Contacts

Hassan Sohbi

Partner

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David Becker, LL.M. (King’s College London)

Salary partner

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Max Willen

Professional support lawyer

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Contacts

Hassan Sohbi

Partner

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David Becker, LL.M. (King’s College London)

Salary partner

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Max Willen

Professional support lawyer

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15 October 2021

Taylor Wessing advises existing investors Accel and Lightspeed at USD 270 million Series E financing round in Personio GmbH

Personio has raised a total of USD 270 million in its Series E financing round from lead investor Greenoaks Capital Partners together with the existing investors Accel, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Meritech, Northzone, Global Founders Capital and with new investors Altimeter and Alkeon Capital completing the round. A venture capital team of Taylor Wessing led by Frankfurt partners Hassan Sohbi and David Becker, who also acted as advisors to the lead investors in Personio’s Series D, Series C and Series B financing round, advised Accel and Lightspeed.

Personio, based in Munich, Madrid, Dublin, London and Amsterdam, wants to make personnel processes in the areas of recruiting, personnel administration and payroll accounting faster, clearer and more efficient with its all-in-one HR software solutions, so that HR managers can once again focus more on their employees. According to Personio, almost 5,000 customers in over 80 countries are already using this all-in-one software solution.

The Series E financing round raises Personio’s valuation to USD 6.3 billion, making it the second most valuable German start-up and to Europe's most valuable HR tech company.

Together with its Series E financing round Personio launched its new People Workflow Automation software category enabling to transform manual and fragmented people process into automated workflows that span across the entire organization and all its applications, removing painful delays and helping to realize opportunities.

Accel is a global venture capital firm that is the first partner to exceptional teams everywhere, from inception through all phases of private company growth. CrowdStrike, Dropbox, Facebook, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, UiPath, and Venmo are among the companies the firm has backed over more than 35 years.

Lightspeed Venture Partners is a multi-stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the enterprise and consumer sectors. Over the past two decades, Lightspeed has backed hundreds of entrepreneurs and helped building more than 350 companies globally, including Snap, Nest, AppDynamics, MuleSoft, OYO, StitchFix, and GrubHub.

Legal advisors Accel and Lightspeed Venture Partners:

Taylor Wessing: Lead Hassan Sohbi (Partner) und David Becker (Salary Partner), Max Willen (Professional Support Lawyer) all M&A/Venture Capital, all Frankfurt.

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