Shopware’s $100 Million Growth Capital Round

SKYE PARTNERS, Pusch Wahlig, DMZ Legal and BCA-Law advised Carlyle Europe Technology Partners on the deal. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised PayPal. Bird & Bird advised Shopware.

Shopware AG , a leading digital commerce software solutions provider in the DACH region, has raised USD 100 million in growth capital from global investment firm, Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG), and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), the global payments and commerce platform.

Shopware is a leading digital commerce system and used by some of the largest brands, retailers and manufacturers across B2C, D2C and B2B industries, including Philips, Jägermeister and Aston Martin. Shopware’s open commerce platform gives customers the freedom to quickly and easily realise their growth potential – with greater flexibility to deal with complex challenges. Today, merchants all around the world rely on Shopware solutions – from start-ups to enterprises – generating a Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) of close to USD 20 billion in 2021. From its headquarters in Schöppingen, Germany, Shopware employs 350 people and relies on a global network of 1,200 sales, technology and solution partners. A community with hundreds of thousands of members gives customers access to over 4,000 extensions and certified professional support. Through continuously high investments in research and development, Shopware is a leading driver of innovation in digital commerce.

The SKYE PARTNERS team was led by Holger Scheer (Picture) and Julia Rosigkeit and also included Sandra Brieske, Lisa Schulte and Lukas Schobert (all Private Equity/Venture Capital), Britta Alscher, Eckbert Müller and Dr. Luca Rawe (Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law, Berlin – Employment Law), Bettina Carr-Allinson (BCA-Law, Frankfurt am Main – IP/IT Law), Dr. Jochen Deister, Georg Meyer-Spasche (DMZ Legal, Frankfurt am Main – IT and Data Protection Law), Dr. Frank Bayer (FRB-Tax, Munich – Tax).

The Skadden team included Dr. Matthias Horbach and Johannes Goossens (both Corporate/Private Equity).

The following Bird & Bird lawyers were involved in advising Shopware: Partner Dr. Kai Kerger (lead), associates Johanna Schindler and Tamara Böhmert (all Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt), partner Dr. Niels Lutzhöft, LL.M. and associate Dr. Simon Hembt (both Commercial/Regulatory, Frankfurt), partner Dr. Barbara Geck and associate Carina Seum (all Employment, Frankfurt), partner Dr. Michael Jünemann and associate Julia Fröhder (both Finance & Financial Regulation, Frankfurt).

Involved fees earner: Bettina Carr-Allinson – BCA Law Attorneys-at-Law; Tamara Böhmert – Bird & Bird; Julia Fröhder – Bird & Bird; Barbara Geck – Bird & Bird; Simon Hembt – Bird & Bird; Michael Jünemann – Bird & Bird; Kai Kerger – Bird & Bird; Niels Lutzhöft – Bird & Bird; Johanna Schindler – Bird & Bird; Carina Seum – Bird & Bird; Jochen Deister – DMZ Legal; Britta Alscher – Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law; Eckbert Müller – Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law; Luca Rawe – Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law; Johannes Goossens – Skadden; Matthias Horbach – Skadden; Sandra Brieske – Skye Partners; Julia Rosigkeit – Skye Partners; Holger Scheer – Skye Partners; Lisa Schulte – Skye Partners;

Law Firms: BCA Law Attorneys-at-Law; Bird & Bird; DMZ Legal; Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law; Skadden; Skye Partners;

Clients: Carlyle Group; PayPal; Shopware;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler