Photo: Prof. Dr. Clemens Just, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery, Frankfurt (Photo © mwe)

McDermott advises Altium on the acquisition of Valispace

Photo: Prof. Dr. Clemens Just, Part­ner at McDer­mott Will & Emery, Frank­furt (Photo © mwe)
10. March 2024

Frank­furt a.M. — McDer­mott Will & Emery has advi­sed Altium LLC, a leading provi­der of design soft­ware for the elec­tro­nics indus­try, on the acqui­si­tion of all shares in Bremen-based Vali­space GmbH and its wholly-owned Portu­guese subsi­diary Galac­tic Purpose Unipes­soal LDA.

Vali­space, foun­ded in Bremen in 2016, has deve­lo­ped a brow­­ser-based engi­nee­ring SaaS plat­form that makes it easier for engi­neers to deve­lop tech­ni­cal docu­men­ta­tion for complex hard­ware products, among other things.

Head­quar­te­red in San Diego, Cali­for­nia, Altium is a multi­na­tio­nal soft­ware company foun­ded in 1985 and publicly traded in Austra­lia that provi­des elec­tro­nic design auto­ma­tion soft­ware for engi­neers who design prin­ted circuit boards.

Advi­sor Altium LLC: McDer­mott Will & Emery, Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Clemens JustFoto (Corporate/M&A, lead), Dr. Heiko Kermer (Tax), Isabelle Suzanne Müller (Coun­sel, Corporate/M&A), Marcus Fischer (Coun­sel, Tax), Dr. Deniz Tschamm­ler (Commercial/Regulatory), Dr. Claus Färber (Coun­sel, Data Protec­tion, Munich), Dr. Gudrun Germa­kow­ski (Employ­ment, Düssel­dorf), Dr. Johan­nes Honzen (Real Estate), Renate Prinz (Finan­cial Regu­la­tory, Cologne/Düsseldorf), Dr. Chris­tian Masch (IP/IT, Munich), Dr. Laura Stamm­witz (Coun­sel, Anti­trust); Asso­cia­tes: Simon Apelojg (IP, Munich), Alex­an­dra Heber­ber (Healthcare/Regulatory, Munich), Dr. Laura Stamm­witz (IP, Anti­trust). Chris­tian Masch (IP/IT, Munich), Dr. Laura Stamm­witz (Coun­sel, Anti­trust Law); Asso­cia­tes: Simon Apelojg (IP, Munich), Alex­an­dra Heberle (Healthcare/Regulatory), Lisa Schei­pers (Employ­ment Law, Düssel­dorf), Dr. Anja Bert­rand (Anti­trust Law, Cologne/Düsseldorf), Matthias M. Bosbach, Romy Lanz (both Finance, Düssel­dorf), Tina Happ (Real Estate Law)

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