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Mattias Vilhelm Warnøe Nielsen

Partner

Mattias heads the Firm’s venture capital and startup practices. He engages in public M&A, private M&A, private equity, capital markets, and he has extensive experience with seed and venture capital investments. Mattias advises investors, growth companies and well-established companies on commercial issues, shareholder relations, raising of capital, incentives (ESOPs) and exits.

"He has exceptional attention to detail, is always available, has good commercial understanding, knows when to be aggressive and when to back off, and has an excellent understanding of interpersonal relationships and motivations on the other side".
— Chambers & Partners
Foreign Expertise
Israel
Languages
Danish and English
Career & Education
2014
Admission to the Danish bar

2011
Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen

2010
Moalem Weitemeyer

2008
Bachelor of Laws, University of Copenhagen
Other relevant education and experience

2014
Participated in the Sidley Austin LLP’s Corporate College 2014, Chicago

2008
Exchange student at Southampton Solent University
Appointments and other Activities

Mattias is an active member and advisor to several Danish entrepreneurial organizations and innovation hubs, e.g. Accelerace, Symbion, TechBBQ, Innovation Fund Denmark, Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC), Venture Cup and Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE).

Mattias has been attached to the University of Copenhagen as an external lecturer in the subject of Property Law.

Recent Recognitions

Mattias Vilhelm Warnøe Nielsen is recognized in several of the major legal directories. 

Next Generation 2022:

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

www.legal500.com
Notable Practitioner 2022:

M&A

www.iflr1000.com
Up-and-Coming 2021:

FinTech Legal

www.chambers.com
Transaction Highlights
Public M&A
Represented the sellers of Black Lemon in connection with the sale of all shares to Obsidian Digital, a portfolio company of Danish private equity fund Capidea

Represented Shape Robotics in connection with the company’s initial public offering of shares and admission to trading and official listing on Nasdaq First North Growth Market

Represented Cobham Plc in connection with the takeover of NASDAQ OMX listed Thrane & Thrane

Represented the shareholders of Miild in connection with the private placement investment from Matas (listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen)

Represented Polaris Private Equity in connection with the public takeover bid for NASDAQ Copenhagen listed Molslinjen

Represented FMC Corporation in the acquisition of Cheminova from Nasdaq Copenhagen listed Auriga

Represented National Silicon Industry Group in the unsolicited public tender offer for all shares of Topsil

Represented XANO Automation Aktiebolag (Publ.) in the acquisition of Jorgensen Engineering
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Private M&A and Private Equity
Represented PSG in connection with the USDm +50 Series B investment round in ZeroNorth with participation from A.P. Moller Holding and Cargill

Represented Kantar in connection with its acquisition of Blackwood Seven

Represented CCIT A/S in connection with the acquisition of IT Business Partner A/S

Represented Dixa as lead legal counsel in connection with the double acquisitions of Miuros (FR) and Solvemate (DE)

Represented Nordhealth in connection with the acquisition of EasyPractice

Represented Prosero Security Group, a portfolio company of Swedish PE firm Valedo Partners, in connection with the acquisition of HARDI-V, a full-service provider of technical security

Represented Viking Venture in the acquisition of WorkPoint

Represented Mellby Gård AB in connection with the sale of Smarteyes to Grand Vision NV and the Synoptik Foundation through its Danish subsidiary Synoptik A/S

Represented Ugly Duckling Ventures in connection with their establishment

Represented Danish private equity fund Polaris' portfolio company Designers Company in the acquisition of Brdr. Petersen and global rights for all Ib Kofod-Larsen designs

Represented the sellers of True Gum in connection with the sale of all shares to the Swedish listed company Humble Group

Represented Scrive in the acquisition of esignatur

Represented Schilling Management in connection with the sale of family-owned Schilling, a leading Danish provider of software solutions for publishers in the Nordic region, to Total Specific Solutions (TSS)

Represented Polaris Private Equity, owned Designers Company, the company behind MENU and the Audo, in the acquisition of By Lassen as an add-on to MENU Holding

Represented private equity firm Great Hill Partners in connection with the USDm 55 investment in eloomi

Represented the sellers in connection with the sale of FinPro to Polaris, as part of the newly established North Group

Represented Stairways in connection with the sale of Copenhagen Software to IT Relation 

Represented Lugard Road Capital in its EUR 60 million combined debt and equity investment in the Ageras group

Represented Viking Venture, regarded as one of the leading software investors in theNordics, in the acquisition of a majority stake in Danish SaaS company Encode A/S

Represented the shareholders of Napp in connection with the sale of 100% of the shares to Templafy

Represented Polaris Private Equity in connection with the acquisition and sale of Louis Poulsen Lighting

Represented Silverfleet Capital and 7days Beteiligungs GmbH in connection with the acquisition of Praxis Herning

Represented GN in connection with the sale of GN Otometrics to Natus Medical Inc. and in connection with the acquisition of Dansk Hørecenter

Represented the founders in connection with the exit of Suzumuchi to Kindred Group plc (former Unibet)

Represented Erhvervsinvest Management in connection with the sale of Krøger to Sulzer

