DoorDash is a US technology company that connects people with the best of their neighbourhoods across the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Germany. By building last-mile logistics infrastructure for local commerce, its mission is to grow and empower local economies.
Flink was founded in 2020 in Germany to bring consumers fresh groceries to their door in minutes. It has more than 140 micro-fulfilment centres across dozens of cities in four countries, including Germany, France and the Netherlands. It was valued at USD 2.1 billion before its new Series B funding round.
DoorDash invested as lead investor as part of Flink's funding round which raised USD 750 million in total. It will be used to expand its market position in Europe's quick commerce sector.
The Osborne Clarke cross-border team advising DoorDash was from Germany, France and the Netherlands. It was led by venture capital and M&A partner Robin Eyben, along with corporate senior associate Alexandra Nautsch and corporate associates Dana Alpar and Robert Marx. Partner Dr. Carsten Dau advised on commercial matters and Dr. Sebastian Hack advised on competition matters. Corporate partner David Haccoun advised in relation to French laws and corporate partner Herke van Hulst advised in relation to Dutch laws.
Osborne Clarke has a market-leading international venture capital practice and is a go-to practice for companies doing business in the Tech, Media and Comms sector. Its clients include leading global businesses, venture capital funds, fast-growth start-ups and market challengers. It advises at every stage of company development across all corporate areas, from venture capital equity and debt fundraising to private M&A and JVs.
Osborne Clarke team members included:
Robin Eyben, LL.M. (lead advisor, Corporate/Venture Capital), Alexandra Nautsch, LL.B., Dana Alpar, LL.M. and Robert Marx (all Corporate/Venture Capital), Dr. Carsten Dau, LL.M., Sarah Grigo, Maximilian Musial (all Commercial), Julia Kaufmann, LL.M., Dr. Hans-Christian Woger, Benjamin Schaum, Kerstin Grimhardt (all IT/Data Protection), Dr. David Plitt, LL.M., Dr. Philipp Raben, Alexander Schlicht, Dr. Sebastian Lilje (all Employment), Thomas Schnabel, Rüdiger Bonnmann, Romeo Szejnmann, Tim Schultze, Maria Bibik (all Real Estate), Joachim Breithaupt, Florian Merkle (both Tax), Dr. Sebastian Hack, LL.M. (Competition), Dr. Tim Reinhard, Verena-Maria Lechner (both IP), Antje Günther, Reinhard Bunjes, LL.M., Rebecca Ungerechts, Daniel Huschen, Adriana Wolf (all Finance), Dr. Daniel Walter (Banking & Capital Markets)
David Haccoun, Eve Huchon, Igor Crépy (all Corporate), Alexandre Glatz, Thibaut Marcerou (Competition/Commercial), Jérôme Scapoli, Valentino Giammarresi (Employment), Stéphane Catays (Real Estate), Grégoire Dumas (IT/Commercial), Franck-Olivier Klein (Real Estate), Gaspard Debiesse (IP/IT)
Herke van Hulst, Florien Sanders, Niels Dolk (all Corporate)