DEKRA’s Investment In Spearhead AG

DEKRA's Investment In Spearhead AG

CMS advised Spearhead AG on the deal. Homburger acted as legal counsel to DEKRA SE.

In the course of a financing round of Spearhead AG, international expert organization DEKRA has invested in the company.

Spearhead serves insurance companies, vehicle fleets, and fleet operators with systems for 100% digital processing of vehicle damages. Spearhead’s business model focuses on digital processes for claims settlement, from the damage report to final claim regulation. A critical component is a telematics solution, which 100% automatically creates a first notification of loss by Spearhead after an accident and makes it available to customers.

DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for almost 100 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world’s leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s operating business. In 2020, DEKRA generated turnover totalling almost EUR 3.2 billion. The company currently employs around 44,000 people in approximately 60 countries on all continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company’s 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe, secure, and sustainable world. With a platinum rating from EcoVadis, DEKRA is now in the top one percent of sustainable businesses ranked.

The CMS team included Dr Daniel Jenny (Picture), Partner, Corporate / M&A, Florian Jung, Associate, Corporate / M&A, Andrea Relly, Associate, Corporate / M&A, Christian Gersbach, Partner, Employment, Sarah Keller, Associate, Employment, Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser, Counsel, IP and Mark Cagienard, Partner, Tax.

The Homburger team was led by Partner Gregor Bühler (IP/IT) and also included lead associate Guy Deillon (Corporate/M&A), associates Romain Fakhoury (Corporate/M&A), Philippe Baumann (IP/ IT), Gabriel Kasper (IP/IT), Ivan Marijanovic (Employment and Executive Compensation) and Allegra Arnold (Competition).

Involved fees earner: Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Mark Cagienard – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Christian Gersbach – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Daniel Jenny – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Florian Jung – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Sarah Keller – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Andrea Relly – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Allegra Arnold – Homburger; Philippe Baumann – Homburger; Gregor Bühler – Homburger; Guy Deillon – Homburger; Romain Fakhoury – Homburger; Gabriel Kasper – Homburger; Ivan Marijanovic – Homburger;

Law Firms: CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Homburger;

Clients: Dekra; Spearhead AG;