Dr. Thomas Schmid



Thomas heads Orrick's German M&A and private equity team and advises on M&A, private equity and venture capital investments.

Thomas represents clients in national and cross-border transactions, in particular local and international corporates, private equity/venture funds and high growth companies.

He has advised transactions in all sectors and has particular experience in the tech and life science/healthcare area.

His practice also covers capital markets, restructuring and general corporate/commercial matters.

Thomas is consistently recognized as leading lawyer in his practice in Germany.

Prior to joining Orrick, he was, inter alia, a partner in the Munich office of another international law firm and inhouse counsel at a DAX company.

  • Advising Monitor Clipper Partners on the sale of 100% of its shares in Reverse Logistics GmbH

    Advising HPE Growth on its investment into the EUR 15.2 million Series D3 round for eGym GmbH including a German Corona Matching Facility from KfW Capital

    Advising Moovel Group GmbH, a joint venture of BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG on the divesture of its B2B/B2G business to Mobimeo GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG and its related investment in Mobimeo GmbH

    Advising SHS on the sale of 100% of the shares in puracon GmbH to Klingel

    Advising Ronny Boldt, Raphael Ragucci & Massimo Ibrahim on their sale of 51% in Ragucci & Boldt Holding GmbH and Ibrahim & Boldt Holding GmbH to Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH

    Advising GENUI on its investment in Mindcurv

    Advising EQT portfolio company UDG United Digital Group on its sale to Equistone-backed PIA

    Advising Xometry, the largest marketplace for On-Demand manufacturing, on the acquisition of Munich-based Shift

    Advising Maxim Integrated on its acquisition of Trinamic

    Advising Goldman Sachs International on its €25,000,000 Series D funding round extension investment through Goldman Sachs PSI Global Holdings LLC in Raisin GmbH

    Advising DRACOON on a Series B financing round

    Advising EQT portfolio company UDG United Digital Group on the sale of the performance part of the agency to Omnicom Media Group Germany

    Advising Swedish private equity firm EQT on the sale of its shares in Germany’s BackWerk Group to Switzerland’s Valora Group

    Advising Vitruvian as lead investor in the $65 Million Series D financing of Smava

    Advising Digital+ Partners on their investment in U.S. driving technology innovator Cellcontrol

    Advising Atomico in $90m Series B Financing of Lilium

    Advising WTC (Ironman) on Acquisition of Swiss Epic AG

    Advising diverse Startups in connection with incorporation of financing rounds in particular in the Tech, BioTech and Healthcare sector

    Advising Fonds Finanz Maklerservice GmbH acquisition of softfair GmbH and others

    Advising DBAG on its investment in Radiology Group of Companies

    Advising the sale of iTAC Software AG to Dürr AG

    Advising Technology Crossover Ventures on its investment in brillen.de/Supervista

    Advising MorphoSys AG on their corporate venture capital investment in Dutch start-up Lanthio Pharma

    Advising World Triathlon Corporation (Ironman) on the acquisition of Lagardère Sports‘ endurance division