LivePerson’s Acquisition of e-bot7

Greenberg Traurig advised LivePerson, Inc. on the deal. YPOG advised the shareholders of e-bot7.

Nasdaq-listed U.S. company LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN) announced the acquisition of Munich-based startup e-bot7. Both companies offer software solutions for customer relationship management based on artificial intelligence (conversational AI). According to LivePerson, the acquisition strengthens its presence in the European market as one of the world’s leading providers in this segment. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

By combining e-bot7’s AI technology with LivePerson’s Natural Language Understanding (NLU) software, the companies said they aim to enable their customers to deploy and train AI-powered conversations even faster in the future. With e-bot7’s existing presence in Europe, LivePerson is expanding its position in the key markets of Germany, France, the UK and Benelux.

The Greenberg Traurig team included Dr. Henrik Armah (Picture), Carsten Kociok, Holger Faust, Sarah Moyles, Naomi Feinstein, Gillian Sproul, Thomas Timmermans, Maura E. Miller, David M. Greenberg, Oliver Olah, Richard C. Kim, Peter Zingel, Dr. Max Rüther, Dr. Jannis P. Dietrich, Dr. Lucas Wüsthof, Dr. Elin Reiter, Miles Daly, Rutger Sterk, Iza van Erkel, Christine Plagmeijer and Ylana Stumer.

The YPOG team included Dr. Tim Schlösser (Lead/Transactions/M&A), Partner; Dr. Jörn Wöbke (Transactions/M&A), Partner; Dr. Malte Bergmann (Tax), Partner; Andreas Kortendick (Tax), Partner; Dr. Karen Frehmel-Kück (Transactions/M&A), Senior Associate; Ann-Kristin Lochmann (Tax), Senior Associate; Jonas Huth (Transactions/M&A), Associate; Bilal Tirsi (Transactions/M&A), Associate; Barbara Hasse (Transactions/M&A), Associate; David Wittek (Tax), Associate.

Involved fees earner: Henrik Armah – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Miles Daly – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Jannis Dietrich – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Holger Faust – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Naomi Feinstein – Greenberg Traurig LLP; David Greenberg – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Richard Kim – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Carsten Kociok – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Maura Miller – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Sarah Moyles – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Oliver Olah – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Christine Plagmeijer – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Elin Reiter – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Max Rüther – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Gillian Sproul – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Rutger Sterk – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Ylana Stumer – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Thomas Timmermans – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Iza van Erkel – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Lucas Wüsthof – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Peter Zingel – Greenberg Traurig LLP; Malte Bergmann – YPOG; Karen Frehmel-Kück – YPOG; Barbara Hasse – YPOG; Jonas Huth – YPOG; Andreas Kortendick – YPOG; Ann-Kristin Lochmann – YPOG; Tim Schlösser – YPOG; Bilal Tirsi – YPOG; David Wittek – YPOG; Jörn Wöbke – YPOG;

Law Firms: Greenberg Traurig LLP; YPOG;

Clients: e-bot7; LivePerson;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler