Gregor Klenk is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group. His practice spans private equity, growth equity, venture capital, and M&A (public and private), including work for top-tier private equity and VC firms. He has extensive experience in cross-border transactions, particularly those involving U.S. and French clients and targets. Gregor advises frequently on deals in the tech and life science industries. Prior to joining Goodwin in 2019, Gregor was a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP. He is fluent in German, English and French and has good knowledge of Spanish.

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VC/Growth Equity:

  • Ada Health GmbH regarding financing transactions
  • Ampersand regarding German investments
  • Benchmark regarding a German investment
  • Bessemer Venture Partners regarding its investment in Choco Communications
  • Blockchange Ventures regarding its investment in Borg Collective
  • BOND regard its investments in Flink
  • Crédit Mutuel Equity regarding its investment in Advitos
  • CRV regarding a German investment
  • DN Capital regarding a German investment
  • DST Global regarding its investments in Gorillas
  • 83North regarding its investment in Wandelbots
  • Five Elms regarding its investments in Userlane
  • FQX AG regarding its seed financing
  • Kleiner Perkins regarding its investment in Inkitt
  • Left Lane Capital regarding its investments in GoStudent, Studysmarter, Choco Communications and Yokoy Group AG
  • Luxor Capital Group regarding investments inter alios in Delivery Hero Group and Foodpanda Group*
  • Ooredoo (Qatar Telecom) regarding a JV with Rocket Internet for e-commerce ventures in South East Asia*
  • Origin.Bio regarding its seed financing
  • Optum Ventures regarding its investment in Kaia Health
  • Panacea Ventures regarding a contemplated investment
  • RA Capital regarding its investment in T-knife
  • Rose Park regarding a German investment
  • RightNow regarding financing rounds
  • Samsung Next regarding a German investment
  • Spectrum Equity regarding its investment in Jimdo Group*
  • Storm Ventures regarding its investment in Solarisbank
  • Technology Crossover Ventures regarding bids in auction processes*
  • Toscafund Asset Management regarding its investments in LIQID* and Elinvar
  • True Ventures regarding its investment in Endel Sound and Kewazo
  • Versant regarding its investment in T-knife

Private Equity/M&A:

  • AGIC Capital regarding its bid for the acquisition of Lanxess’ liquid purification tech business*
  • Ampersand regarding its acquisition of Protagen Protein Services
  • ANSYS Inc. regarding the acquisition of a German SaaS Group
  • Apollo Global Management regarding the acquisition of KBC Bank Deutschland and other matters*
  • Ardian regarding the acquisition of French Hypred Group (now: Kersia), the acquisition of Anti-Germ Group by its French portfolio company Kersia, bids in auction processes, and other matters*
  • Astorg Partners regarding bids in auction processes*
  • Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company regarding its investment in FAI Aviation Group * and other matters
  • Behrman Capital regarding the acquisition of Institut Dr. Schauerte
  • BC Partners regarding the sale of Synlab Group to Cinven and numerous other matters*
  • Brave Software Inc. regarding the acquisition of Hubert Burda Media’s Tailcat search engine
  • Carlyle’s French portfolio company CAMECA regarding the acquisition of FAI’s Atomika business*
  • Crédit Mutuel Equity (a/k/a CIC Capital) regarding bids in auction processes and other matters
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions regarding the acquisition of the German-Swiss C1 Group*
  • Eurazeo’s portfolio company Asmodée regarding the acquisition of Heidelberger Spieleverlag*
  • Foster Wheeler regarding the acquisition of Graf-Wulff, a facility engineering group*
  • Hellman & Friedman regarding the €2 billion acquisition of Scout24 Group*
  • Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) regarding the sale of Eismann-Group to Gilde Buy-Out Partners*
  • MatlinPatterson on the sale of SecurLog GmbH to Prosegur Group*
  • Mobivia Group in its acquisition of ATU Group and its formation of a partnership therein with Michelin*
  • Partners Group regarding bids in auction processes*
  • Qell Acquisition Corp. in its $3.4 billion business combination (deSPAC) with Lilium
  • Tennessee Valley Ventures/Dukane regarding the acquisition of KVT Bielefeld*
  • Tiancheng International Investment regarding the sale of a controlling stake in publicly listed Biotest AG (valued at €2 billion) to Grifols
  • Unity Media SCA regarding its €3.5 billion sale of Unitymedia Group to Liberty Global Inc.*
  • Värde Partners in the sale of EuroAvionics to Equistone Partners Europe*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin


  • Ranked in the Best Lawyers in Germany for Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Equity Law and Venture Capital Law 2022
  • “Highly regarded” for Private Equity, IFLR1000 2020, 2021, 2022
  • “Highly regarded” for M&A, IFLR1000 2020, 2021
  • “Frequently recommended” for Private Equity and Venture Capital, JUVE 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2020//2021, 2021/2022
  • Among the best lawyers for Private Equity, M&A and Corporate Law in Germany, Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • “Up and coming," JUVE Awards for Private Equity and Venture Capital, 2017
  • Foreign Expert for Corporate/M&A: France, Chambers Global 2014, 2015, 2016

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LL.M., 2003
Columbia University School of Law
(Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
Second State Exam, 2001
Higher Regional Court, Berlin
Diplôme d'Études Approfondies en droit des affaires, 2000
Université de Paris I, Sorbonne
Diplôme d'Études Specialisées en droit économique, 2000
Université Catholique de Louvain, School of Law
PIER, 1999
Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques)
First State Exam, 1998
University of Freiburg
CEP, 1996
Sciences Po Paris (Institut d'Etudes Politiques)



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