P+P advises Maxburg on investment in STARFACE

Cate­gory: Private Equity
25. June 2019

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)

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