Represented Bazoom in the sale to Nordjyske Medier

Represented the shareholders of Axxsys Limited in connection with the sale to Alpha Financial Markets Consulting

Represented Ragtech and EAB Holding (the selling shareholders) in connection with the sale of Aidbuilder to iRaiser Group
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Venture Capital and Seed Investment
 Represented Sonar in connection with a DKKm 45 investment round led by Arbejdernes Landsbank

Represented the Danish proptech company Legacy in connection with an equity investment from a number of investors including Vækstfonden, 2L Holding, The Footprint Company and a group of business angels

Represented Fullview in connection with a USD 7.5m seedround led by Lightspeed Venture Partners

Represented Passendo in connection with the recent pre-Series A financing round of DKKm 17 led by Amsterdam-based VC Newion (NL) together with early-stage investor FirstPartyCapital (UK)

Represented Pento in connection with the USD 35m Series B round led by Tiger Global and Avid Ventures as well as with the USDm 15.6 Series A Round Investment led by US venture capital firm General Catalyst

Represented Boon with its recent investment lead by German venture capital fund Vorwerk Ventures and also with participation from Vækstfonden and Preseed Ventures

Represented Danish life science venture capital fund Eir Ventures with the investment in iSD Immunotech

Represented Kinnevik AB in the Series A Investment in Danish tech startup Superb

Represented MeetButter, a Danish startup developing a SAAS videoconferencing tool, in connection with the seed investment round led by Project A Ventures (DE)

Represented Liva Healthcare in connection with the €24.5 million funding round led by Verlinvest S.A.

Represented Vivo Capital, RA Capital, Samsara BioCapital and EIR Ventures in connection with their participation in the €127 million Series B Financing in IO Biotech

Represented Rubberduck in connection with Seed Round Investment from Strøjer Tegl

Represented Wastehero in connection with Seed Round Investment from Momenta Ventures, Anorak Ventures and Circles & Squares

Represented Seasony in connection with Seed Round Investment from the Danish Growth Fund and an angel syndicate

Represented Kaffe Bueno in connection with Seed Investment Round from PINC (Paulig Group Venture Capital), the Danish Growth Fund and The Yield Lab

Represented Matter DK in connection with Series A Round Investment from Nasdaq Inc

Represented Son of a Tailor in connection with USDm +7 Series A investment round from existing shareholders and eEquity IV 

Represented Eir Ventures in connection with its Seed Funding Round alongside Vækstfonden in Synklino as well as its First Close Round from an investor syndicate comprising Saminvest, the European Investment Fund (EIF), the Danish Growth Fund (Vækstfonden), Novo Holdings and additional private investors

Represented True Gum in connection with Pre-Series A investment round from Oyster Venture Capital

Represented Finematter in connection with Seed Investment Round from Heartcore Capital

Represented Plant Jammer in connection with Series A Investment Round from the Danish Growth Fund (Vækstfonden), Dr. Oetker and Miele

Represented QuadSAT in connection with Series A Investment Round from the Danish Growth Fund (Vækstfonden) and Seraphim Space LLP

Represented Greystone Capital in connection with the investment in Syntonetic Media Solutions

Represented the founders of Grandhood in connection with Private Placement Investment into Grandhood from Velliv

Represented TAKT in connection with Pre-Series A Investment Round from a number of investors, including the Danish Growth Fund (Vækstfonden) and Philian

Represented Crane Ventures in connection with the $5.5 million Series A Round Investment in Forecast

Represented Pento in connection with the $2.8M Pre-Series A Investment Round from Point Nine Capital, Pre-Seed Ventures and Futuristics.vc

Represented MIG, Santo Venture Capital and Digital Health Ventures in connection with Series A Investment Round in Liva Healthcare

Represented SOWA Sound in connection with Seed Investment Round from a syndicate of business angels

Represented the founders and Uniqkey in connection with Seed Investment Round from Bumble Ventures

Represented Inno-Overblik.dk in connection with Seed Investment Round from North-East Family Office
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Corporate Finance & Venture Capital
Represented Liveshopper in connection with an equity investment from Boozt 
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Selected Publications

Tender Offers - new practice and new regulation
Nordisk Tidsskrift for Selskabsret no. 4/2014, pp. 1-12 (in Danish, Moalem, D., Nielsen, M.V.W. and Østenfjeld, L.M. (2014)

Legal Aspects of Prospectuses, Complex Financial History and Pro Forma Financial Statements
Nordisk Tidsskrift for Selskabsret no. 2/2012, pp. 88-97 (in Danish), Moalem, D., Nielsen, C. & Nielsen, M.V.W. (2012)

Exemption from the Obligation to Submit a Mandatory Tender Offer
Revision & Regnskabsvæsen no. 11/2012, pp. 42-50 (in Danish), Moalem, D. & Nielsen, M.V.W. (2012)

Match fixing in sports: Danish case law in line with international practice
Young Lawyers (Newsletter of the International Bar Association Public and Professional Interest Division), March 2012 Vol 18 no. 1, p. 16-18, Nielsen, M.V.W. (2012)

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