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YPOG advises Dawn Capital on the exit of LeanIX to SAP

Berlin, September 2023 YPOG advised Dawn Capital on the sale of all shares in LeanIX to Walldorf-based software group SAP. The other sellers include investors such as Insight Partners, DTCP, Capnamic Ventures, Iris Capital and Goldman Sachs. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2023, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

LeanIX was founded in Bonn in 2012 by Jörg Beyer and André Christ. The start-up is a global leader in enterprise architecture management (EAM) and offers a cloud platform that enables customers to gain transparency over their IT systems, which is also a precondition for modernising their own information technology.

With the proposed acquisition, SAP aims to expand its product portfolio and help customers more easily manage changes in the business environment and permanently improve business processes through LeanIX's Saas offering. In addition, LeanIX recently launched an AI assistant that helps companies leverage the potential of generative AI for managing IT landscapes.

YPOG has already advised Dawn Capital on previous investments. The team around Benjamin Ullrich supported Dawn Capital amongst others on its investments in BRYTER and


Dr. Benjamin Ullrich (Lead, Transactions), Partner, Berlin
Tobias Lovett (Transactions), Senior Associate, Berlin
Farina Weber (Transactions), Associate, Berlin

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About Dawn Capital

Dawn Capital is Europe's largest specialized B2B software investor. The firm partners with innovative companies that can become category-defining global titans through exceptional teams, products and business models. Dawn is an early-stage investor, supporting Series A and B companies and funding the best-performing companies through growth rounds to exit. In B2B software, Dawn focuses on four areas: Data and Analytics, Security, Fintech, and the Future of Work. Previous investments have included the likes of Mimecast and iZettle, and current investments include some of Europe's leading software companies such as Collibra, Showpad, Dataiku, Templafy, Quantexa, Garrison and Tink.


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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.