McMiken Silvio

Silvio McMiken

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Silvio McMiken
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Silvio McMiken advises private equity funds, domestic and international investors and family offices in complex, mid-cap and large-scale private equity transactions, domestic and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, and leveraged buy-outs. He has extensive experience in managing cross-border private equity transactions.

Further, Silvio represents founders, emerging growth companies, venture capital funds and corporate venture capital units in day-to-day corporate law, financing rounds, acquisitions, joint ventures and exits, including cross-border transactions with share-for-share components.


Silvio’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Beyond Capital Partners GmbH in its acquisition of the majority in Holger Grelck Forstbaumschulen GmbH
  • Soft & Cloud GmbH, a portfolio company of a fund advised by Beyond Capital Partners GmbH, in its acquisition of SB Software Broker GmbH
  • World Innovation Lab on its acquisition of shares in Deepl SE as a secondary transaction in the course of its 196m series B preferred stock financing round
  • Quantum Club I GmbH & Co. KG on its investment in IQM Finland Oy as part of its 128m series A extension
  • Digital Spine GmbH on its series A preferred stock financing round
  • AGX World PTE Ltd. in its series seed preferred stock financing round
  • Beyond Capital Partners GmbH (BCP) on the acquisition of 51 % of the issued shares of Soft & Cloud AG
  • Luxembourg based ASC Investment on its acquisition of Fixture Tech Solutions GmbH from Carl Zeiss Group
  • cynora GmbH in relation to the trade sale of all its intellectual property assets to Samsung Display Co., Ltd. 
  • Mentessa GmbH on its series seed preferred stock financing round
  • A Munich based crypto custodian startup on its series seed and series A preferred stock investment round
  • European Sustainable Growth Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: EUSG), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its de-SPAC with ADS-TEC Energy GmbH, a global leader in battery-buffered ultrafast charging technology, for a business combination to form ADS-TEC Energy PLC*
  • Beyond Capital Partners GmbH (BCP) on the acquisition of Wiethe Content GmbH & Co. KG (Wiethe Content) by Beyond Capital Partners Fund II GmbH & Co. KG (indirectly through an acquisition vehicle, BCP Digital Branding GmbH)*
  • SITIZN Group Holding AG on the establishment of an equity joint venture with SMS group GmbH*
  • Signature Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund based in Munich and Berlin, on its seed investment into Blockchain Technology Partners, a leading enterprise blockchain company. Signature, along with Force Over Mass, a London-based venture capital firm, led the £2 million seed round*
  • European Sustainable Growth Acquisition Corp. (EUSG) in its acquisition of ADS-TEC Energy GmbH, a leading German manufacturer of battery charging platforms. The company operates under the name ADS-TEC Energy and is listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market with an expected market capitalization of approximately USD 580 million*
  • LiveStyle, Inc. with regard to the sale of a 50.1 % stake in I-Motion GmbH Events & Communication*
  • Ningbo Sinomags Technology Co., Ltd, supported by a Chinese private equity fund consortium, on the acquisition of the market leading producer of magnetic sensor solutions in Germany*
  • Cannonball Capital on a joint venture in the healthcare sector with private equity fund Gimv*
  • venture capital firm MIG Funds on sales of the portfolio company Siltectra GmbH to Infineon Technologies AG*
  • United Chocolate Group, a portfolio company of DPK Deutsche Privatkapital, on the acquisition of Weibler Confiserie Chocolaterie GmbH & Co. KG., a group company of Halloren Schokoladenfabrik AG*
  • Global Growth Capital as steady advisor on various debt investments in borrowers*
  • ASC Investment S.à r.l on the acquisition of all shares in the VITRABLOK Group from the Seves Group, a portfolio group of Triton III Funds, as well as on the financing of the transaction*
  • Perusa Partners Fund 2, L. P., advised by independent Perusa GmbH, on the acquisition of a 51% majority shares in MBN GmbH ("MBN-PROLED")*
  • Perusa Partners on the acquisition of all shares of Huwest Holding B.V*
  • Beijing BDStar Navigation Co., Ltd on acquisition of majority of the shares in in-tech GmbH from F & W Holding GmbH
  • Beyond Capital Partners Fund I on acquisition of majority of the shares in EBERTLANG Distribution GmbH*
  • American PE PPC Enterprise (public pension capital) on acquisition of Serenata IntraWare GmbH*
  • Doctena S.A. on acquisition of 100% shares in Doxter GmbH*
  • Rantum Capital and Proventus Capital on mezzanine financing of an asset deal by owner-operated pharmaceutical company Chelapharm GmbH*
  • Private Equity Fonds EQT VII and its portfolio company Kuoni GTA on acquisition of the tourist market incoming specialist MTS Globe*
  • Beyond Capital Partners on the participation in the leading lighting specialist LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH as well as on the majority participation in sysob IT-Unternehmensgruppe GmbH & Co. KG*
  • China Development Bank PE on corporate work in relation to portfolio companies.
  • Mobile Ventures (Venture capital company of Drillisch AG) on a bridge-financing arrangement for PipesBox*
  • the Japanese subsidiary of the international automotive supplier Knorr-Bremse AG on the acquisition of the business unit On-Highway-Commercial-Vehicle from Bosch Japan*
  • Base Oil Supply Ltd., a subsidiary of Gulf Oil International Ltd. of the Hinduja Group on the acquisition of net-m privatbank 1891 AG*
  • Worldline S.A., a subsidiary of Atos SE Group on the strategic merger with Equens SE*
  • Wipro Limited on the acquisitions of Designit A/S and cellent AG*
  • Althoff Beratungs- und Betreuungsgesellschaft mbH (Althoff Hotels) on the joint venture with Keystone Lodging Holdings Limited (Jinjiang Group/Carlyle) in the Greater Asia region*
  • Beyond Capital Partners on the participation in the leading lighting specialist LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH*
  • Omega Pharma Invest N.V. and its parent company Perrigo Company plc on the acquisition of Naturwohl Pharma GmbH*
  • Ningbo Menovo Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd on intended acquisition of Fair-Med Healthcare AG*
  • Lloyds Development Capital (Holdings) Limited, Private Equity on the Secondary buy-out of Synexus Clinical Research from Lyceum Capital (EUR 113 m)*
  • Pro7Sat1Media AG on the acquisition of Sonoma Internet GmbH (Amorelie)*
  • Han's Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd. on the intended acquisition of a German automation company*
  • Crawford Pharma on the joint venture with Oped AG for the DACH market*
  • Shanghai Aerospace on the intended acquisition of an EUR 1 bn target in the automotive business*
  • Deutsches Haus Vietnam Ltd. on the joint venture for construction of Deutsches Haus in Ho Chi-Minh City,Vietnam (EUR 150 m)*
  • The shareholders on the disposal of Tricontes GmbH to Capita International, Ltd*
  • H.I.G. European Capital Partners on the disposal of Anvis Group to Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd*
  • Zhejiang Sanhua Co., Ltd. on the acquisition of AWECO Group with operations in Germany, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Mexico and China.
  • Sanoh Industrial Co., Ltd. and Sanoh Europe GmbH on the acquisition of Geiger Automotive GmbH* 

