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Allen & Overy advises SAP on acquisition of LeanIX

Allen & Overy has advised SAP SE (SAP) on the acquisition of LeanIX, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for managing Enterprise Architecture and multi-cloud environments.

LeanIX was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Bonn, Germany, maintaining additional offices in Europe and the US. An extensive partner network provides support in the US, Europe and Australia. By offering SaaS solutions for Enterprise Architecture Management, SaaS Management and Value Stream Management, LeanIX helps organisations in making sound decisions and accelerating transformation journeys.

SAP is one of the world's leading producers of software for the management of business processes, developing solutions that facilitate effective data processing and information flow across organisations, with more than 105,000 employees worldwide.

The Allen & Overy team was led by partner Dr Roman A. Kasten (Corporate/Private Equity, Frankfurt) and senior associate Linda Mayer (Corporate/M&A, Munich); the team further comprised partners Dr Heike Weber (Tax, Frankfurt) and Dr Börries Ahrens (Antitrust, Hamburg), senior associates Catharina Glugla (Data Protection), Anna Kräling (IP/IT, both Düsseldorf), Merle Herrmann (Employment and Benefits, Hamburg) as well as associate Veronika Gaile (Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt).

Advice was also provided by partner Dr Alexander Veith (Corporate/M&A, Munich), counsel Dr René Galle (Antitrust, Hamburg), Dr Stephan Bühner (FDI, Frankfurt), Dr Manuel Köchel (Tax, both Frankfurt), Henriette Hermann, (Antitrust, Hamburg), Katharina Jünemann (IP/IT), Pascal Yves Schroeder (Data Protection, both Düsseldorf), Mert Guelmez (Antitrust, Hamburg), Hendrik Slabsche (Corporate/Private Equity, Frankfurt), transaction support lawyers Corvin Kieselhorst (Corporate/M&A, Munich) and Laura Thiel (Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt) and transaction officers Lotte Dillen (Frankfurt) and Sophia Merkl (Munich, both Corporate/M&A).

Lawyers from Allen & Overy's offices in the US, UK, France, the Netherlands, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Spain, Luxembourg, Australia, Belgium and Hungary also advised on the deal.

Additional support was provided by associate firm Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners, Slovenia.