LPA’s Acquisition of Acarda Group

Fried Frank acted as counsel to LPA Holding Germany GmbH in the transaction. Watson Farley & Williams advised Mr Gerhard Jovy and Mr Ali Karaca, managing directors and owners of the Acarda Group.

LPA Holding Germany GmbH, the German portfolio company of Motive Partners, executed the acquisition of the Acarda Group.

The Acarda Group is the German and Luxembourg-based market leading RegTech software developer that enables fund managers, insurance companies and service providers to meet a wide range of regulatory reporting requirements across multiple jurisdictions. The addition of Acarda will enable the LPA Group to increase its expertise and technical know-how in the field of automation and to enter the attractive digitalization and transformation business in asset management. The acquisition of Acarda also signifies a further step for the LPA Group looking toward becoming the global CapTech market leader.

Motive Partners is a next-generation investment firm focused on technology-enabled companies that power the financial services industry.

The Fried Frank team advising LPA was led by corporate partner Christian Kleeberg (Picture) and included antitrust and competition partner Tobias Caspary, German tax partner Katrin Gänsler, corporate special counsel Peter Breschendorf and Thorsten H. Stuecklin, finance special counsel Andreas Kopp, corporate senior associates Anjela Keiluweit and Jan Petersen, and antitrust and competition associate Vanessa N. Chikaka.

The WFW Frankfurt Corporate team advising the sellers of Acarda was led by Partner and Office Head Dr. Torsten Rosenboom, supported by Partner Dr. Andreas Wiegreffe, Senior Associates Matthias Murr and Nora Fleischhauer Associate Matthias Strecker and Transaction Lawyers Janine Henger and Ornella Galom.

Involved fees earner: Peter Breschendorf – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Tobias Caspary – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Vanessa Chikaka – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Katrin Gänsler – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Anjela Keiluweit – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Christian Kleeberg – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Andreas Kopp – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Jan Thomas Petersen – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Thorsten Stuecklin – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Nora Fleischhauer – Watson Farley & Williams; Ornella Galom – Watson Farley & Williams; Janine Henger – Watson Farley & Williams; Matthias Murr – Watson Farley & Williams; Torsten Rosenboom – Watson Farley & Williams; Matthias Strecker – Watson Farley & Williams; Andreas Wiegreffe – Watson Farley & Williams;

Law Firms: Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Watson Farley & Williams;

Clients: Ali Karaca; Gerhard Jovy; LPA Holding Germany GmbH;