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Greenberg Traurig Represents MessageBird in its $200 Million Series C Fundraising Round

AMSTERDAM – October 9, 2020 – The Amsterdam office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented MessageBird Holding B.V. in its $200 million Series C fundraising round led by Silicon Valley’s Spark Capital. The new investment gives 2011-founded MessageBird a $3 billion valuation, and includes participations from Bonnier, Glynn Capital, LGT Lightstone, Longbow, Mousse Partners, New View Capital, and existing investors Accel, Atomico, and Y Combinator.

“This has clearly been an outstanding achievement by the MessageBird team. In a complex international setting which required back-to-back negotiations with current shareholders and new investors across the globe, the successful closing of MessageBird’s Series C is a testament to the seamless 24/7 cooperation among the GT Amsterdam team acting as lead counsel, Fenwick & West in the US, the Loyens & Loeff notarial team and the MessageBird deal team,” said Laurens Timmer, who led Greenberg Traurig’s team from the Amsterdam office.

The Greenberg Traurig team representing MessageBird consisted of lead associate Laurens Timmer (Corporate/M&A), shareholders Bas Vletter (Corporate/M&A) and Herald Jongen (Corporate/M&A), local partner Linda Thonen (Notarial), and associate Maquina Lamé (Notarial). MessageBird was further supported by US counsel Fenwick & West and the notarial team of Loyens & Loeff.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice comprises more than 450 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America who regularly advise public and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and investment funds on global mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The Amsterdam office employs about 50 lawyers, tax specialists, and (candidate) civil-law notaries, and more than 15 of them are part of the Corporate/M&A team.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.