One Peak’s Investment In DataGuard


Allen & Overy has advised One Peak on its investment in DataGuard.

DataGuard is a privacy and compliance software company headquartered in Munich, Germany. The company was founded in November 2017 and has more than 100 employees. DataGuard’s Privacy-as-a-Service solution enables over 1,000 customers – ranging from small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to multinational enterprises – to become and remain compliant with national and international privacy regulation. Via its proprietary software platform, DataGuard audits customers’ personal data flows, creates process documentation, processes and documents data breaches, third-party audits and data subject requests and trains customers’ workforces. DataGuard operates across a broad range of industry verticals such as industrials, technology, professional services, healthcare, finance and government.

One Peak is a growth equity firm that invests in technology and tech-enabled companies in the scale-up phase. One Peak provides expansion capital, operating expertise through its Value Creation Team and access to its extensive network of exceptional entrepreneurs, with a view to help transform innovative businesses into lasting, category-defining leaders. In addition to DataGuard, One Peak’s investments include DocPlanner, Neo4j, Spryker Systems, Quentic, Coople, HighQ and Concentra Analytics.

The Allen & Overy team was led by partner Dominik Stühler (Picture – Private Equity/Corporate, Munich). Further and specialist advice was provided by partners Ulrich Baumgartner (Data Protection, Munich), Dr Jens Matthes (IP, Düsseldorf) and Dr Heike Weber (Tax, Frankfurt) as well as counsel Dr Kai Terstiege and senior associates Tobias Hoppe, Tobias Hugo (all Private Equity/Corporate, Munich) and Dr Sebastian Schulz (Employment, Frankfurt), and associates Elisabeth Pichler (Private Equity/Corporate, Munich), Anna Kräling (IP, Düsseldorf) and Christine Kammermeier (Data Protection, Munich).

Involved fees earner: Ulrich Baumgartner – Allen & Overy; Tobias Hoppe – Allen & Overy; Tobias Hugo – Allen & Overy; Christine Kammermeier – Allen & Overy; Anna Kräling – Allen & Overy; Jens Matthes – Allen & Overy; Elisabeth Pichler – Allen & Overy; Sebastian Schulz – Allen & Overy; Dominik Stühler – Allen & Overy; Kai Terstiege – Allen & Overy; Heike Weber – Allen & Overy;

Law Firms: Allen & Overy;

Clients: One Peak;