P+P advises Maxburg on investment in STARFACE
Karlsruhe/ Munich — Maxburg Beteiligungen III (“Maxburg”), an investment company advised by Maxburg Capital Partners, has acquired an interest in STARFACE GmbH (“STARFACE”). P+P Pöllath + Partners provided comprehensive tax advice to Maxburg in connection with the transaction.
STARFACE is a technology company based in Karlsruhe, Germany. The focus of the product portfolio is on the Linux-based telephone systems, which are optionally available as a cloud service, hardware appliance and virtual VM edition. STARFACE software solutions combine telephony with services such as e‑mail, file transfer, chat, video communication and presence management in a user-friendly unified communications environment.
Maxburg is an investment company focused on the German-speaking region that invests in privately held as well as listed companies. The Maxburg investment companies have capital commitments totaling around EUR 600 million at their disposal. STARFACE is the twelfth investment of Maxburg Beteiligungsgesellschaften and the fifth software or technology investment besides Tenado, Paterva, Securepoint and KGS.
About Maxburg Capital Partners
Maxburg Capital Partners is an investment management company focused on the German-speaking region. Founded by three partners with many years of experience as entrepreneurs and investors in public and private equity, Maxburg focuses on long-term corporate investments with the aim of achieving lasting and sustainable value growth.
Based on several funds and a total fund volume of € 600 million, Maxburg has an exceptionally flexible investment mandate: we actively invest across the entire range of capital structures — from equity to near-equity financing options such as mezzanine and mezzanine-like forms of investment. We hold both majority and minority interests in companies. In addition, Maxburg has the option of taking an active shareholder role in listed companies. Our financings range from €10 million to €100 million per transaction.
Our most important goal is always the successful development of resilient, entrepreneurial value development potential on the part of the portfolio company. Our ambition is to achieve sustainable and positive long-term returns over and above short-term market trends.
P+P Pöllath + Partners provided comprehensive tax advice toMaxburg with the following Munich team:
Dr. Michael Best, Photo (Partner, Lead, Tax Law), Gerald Herrmann (Counsel, Tax Law), Tobias Deschenhalm (Associate, Tax Law)