23 August 20222 minute read

DLA Piper advises Aonic on investment in exmox

DLA Piper has advised the gaming platform Aonic on its investment in the Hamburg-based company exmox, a global ad-tech and marketing platform company for nearly USD100 million. Founded in 2015 by Alper Eger, exmox has created a unique ad-tech network that now reaches over 250 million users each month across 180 countries. The investment will significantly strengthen Aonic’s ad-tech platform and create substantial synergies with Aonic’s recent investment in the monetisation and marketing specialist AddApptr. DLA Piper had also advised Aonic on the acquisition of AddApptr.

Aonic is a video gaming collective consisting of development studios as well as gaming-related technology and service providers across all devices. Aonic was created to champion and support high potential, midsized studios which want to be part of a strong group in order to unlock its full potential while maintaining its independent spirit, identity and creative freedom.

The DLA Piper team was led by partner Andreas Füchsel and counsel Tatiana Marzoli. The core team also included senior associate Philipp Meyer (all Private Equity/M&A). Further involved were partners Dr Konrad Rohde (Tax), Semin O (Antitrust), Dr Emanuel Ballo (Compliance, all Frankfurt) and Pascal Kremp (Employment, Munich), counsels Dr Raimund Behnes (Tax), Miray Kavruk (IPT, both Frankfurt), Dr Enno Ahlenstiel (Antitrust) and Dr Thilo Streit (Public Law, both Cologne), senior associates Anna Lena Katharina Nowicki (Compliance, Frankfurt) and Dr Felisa Frey (Employment, Munich) as well associates Theresa Schenk (Corporate), Caroline Huber (Antitrust, both Frankfurt), David Sanchio Schele (Data Protection, Hamburg), Annika Heinz (Employment), Ekaterina Filikhina and Dr Richard Falk (both IPT, all Munich).