Hogan Lovells advised Berlin startup Charles on the deal. Taylor Wessing advised Accel and HV Capital.
Founded in 2019, Charles develops communication software for businesses that integrates sales processes into messenger apps, pioneering “conversational” shopping. Charles will use the new capital, which comes from investors Accel and HV Capital, to further scale its business and meet existing demand for its conversational commerce platform.
Hogan Lovells has advised Charles fully on all legal aspects of the financing round.
Hogan Lovells team for Charles GmbH: Thiemo Woertge (Senior Associate), Dr. Nikolas Zirngibl (Picture – Partner) (both Corporate, Munich); Dr. Marion Fischer (Counsel, Intellectual Property, Munich).
The Taylor Wessing team included Hassan Sohbi (Partner, M&A/Venture Capital, Frankfurt), David Becker (Salary Partner, M&A/Venture Capital, Frankfurt), Philipp Hoegl (Senior Associate, M&A/Venture Capital, Hamburg), Anneliese Hartlaub (Senior Associate, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Hamburg), Friederike Voht (Associate, Employment, Pensions & Mobility, Hamburg), Max Reinhardt (Associate, M&A/Venture Capital, Frankfurt), László Molnár (Associate, M&A/Venture Capital, Hamburg), Max Willen (Professional Support Lawyer, M&A/Venture Capital, Frankfurt).
Involved fees earner: Marion Fischer – Hogan Lovells; Thiemo Woertge – Hogan Lovells; Nikolas Zirngibl – Hogan Lovells; David Becker – Taylor Wessing; Anneliese Hartlaub – Taylor Wessing; Philipp Hoegl – Taylor Wessing; László Molnár – Taylor Wessing; Max Reinhardt – Taylor Wessing; Hassan Sohbi – Taylor Wessing; Friederike Voht – Taylor Wessing;