GÖRG advises Prolupin on a financing round involving the ProSieben subsidiaries 7Life and PESCH

02.07.2018

[Munich, ] GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwällten mbB has advised Prolupin GmbH on another financing round under the leadership of its Munich partner Dr. Bernt Paudtke.

In addition to the existing investors Munich Venture Partners Fund II GmbH & Co. KG, eCapital III Cleantech Fonds GmbH & Co. KG and Tate & Lyle Ventures II LP, 7Life GmbH and PESCH Beteiligungs- und Verwaltungs-GmbH were also involved in this transaction.

Advisors Prolupin GmbH

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Dr. Bernt Paudtke, Partner, M&A / Corporate
Dr. Christian Glauer, Associated Partner, M&A / Corporate
Ina Depprich, Associated Partner, IP/IT & Outsourcing
Tobias Reichenberger, Associate, M&A / Corporate, (all Munich)

Advisors PESCH

Pinsent Masons LLP

Tobias Rodehau, Partner
Olivia Irrgang, Associate
Dr. Johannes Maidl, Legal Director, (all M&A / Private Equity, Munich)

Advisors ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

Inhouse

About Prolupin GmbH

Prolupin GmbH was founded in 2010 as a Fraunhofer spin-off and currently employs 20 people. Since 2013, Prolupin GmbH has been producing high-quality protein from lupines using a patented process at its Grimmen site in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Under the innovative umbrella brand MADE WITH LUVE, Prolupin offers purely vegetable alternatives to dairy products. MADE WITH LUVE stands for delicious product variety and conscious enjoyment. The products are based on the unique protein of sweet lupine. This makes them a domestic alternative to soy, rice, almond and coconut products. The MADE WITH LUVE range includes a wide variety of lupine alternatives to yoghurt, desserts, cream cheese, milk and ice cream. The products are purely vegetable, without genetic engineering and lactose-free by nature.

About Munich Venture Partners

Munich Venture Partners is a Cleantech Venture Capital specialist from Munich. Munich Venture Partners focuses on venture capital for high-tech startup companies with growth-oriented and profitable products. The commitment is focused on Europe and selected international investments. Munich Ventures Partners supports founders and entrepreneurs in solving their entrepreneurial challenges and is a valuable consultant and contact in all phases of development.

About eCapital

eCAPITAL AG, based in Münster, is a capital management company for alternative investment funds (AIF) in accordance with the EuVECA regulation. The company is one of the leading venture capital investors in Germany and has been actively supporting innovative entrepreneurs in promising industries since 1999. The focus is on fast-growing companies in the software/IT, industry 4.0, cleantech and new materials segments. eCAPITAL currently manages six funds with a subscription capital of over 220 million euros.

About Tate & Lyle Ventures

Tate & Lyle Ventures is the venture capital subsidiary of Tate & Lyle, which launched its first fund in 2006 and now manages its second fund. Tate & Lyle Ventures is based in London. Tate & Lyle Ventures focuses its investments on start-ups in food technology.

About PESCH

PESCH is an investment vehicle of a German single family office with roots in the FMCG sector.

About 7Life

7Life is a subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, founded in 2015, which focuses among other things on investments in start-ups in the food sector. Investments in start-ups are accounted for using the media-for-equity model. With this investment model, the media company provides advertising space or times and in return receives shares in the start-up company.

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