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Freshfields advises Razor Group on acquisition of The Stryze Group

Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has advised Razor Group on its acquisition of The Stryze Group, while also assisting with the parallel Series C extension financing round. With the Stryze Group, Berlin-based global e-commerce aggregator Razor Group has acquired a leading e-commerce player in Germany. Razor also received additional funds from a funding round led by investment firm Upper90 to drive its long-term growth and to expand its business model to additional geographies, e-commerce verticals and marketplaces.

The Freshfields team for the transactions included Partners Lars Meyer (M&A, Frankfurt/Berlin), Michael Josenhans (Finance, Frankfurt), Principal Associates Laura Frühauf (M&A, Berlin) and Christina Banz (Finance, Frankfurt) as well as Partners Alexander Schwahn (Tax, Hamburg), Kyle Lakin (Finance, New York), Theresa Ehlen (Corporate, Düsseldorf), Frank Röhling (Competition, Berlin) and Frank Schaer (People and Reward, Frankfurt), Counsel Xiaoguang Cai (Corporate, Berlin) and Uwe Salaschek (Competition, Berlin), Principal Associates Tobias Franz (Tax, Hamburg), Marius Scherb (Corporate, Hamburg) and Hendrik Witt (IP Dispute Resolution, Düsseldorf), Associates Alexander Schramm (M&A, Berlin), Johannes Rogge-Balleer (M&A, Frankfurt), Ross Weiser (Finance, New York), Alexander Bothe (IP Dispute Resolution, Düsseldorf), Lorena Faggioli (People and Reward, Frankfurt), Maxim Neumann (Corporate, New York), Yvonne Wolski (Corporate, Düsseldorf), Anastasiia Zhebel (Finance, Vienna) and Alexander Bräuer (Finance, Frankfurt).

The inhouse legal team at Razor Group was led by General Counsel André Schneider.

Freshfields has advised Razor on previous financings and acquisitions, including earlier this year on the acquisition of Valoreo, a leading e-commerce company based in Latin America.