PreOmics GmbH’s €13.5 Million Series B Financing Round

CMS advised Bruker on the deal.

PreOmics GmbH, which is headquartered in Martinsried near Munich, has raised EUR 13.5 million in a Series B round of financing from Bruker Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed US tech company in the analytical instrumentation sector.

PreOmics is a developer of innovative automation and sample preparation tools and consumables for proteomics analysis by mass spectrometry. Proteomics relates to analysis of the proteins that are active in a cell under certain conditions. Therapeutic approaches based on protein analysis are thought to offer great potential for developing new active agents, e.g. to fight cancer or infections.

In a parallel secondary transaction linked to the financing round, Bruker acquired the stakes held by several PreOmics investors, such as High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Think.Health Ventures and certain business angels. Bruker thus now holds a majority of the shares in PreOmics. Financial details of the secondary transaction were not disclosed.

The CMS team included Dr Hendrik Hirsch (Picture), Lead Partner, Frankfurt/Main; Dr Jessica Mohaupt-Schneider, Partner, Munich; Dr Tilman Weichert, Partner, Munich; Dr Berrit Roth-Mingram, Senior Associate, Frankfurt/Main; Maxine Notstain, Senior Associate, Frankfurt/Main; Maximilian Stark, Associate, Frankfurt/Main, all Corporate/M&A; Dr Thomas Hirse, Partner, Düsseldorf; Philippe Heinzke, Partner, Düsseldorf; Sven Krause, Senior Associate, Düsseldorf; Jan Nicolas Rajko, Senior Associate, Düsseldorf, all Intellectual Property; Dr Tobias Polloczek, Partner, Frankfurt/Main; Dr Theresa Kipp, Associate, Frankfurt/Main, both Labor, Employment & Pensions; Kai Neuhaus, Partner, Brussels; Moritz Pottek, Senior Associate, Brussels, both Competition & EU; Dr Roland Wiring, Partner, Hamburg; Dr Elisa Fontaine, Senior Associate, Hamburg, both Regulatory; Jörg Schrade, Partner, Munich, Tax; Dr Reemt Matthiesen, Partner, Munich, TMC; Charlotte Salathé, Senior Associate, Frankfurt/Main, Banking & Finance; Nicole Köppen, Senior Associate, Frankfurt/Main, Real Estate & Public.

Involved fees earner: Moritz Pottek – CMS DeBacker; Elisa Fontaine – CMS Hasche Sigle; Philippe Heinzke – CMS Hasche Sigle; Hendrik Hirsch – CMS Hasche Sigle; Thomas Hirse – CMS Hasche Sigle; Nicole Köppen – CMS Hasche Sigle; Sven Krause – CMS Hasche Sigle; Reemt Matthiesen – CMS Hasche Sigle; Jessica Mohaupt – CMS Hasche Sigle; Kai Neuhaus – CMS Hasche Sigle; Maxine Notstain – CMS Hasche Sigle; Tobias Polloczek – CMS Hasche Sigle; Jan Nicolas Rajko – CMS Hasche Sigle; Berrit Roth-Mingram – CMS Hasche Sigle; Charlotte Salathé – CMS Hasche Sigle; Jörg Schrade – CMS Hasche Sigle; Maximilian Stark – CMS Hasche Sigle; Tilman Weichert – CMS Hasche Sigle; Roland Wiring – CMS Hasche Sigle;

Law Firms: CMS DeBacker; CMS Hasche Sigle;

Clients: Bruker Corporation;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler