Invitation to the SME Open Day “L’Europe au service des PME“, which will take place on Thursday, 28 November 2019 at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.
This national event will be organised as part of the European campaign officially celebrated from 25th to 29th November 2019, throughout the European Union and beyond. Coordinated by the European Commission, this Community initiative aims to highlight European SMEs by offering a range of events and initiatives while promoting the various measures and instruments of the European SME policy to support a more favorable environment for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Focused on the themes “ENTREPRENEURSHIP – DEVELOPMENT – FINANCING” and encompassing key note speeches, a mini expo, a demo corner, entrepreneurs’ pitch’s and good entrepreneurial practices, the “SME Open Day” will enable innovative SMEs, micro-enterprises and start-ups to find all the practical information on the various support measures available as well as to inform themselves on existing national and European support services from which they can benefit to broaden their perspectives and develop their activities internationally.
To register, please click on the link: https://www.smeweek.lu/sme-open-day2019/Registration/Company
For any further information, the Enterprise Europe Network remains at your entire disposal (Contact: Annelore Domingos / Niels Dickens; email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; tel: +352 42 39 39 39 378)
DLA Piper today announces the appointment of Caroline Pimpaud as counsel in its Investment Funds practice, based in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg, 26 November 2019
DLA Piper has advised fintech venture capital firm MiddleGame Ventures (MGV) on the structuring, setting up and launching of the MGV Fund I. The new fund will invest in early stage fintech startups developing new business models powered by advanced technologies. This is one of the first fintech funds backed by the Luxembourg Future Fund and the European Investment Fund. Other investors include S&P Global and institutional, strategic and family offices. The fund remains open to additional institutional and private investors ahead of a final close later in 2020. The DLA Piper Luxembourg-based Investment Funds team was led by partner Catherine Pogorzelski, assisted by associate Marceau Visano and trainee Laura Massagé. Partner Jacques Wantz and associate Emre Akan advised on the tax aspects, while Intellectual Property & Technology partner Olivier Reisch and senior associate David Alexandre also advised on the transaction. Commenting on the deal, Catherine Pogorzelski, said: “It is a great pleasure to advise MGV on such a high-profile mandate. It is fantastic to see them bringing Luxembourg to the next level in the growing fintech sector and we very much look forward to seeing them developing their investment strategy.” MGV was founded by FinTech investor Pascal Bouvier along with Michael Meyer and Patrick Pinschmidt. Pascal Bouvier, Managing Partner at MGV, said: “We are eagerly looking forward to supporting innovation in financial technology across the European Union and the United States. We also would like to thank all the investors and partners who made our first MGV fund possible.” MGV is a Venture Capital firm focused exclusively on early-stage financial services technology innovation. MGV partners have invested over USD$300 million in early-stage financial services firms over the past decade including Ripple, Tandem Bank, SimpleSurance, Coverhound and CompareAsia. MGV’s new fund has already made three representative investments in a capital markets digital platform and banking as a service and big data analytics startups in the UK (Nivaura, Railsbank and Gardenia Technologies).