Orrick and creditshelf Host Business Breakfast on Alternative Financing Measures for Medium-Sized Companies

Sponsored Event | April.06.2017 | 8:30am - 11:30am (Central European Summer Time)

Orrick Düsseldorf

Alternative forms of financing such as crowdfunding, (online) direct lending, factoring, finetrading and other forms of financing are becoming increasingly important and are thus changing the financing projects of German medium-sized companies. In the future, conventional banks and savings banks will no longer be solely responsible for the financing projects of German SMEs. For this reason, new suppliers, such as innovative FinTechs, will gain in significance in the market and will function as a useful complement to the traditional bank.

How does the house bank change in times of digitization? What is behind the term "Mittelstand Financing 4.0"?

At our event we offer you the opportunity to discuss these questions and to get in touch with representatives from various financing areas.

The event will be held in German language.

For further information please contact Sven Greulich.


Practice:

  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Technology Companies Group

Dr. Sven Greulich, LL.M. (Cantuar), EMBA Partner

Düsseldorf

Sven advises technology companies on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital as well as growth investments, and provides general corporate counseling.

His clients include technology companies of all stages and their investors. Supported by a global and cross-practice team, he also counsels major corporations and scale-ups on international expansion and growth projects and has a special focus on in- and outbound German/US investments and joint ventures.

Sven is passionate about building a bridge for his clients from Germany to the US and other international technology hubs and to help them succeed in the international market. With a dual background in business and law, an entrepreneurial spirit, and experience in over 200 M&A transactions and financing rounds across many industries, Sven has a unique perspective, which inspires him to find the best strategic and commercially viable solution for his clients.

Sven volunteers with entrepreneur groups at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management and the RWTH Aachen and regularly lectures at the WHU and the RWTH incubation and innovation centers on venture capital financings, start-up growth and corporate venture capital.

Sven's work has been repeatedly awarded, inter alia

  • the leading German market publication JUVE lists him as "frequently recommended" for M&A, private equity, as well as corporate advice and - since 2019 - ranks Sven as one of Germany's top 15 attorneys for venture capital, the highest recognition for this category awarded by JUVE (2023/2024);
  • Chambers ranks him as one of the top 10 venture capital lawyers in Germany (2024);
  • Legal500 Deutschland includes Sven as "frequently recommended" for M&A (mid-sized deals) as well as private equity (mid-sized deals) and ranks him as a "leading individual" for venture capital (2024); and
  • in the 2017 edition of its Innovative Lawyers Report Europe, the Financial Times named Sven's work to connect start-ups with Germany's Mittelstand (mid-sized companies) a standout “for making bridges between Silicon Valley and Germany”.