partner, Hamburg
Dr. Helder Schnittker (Co-Lead) (Structuring/Tax), Partner, Berlin
Dr. Andreas Bergthaller (Structuring/Corporate), Senior Associate, Köln
Sylwia Luszczek (Legal Operations/Investor Onboarding), Senior Legal Project Manager, Berlin
Dr. Julian Albrecht (Structuring/Tax), Partner, Hamburg
Jens Kretzschmann (Structuring/Tax), Partner, Berlin
Dr. Niklas Ulrich (Regulatory), Associated Parter, Hamburg
Antonia von Treuenfeld (Regulatory), Senior Associate, Berlin
Dana Ritter (Structuring/Corporate), Associate, Köln 

About Armira Growth

Armira Growth is a Munich-based venture capital and private equity investor that provides capital to fast-growing European tech companies with proven business models.


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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.