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Series‑F: Weil advises TCV on the acquisition of shares in FlixMobility

23. July 2019

Frank­furt a. M./ Munich/ Boston — Inter­na­tio­nal law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP have advi­sed Sili­con Valley-based finan­cial inves­tor TCV on the acqui­si­tion of shares in Flix­Mo­bi­lity GmbH. The Series F finan­cing round was led by TCV toge­ther with finan­cial inves­tor Permira. Exis­ting inves­tor HV Holtz­brinck Ventures was also invol­ved in the current sixth round, which repres­ents the largest capi­tal injec­tion in an invest­ment round for a German start-up to date.

Munich-based Flix­Mo­bi­lity GmbH, argu­ably the best-known unicorn among German start-ups, is the parent company of the global mobi­lity plat­forms Flix­Bus and Flix­Train. The new capi­tal will be used for global expan­sion, parti­cu­larly in the USA, South America and Asia.

The Weil team was led by Fran­k­­furt-based Corpo­rate Part­ner Dr. Chris­tian Tapp­ei­nerin this tran­sac­tion. and compri­sed the part­ners Dr. Hendrik Röhricht (Corpo­rate, Frank­furt), Tobias Geer­ling (Tax, Munich), Kevin Sulli­van (Corpo­rate, Boston) and the asso­cia­tes Konrad v. Buch­waldt, Julian Schwa­ne­beck, Sebas­tian Bren­ner, Simon Stei­ner, Sara Afschar-Hamdi (all Corpo­rate, Frank­furt), Andreas Fogel, Marcel Ander­sen, Caro­lin Ober­maier (all Corpo­rate Munich), Mareike Pfeif­fer (Labor Law, Frank­furt), Aurel Hille (Anti­trust, Frank­furt), Marcus Kaiser (IP, Frank­furt), Nico­las Bech­told (Liti­ga­tion, Frank­furt) as well as Para­le­gal Kris­tina Thiel (Labor Law, Frankfurt).

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