Dr. Johannes Rüberg

Counsel

Düsseldorf

Johannes is passionate about advising and accompanying entrepreneurs and start-ups on their growth trajectory. This includes venture and growth financings in all stages and general corporate counseling.

His practice further focuses on advising (corporate) venture capital investors in growth investments as well as strategic and financial investors on mergers and acquisitions.

In Legal 500 Germany 2022, Johannes is described as "very supportive and a pleasure to work with" and "extremely conscientious," and his "quick response time" is highlighted. In 2021, he has been recognized by Germany’s leading business daily Handelsblatt as a "Ones to Watch" lawyer for corporate law.

Johannes is currently enrolled in the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA program.

  • Projects and transactions in which Johannes has recently provided advice:

    • Representation of U.S. VC investor Coatue as lead investor in the $30 million Series A financing round and on investing in the $100 million Series B of Choco Communications; as lead investor in the $44 million Series A and the $250 million Series B financing round as well as on investing in the $1 billion Series C of Gorillas Technologies;
    • Representation of Haniel on its Series A investments in Happybrush and Sdui;
    • Representation of GRID eSports in its Series A Financing;
    • Representation of Headline (formerly e.ventures) on participating in the €122 million Series D financing of Staffbase;
    • Representation of Energy Impact Partners on leading the $33 million Series B of instagrid as well as their investment in the Series B financing round of zolar;
    • Representation of battery analytics company ACCURE Battery Intelligence on its foundation, its Pre-Seed as well as its $8 million Series A financing;
    • Representation of healthcare service provider Kenbi on its foundation, its Series Seed as well as its €23.5 million Series A financing round;
    • Representation of 3D printing start-up DyeMansion on various investments made by, among others, VCs BtoV and UnternehmerTUM; including its 2020 Series B and its $15m financing round announced in 2022;
    • Representation of lending platform auxmoney on its €150 million growth financing round led by Centerbridge Partners;
    • Representation of SaaS scaleup Contentful on its $80 million Series E with lead investor Sapphire and the preceding Series D and Series C financing rounds;
    • Representation of U.S. VC investor Goodwater Capital on its participation as co-lead in a $60 million financing round of German e-scooter company TIER Mobility;
    • Representation of Kärcher on several corporate venture capital investments, including becoming the lead investor in Finnish Mysoda Oy;
    • Representation of augmented reality specialist RE'FLEKT on a corporate venture capital investment by, among others, Bosch Group;
    • Representation of Aesculap on its corporate venture capital investment in Neuroloop, one of the largest university spin-outs in the medtech sector in Germany ever;
    • Representation of investors and founders of leading network systems company LANCOM on its divestment to Rohde & Schwarz;
    • Representation of leading Chinese furniture producer KUKA Home on the acquisition of luxury furniture producer Rolf Benz;
    • Representation of the Austrian Aaron Hotels & Hostels Holding AG in the sale of the budget hotel and hostel group A&O Hotels and Hostels to U.S. private equity investor TPG.