Forward-thinking investment banking.

We assist innovative businesses and top-tier investors in crafting
first-class deals and building tomorrow’s leaders.

Technology focused.

We are passionate about technology and have unmatched expertise
in our focus sectors, being a strategic partner to create value.

Global reach.

We offer privileged access to leading corporates and funds
worldwide, thanks to our global network of 400+ M&A
professionals active in all major continents.

Who we are

Clipperton is a leading investment bank advising high-growth innovative businesses and their shareholders on their strategic transactions. We focus exclusively on digital and technology-driven sectors, and have forged personal relationships with decision-makers amongst top tier global corporates and investors worldwide.

Corporate finance
for innovators

Our mission

deals on a
global scale

Since 2003 (and even the late '90s for our founding team), we pride ourselves on assisting leading innovators in the long run in their strategic and financial development. We have realized over 400 transactions in the broader technology industry, assisting tech champions in complex cross-border M&A, growth financings and sophisticated leveraged buyouts.

Selected transactions

HarfangLab raised €25m with Crédit Mutuel Innovation, MassMutual Ventures and Elaia

Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to HarfangLab, a French Cybersecurity software company offering endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions to enhance identification and neutralization of cyberattacks, on its €25m Series A led by Crédit Mutuel Innovation, with the participation of MassMutual Ventures and Elaia.

  • Private Placement
  • 10/2023

gridscale sold to OVHcloud [EURONEXT:OVH]

Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to gridscale, the leading German platform provider for hyperconverged infrastructures, and its founders and shareholders – including Endeit, HTGF and EnBW New Ventures – on its sale to OVHcloud.

  • Sell-Side
  • 08/2023

ARLETTIE welcomes the CAPZA Transition investment fund to its capital

Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to the ARLETTIE Group and its shareholders on its LBO with CAPZA Transition.

  • Sell-Side
  • 06/2023
  • LBO

Smartlook sold to Cisco [NASDAQ:CSCO]

Clipperton acted as the sole financial advisor to Smartlook, its management and its shareholders – Airbridge, Novira, Reflex Capital and the founders – on its sale to Cisco.

  • Sell-Side
  • 04/2023

Capital Croissance sells its majority stake in Equativ to Bridgepoint Development Capital

Clipperton acted as special advisor to Capital Croissance and Adelie on the sale of their majority stake in Equativ (formerly Smart Ad Server) to Bridgepoint Development Capital in an MBO transaction.

  • Sell-Side
  • 02/2023

Gandi, the leading French domain name registrar, web and email hosting service, is joining forces with pan-European champion Total Webhosting Solutions

Clipperton acted as the sole financial advisor to the shareholders and the management of Gandi on its acquisition by Total Webhosting Solutions (TWS). This mission was carried out in the context of the sale of Gandi by Montefiore Investment, majority shareholder since 2019. The merger of the two companies, which share a similar DNA and entrepreneurial values, will create a new group, Your.Online.

  • Sell-Side
  • 02/2023

Welcome to the Jungle raises a €50m series C round

Welcome to the Jungle, France’s major SaaS player in the employer branding and recruitment space, raises €50m with Blisce, Cipio Partners, Groupe ADP, Kostogri and RAISE Sherpas, backed by historical investors Revaia, XAnge and Bpifrance (via its Digital Ventures fund).

  • €50m
  • 01/2023

Reporting 21 is sold to Thoma Bravo’s portfolio company Cority

Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to Reporting 21 (formerly Sirsa), a leading sustainability-focused SaaS platform, on its sale to Cority, a portfolio company of Thoma Bravo.

  • Sell-Side
  • 09/2022

vLex received an investment from Oakley Capital

The award-winning SaaS platform offering easy access to the largest collection of legal information in a single service welcomes the pan-European private equity investor Oakley Capital to its capital. 

  • Undisclosed
  • 09/2022

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