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19.11.2018 - WINHELLER Advised Kape Technologies plc on the Acquisition of ZenGuard GmbH

Kape Technologies acquires VPN Solutions Business in Germany 

Frankfurt / Main, 19 November 2018 – WINHELLER has successfully advised cybersecurity expert Kape Technologies plc at the purchase of ZenGuard GmbH in Berlin. 


ZenGuard operates a multi-platform security software business named “ZenMate”. It focuses on the provision of virtual private network (VPN) solutions, which are encrypting and securing internet connections to protect personal privacy and digital data.


Kape, based on the Isle of Man, acquired the entire issued share capital of ZenGuard from a number of venture capital funds and private investors, including the founders of the business. The acquisition was realized at the amount EUR 4.8 million in cash. 


As a cybersecurity company, Kape is focused on supporting consumers around the world protecting their personal data. In order to do this, Kape develops and distributes a variety of software products in the online security space, utilising its proprietary digital distribution technology to optimize its customer reach. Kape Technologies plc shares are traded on the AIM section of the London Stock Exchange. 


Adviser to Kape Technologies plc at WINHELLER was M&A / Corporate specialist Phillipp von Raven. Other colleagues involved in the legal advice for this transaction were Susanne Henriette Articus and Dr. H. Elizabeth Kroeger for M&A / corporate, Olga Stepanova for IP and data protection law, Bartosz Dzionsko for commercial law, as well as Dr. Eric Uftring in the field of employment law.

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About WINHELLER Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisors: WINHELLER Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH advises non-profit organizations and trade associations, financial services providers, international companies, and high-net-worth individuals on all issues of corporate law or tax law. The law firm is one of the leading players in tax law, non-profit law, and banking and capital markets law. In addition to its headquarters at Tower 185 in Frankfurt's European Quarter, the law firm also has offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, and Karlsruhe. For further details, please refer to the current editions of the two leading guides to German law firms "JUVE German Commercial Law Firms" and "Legal 500 Germany". WINHELLER is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, a worldwide network of more than 200 boutique law and tax firms. 



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