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Dr. Thilo Winkeler

Dr. Thilo Winkeler is a partner in the Berlin office and a member of the Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice group. He provides comprehensive advice in the areas of venture capital/emerging growth and mergers and acquisitions, in particular in connection with tech and digital transactions (fintech, health tech, SaaS). In addition to established startups, Thilo also accompanies international VC funds. He advises on the setting up of startups, their financing rounds, management participation, acquisitions, and sales. The majority of his transactions have an international context.

Thilo joined K&L Gates in October 2016. He has been a lawyer since 2001 and was a partner in a US law firm in Frankfurt from 2007 to 2016.

  • Nominated in Best Lawyers in GermanyTM 2023 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law in Berlin
  • Recommended in JUVE Private Equity and Venture Capital as well as in JUVE M&A as "excellent contract structuring and advice" and "top connected, super market presence," 4 September 2023
  • SPACS on the advance, Börsenzeitung, 2 April 2008, with Marc V. Kramer
  • SPACS - In Search: Are SPACS an Alternative to Private Equity Investors?, Finance, March 2008
  • What is a deadlock with a shoot-out?, Finance, April 2006
  • What is a Basket, actually?, Finance, November 2005
  • Due Diligence - Hidden - Concealed contributions in kind in share deals, Finance, March 2005
  • One step forward - News on the taxation of private equity funds, Finance, February 2005
  • On the criminal liability of issuing audit certificates with incorrect content, Nomos Verlag, 1999
Additional News & Event Pages
  • Mentioned, “Enphase Energy acquires GreenCom with Friedrich Graf von Westphalen,” JUVE, 6 October 2022
  • Mentioned, "GÖRG advises GreenCom Networks shareholders on sale to Enphase Energy," RWS Verlag, 27 September 2022
  • Mentioned, “Skadden advises client Celonis for the first time in a financing round,” JUVE, 23 September 2022
  • Mentioned, "US investors invest with Gleiss and K&L Gates at Persiono," JUVE, 15 October 2021
  • Mentioned, “Sinch acquires Messenger People with K&L Gates and KPMG,” JUVE, 8 October 2021
  • Mentioned, “Celonis raises $1 billion with Jones Day,” JUVE, 10 June 2021
  • Mentioned, “Cint buys 91 percent of Gapfish for EUR 25.5 million,“ Marktforschung, 8 June 2021
  • Mentioned, “PwC Legal advises sevDesk on Series B financing round,” PwC, 27 May 2021
  • "Raue and numerous other law firms secure air cab financing”, JUVE, 12 May 2021
  • "Mambu secures a further 110 million euros with Vogel Heerma Waitz, Weil advises lead investor”, JUVE, 13 January 2021
  • Mentioned, “Consortium acquires locomotive lessor ELL from KKR,” JUVE, 7 January 2020
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