Simon Vogel regularly advises private equity and other alternative asset fund managers, institutional investors and investment advisors on fund formations and fund raisings, secondary transactions, fund investments, internal governance, compliance and organization, carried interest and co-investment arrangements, spinouts, re-organizations and restructurings.
He also has extensive experience in a broad range of corporate and securities transactions and represents public and private companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a variety of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, joint ventures and restructurings.
Professional QualificationsRechtsanwalt admitted with the Rechtsanwaltskammer Munich
Advising the shareholders of FastBill, one of Germany's leading cloud accounting and invoicing software solutions, on the sale of FastBill to FreshBooks, a leading cloud accounting software provider from Canada.
Advising the shareholders of riskmethods GmbH, a leading provider of AI-powered supply chain risk management software, on the sale to Sphera.
Advising The Carlyle Group on its investment in HSO Group, a leading global Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner, serving clients across Europe, North America and Asia.
Advising Jochen Schweizer on the sale of Jochen Schweizer GmbH to ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and acquisition of a minority interest in newly formed Jochen Schweizer mydays Holding GmbH, under which Jochen Schweizer GmbH and mydays GmbH were combined.*
Advising FinLab on the launch of a 100 million dollar fund, which is a joint venture with Block.one, the developer behind the blockchain software EOS.IO and on investments such as in AUTHADA GmbH, Instaffo GmbH, ONPEX Holding GmbH, Next Big Thing AG, Moonlighting, Inc., Uplandme, Inc., New Horizon GmbH (Operator of the Gapless-App) and Sparrow.
Advising Family Trust Investor on the launch of a mid-cap focused private equity fund.
Advising an alternative investment fund of fund manager on a number of investments into global private equity, debt and infrastructure funds.
Advising a real estate fund manager on the structuring and closing of a closed-ended real estate private equity fund.*
Advising Jochen Schweizer on the acquisition of social network Spontacts GmbH, investment into ticketing platform Regiondo GmbH as well as on seed investments made in the course of the TV show “Die Höhle der Löwen” (German equivalent to “Shark Tank” in the US and “Dragons Den” in the UK), e.g. “Babo Blue”, “Lendstar”, “HipTrips”, “Spottster”, “Foreverly” and “Meine Spielzeugkiste“.*
*Denotes experience from a previous firm
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, LL.M., 2007
Higher Regional Court of Munich, Second State Examination, 2004
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, First State Examination, 2002
JUVE Handbook 2023/2024: Frequently recommended for private equity transactions (mid cap) and venture capital
Legal 500 Germany 2023: Recommended for private equity: transactions
Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2023/2024: Recommended for M&A and corporate law
2018 - today: Partner at DLA Piper
2017 - 2018: Partner at an international law firm
2014 - 2016: Counsel at an international law firm
2011 - 2013: Associate at an international law firm
2007 - 2011: Associate at an international law firm
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