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25 July 20232 minute read

DLA Piper advises on acquisition of maxcluster

DLA Piper has advised on the acquisition of e-commerce hosting company maxcluster GmbH with immediate effect. This strategic cooperation marks an important milestone for the company and opens up new opportunities for future growth and success.

Based in Paderborn, Germany, maxcluster specialises in the managed hosting of e-commerce applications and online shops. It designs and operates scalable, fail-safe and high-performance Manage Web Clusters. The cooperation with will enable maxcluster to further strengthen its position in the DACH market, provide additional resources and expertise, as well as an expanded network. is a leading digital enabler for businesses and entrepreneurs across Europe. The company is made up of more than 40 brands who serve more than 2.5 million customers. The company is a one-stop partner for web hosting, domains, e-commerce, online compliance, lead generation and application solutions with the aim to shape technology and provide customers with innovative online products and services.

DLA Piper has advised on a series of acquisitions across Europe in the past. The team for this transaction was led by partner Dr Nils Krause and senior associate Dan Li (both Corporate/M&A, Hamburg) and also comprised partners Dr Burkhard Führmeyer (IP, Frankfurt), Verena Grentzenberg (Data Protection, Hamburg), Dr Florian Biesalski (Real Estate), Dr Björn Enders (Tax), Semin O (Antitrust, all Frankfurt), Dr Jan Geert Meents (IT, München), counsel Florian Jeske, Nils Grunicke (both Employment, Hamburg), Georg Haberkorn (Employment, Munich), Sonja Beier (Real Estate, Frankfurt), Dr Enno Ahlenstiel (Antitrust, Cologne), Miray Kavruk (IP, Frankfurt), senior associates David Schele (Data Protection), Rune Jelte Weltz (Corporate/M&A, both Hamburg), Dr Holger Kastler, Ekaterina Filikhina (both IT), Philipp Moser (Real Estate), Annika Heinz (Employment, all Munich), associates Carina Ludwig, Marc Grossmann (both Corporate/M&A, Hamburg), Hannah Modi (Employment, Hamburg), Lisa-Marie Mönch (Tax) and Caroline Huber (Antitrust, both Frankfurt).