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YPOG advises btov on structuring of second digital technologies fund

Berlin – A Team led by partner Fabian Euhus provided comprehensive legal and tax advice to Swiss-German VC investor and private investor network btov Partners (formerly BrainsToVentures) on the structuring of its second generation digital technologies fund in the role of international fund counsel. The new early-stage fund has reached final closing at $135 million. More than 70 members of the network have invested in the fund and will continue to assist with investment opportunities. This second btov digital technologies fund, like its predecessor, invests in technologies in AI, digital health, FinTech, logistics, B2B SaaS and marketplaces – across Europe and with a focus on Seed and Series A rounds. The fund has already been investing for a year – for example, investments were made in the companies Decentriq, gitti, Heartbeat Medical, LatticeFlow or Vamstar. Investors include business angels such as Logitech founder Daniel Borel, Scout 24 founder Joachim Schoss, Global Unicorn Hunter Daniel Gutenberg, and other entrepreneurs such as Holger Hengstler (Dress-for-less), Reiner Mauch (Consors), Toon Coppens (Netlog, Realo) and Tim Schiffers (ParshipMeet Group). Institutional limited partners such as the European Investment Fund also participated.

btov is a cross-border Team with partners in Switzerland and Germany who opted for a Luxembourg law structure. YPOG, as International Fund Counsel, created the overall structure of the fund and led the negotiations with investors on the legal documents.

"We are pleased that our Team was once again able to act as International Fund Counsel for a non-German structure in this mandate, as in similar fund projects before. This shows once again that our experience and market knowledge are highly appreciated across national borders," says YPOG partner Fabian Euhus.

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Advisors btov:

Dr. Fabian Euhus (Lead/Structuring), Partner
Joel El-Qalqili (Structuring), Associated Partner
Dr. Sebastian Schwarz (Tax), Associated Partner

The law firm Van Campen Liem, led by Olivier Wuidar, advised on all Luxembourg law issues, in particular Luxembourg supervisory law.

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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.