BRANDL TALOS advises Pride Capital Partners on the acquisition of a minority stake in RUBICON alongside RSM Ebner Stolz

Press release • Venture Capital & Start Ups from Roman Rericha, Stephan Strass, Adrian Zuschmann

Pride Capital Partners, with offices in Amsterdam, Cologne, and Copenhagen, is a hybrid private equity & debt investor focusing on the software and IT industry. With the acquisition of a minority stake in Vienna-based RUBICON Group, Pride completes its first Austrian investment.

RUBICON is a leading eGovernment player in the DACH area that provides Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software to public agencies and enterprises. With the newly formed partnership, RUBICON intends to expand its market presence beyond the borders of Austria and Switzerland in the coming years and to pursue strategic acquisitions as part of the new joint strategy.

The BT deal team consisted of Roman Rericha, Stephan Strass, Adrian Zuschmann, Elena Ciresa and Julia Strimitzer. The RSM Ebner Stolz team was led by Philipp Kühn und Daniel Kautenburger-Behr.

The team
Roman Rericha
Partner / Fund Formation, Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
Roman represents clients in complex cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. Austrian and international venture capital funds regularly turn to him for assisting with investments in Austria. His expert advice also guides start-ups through large-scale financing rounds.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2005),
Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, (Mag. rer.soc.oec. 2007)
Stephan Strass
Partner / Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions, BioTech & Lifescience
Stephan advises innovative start-ups, institutional and strategic investors and other companies on acquisitions, financing rounds, joint ventures and exit transactions with a focus on highly regulated industries such as life sciences, biotech and leisure & entertainment. He further specializes in commercial transactions in the life science and biotech sector, including university spin-offs, strategic collaborations, patent and technology license agreements and IP purchase transactions.

He has co-authored commentaries on the EU Merger Act and the Investment Fund Act, and is the author of many academic publications.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2015)
Harvard Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M. 2019)
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)