BRANDL TALOS advised Indian edtech giant BYJUS’S in connection with its acquisition of GeoGebra

Press release • Corporate Law & Transactions from Thomas Talos, Adrian Zuschmann, Céline Dobnikar

Think & Learn Private Ltd. (BYJU'S), one of India's most successful startups backed by marquee investors, including Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global, offers an online learning platform that is used by 115 million students. GeoGebra GmbH is an Austrian edtech company that develops and markets a widely-used interactive and collaborative learning tool designed to improve mathematical understanding.

The acquisition allows Think & Learn Private Ltd. (BYJU’S) to integrate GeoGebra’s services in its offerings and is a further step in Think & Learn Private Ltd. (BYJU’S)’s effort to scale its online learning platform across the globe. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The BRANDL TALOS deal team consisted of Thomas Talos, Adrian Zuschmann and Céline Dobnikar. Think & Learn Private Ltd. (BYJU’S) was further advised by Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. (Lala Prateek, Singhal Someny) and Bird & Bird (Simon Fielder, Charlotte Pitt).

The shareholders of GeoGebra GmbH were advised by Taylor Wessing (Philip Hoflehner, Armin Assadi).

The team
Thomas Talos
Partner / Capital Markets, Corporate Law & Transactions, Gaming & Entertainment
Thomas founded the firm in 2000 together with Ernst Brandl. He is co-publisher of the commentary on the EU Merger Act and (co-)author of numerous publications.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 1991, Dr. iur. 1994)
University of Virginia, School of Law (LL.M. 1994)
Adrian Zuschmann
Attorney at Law / Corporate Law & Transactions, Venture Capital & Start Ups, Fund Formation
Adrian advises and represents Austrian and international institutional and strategic investors, founders and (start-up) companies in the context of financing rounds, M&A, investments in portfolio companies and exit transactions.

A second focus is advising Austrian fund initiatives on the formation and structuring of funds as well as in connection with their ongoing operational matters.

Queen Mary University of London (MSc Law & Finance 2020)
University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Magister iuris 2015)
Céline Dobnikar
Associate / Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
Céline is part of our team since 2021.

Karl-Franzens-University Graz (Magistra iuris 2020)