team.blue’s Acquisition of Raidboxes

Osborne Clarke advised High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and other shareholders on the deal, while DLA Piper advised team.blue.

High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and other shareholders sold HTGF portfolio company and leading WordPress hosting provider Raidboxes to team.blue, a leading digital enabler for companies and entrepreneurs.

Raidboxes GmbH was founded in 2016 and has a clear mission to offer the best WordPress and WooCommerce hosting experience for agencies and freelancers. It has developed proprietary software on top of WordPress to develop, maintain and host WordPress and WooCommerce websites with ease. Raidboxes takes care of all the technical details for keeping websites running fast, secure and stable so that its customers can focus on growing their business.

team.blue supports local entrepreneurs and small businesses, enabling them to build, grow, and scale online. As a market leader for online services, they serve over 2.5 million customers across Europe.

The Osborne Clarke team that advised HTGF was led by Benjamin Monheim (Picture – Corporate / VC) and consisted of Alexandra Nautsch and Fabian Mimberg (Corporate / VC), Konstantin Ewald, Dr. Hendrik Schöttle and Lena Pannecke (IT), Manuel Schuster (Competition) and Dr. Jens Wrede (Tax).

The DLA Piper team was jointly led by partner Dr Nils Krause and senior foreign associate Dan Li (both Corporate/M&A, Hamburg). The team also included partners Verena Grentzenberg (Data Protection, Hamburg), Semin O (Antitrust), Dr Björn Enders (Tax) and Dr Wolfram Distler (Finance, all Frankfurt), counsels Florian Jeske (Hamburg), Georg Haberkorn (both Employment, Munich), Sonja Beier (Real Estate, Frankfurt), Dr Mirjam Rüve, Cristina Helena Villafrade, Dr Moritz von Hesberg (all Corporate/M&A, Hamburg) and Miray Kavruk (IPT), senior associates Alexander Lamers (Real Estate), Anastasia Max (Tax, all Frankfurt), Hauke Tammert (Public Commercial Law, Cologne) and Patrick Reuter (Finance) as well as associates Caroline Huber (Antitrust, both Frankfurt), David Sanchio Schele (Data Protection, Hamburg), Greta Müller (Real Estate, Frankfurt), Ekaterina Filikhina (IPT, Munich) and Clemens Daniel Schlotter (Corporate/M&A, Hamburg).

Involved fees earner: Sonja Beier – DLA Piper; Wolfram Distler – DLA Piper; Björn Enders – DLA Piper; Ekaterina Filikhina – DLA Piper; Verena Grentzenberg – DLA Piper; Georg Haberkorn – DLA Piper; Caroline Huber – DLA Piper; Florian Jeske – DLA Piper; Miray Kavruk – DLA Piper; Nils Krause – DLA Piper; Alexander Lamers – DLA Piper; Dan Li – DLA Piper; Anastasia Max – DLA Piper; Semin O – DLA Piper; Patrick Reuter – DLA Piper; Mirjam Rüve – DLA Piper; David Schele – DLA Piper; Hauke Tammert – DLA Piper; Cristina Helena Villafrade – DLA Piper; Moritz von Hesberg – DLA Piper; Konstantin Ewald – Osborne Clarke; Fabian Mimberg – Osborne Clarke; Benjamin Monheim – Osborne Clarke; Alexandra Nautsch – Osborne Clarke; Lena Pannecke – Osborne Clarke; Hendrik Schöttle – Osborne Clarke; Manuel Schuster – Osborne Clarke; Jens Wrede – Osborne Clarke;

Law Firms: DLA Piper; Osborne Clarke;

Clients: High-Tech Gründerfonds; Team.blue;

Giulia Di Palma

Author: Giulia Di Palma