*Denotes Experience Prior To Joining Goodwin


Prior to joining to Goodwin, SIlvio was most recently a counsel with Reed Smith LLP. Previously, he served as a senior associate with DLA Piper UK LLP and as an associate with White & Case LLP.



Second State Exam2011

Landgericht Karlsruhe

First State Exam2008

University of Constance



  • Germany

Recognition & Awards

The Legal 500 2021: Listed as one of the “Rising Stars” and recommended lawyer in the practice Private Equity and Venture Capital.


Silvio’s recent publications/speaking engagements include:

  • Co Author, “W&I Insurance als Transaktionsbeschleuniger für Chinas Investoren,”M&A-China/Deutschland, February 2018
  • Author, “ Managementbeteiligung –Einheitslösung oder Einzelfallgestaltung,” azur Karrieremagazin, 2017
  • Co-Author, “Private Equity aus China auf dem Vormarsch,” Börsen-Zeitung page 9, 9. April 2016
  • Co-Author, ”Warranty & Indemnity Insurance – Closing a Gap,” FYB Financial YearBook, Pages 62-71, 2015/2016
  • Co-Author, ”IPO in China - Golden Exit for Private Equity,” FYB Financial YearBook, Pages 48-58, 2014/2015
  • ”Order of the German Federal Supreme Court strengthens legal uncertainty,” ('BGH-Rechtsprechung zementiert Rechtsunsicherheit') PLATOW Recht, ed. 112, October 2014


  • Due Diligence – Use of Artificial Intelligence-Tools, Frankfurt, 9 February 2017
  • Reps & Warranty Insurance in M&A, Munich, 25 January 2017
  • Private Equity Reloaded, Universität Heidelberg, 23 June 2016, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, 26 March 2015