Forward-thinking investment banking.
We assist innovative businesses and top-tier investors in crafting
first-class deals and building tomorrow’s leaders.
We are passionate about technology and have unmatched expertise
in our focus sectors, being a strategic partner to create value.
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.
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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.
Explore our track-record
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Groupe BPCE and Swile combine Swile and Bimpli
Groupe BPCE and Swile join forces to create a global leader in employee benefits and worktech combining Swile, a unicorn in the worktech sector, and Bimpli, a subsidiary of Groupe BPCE. Clipperton and Natixis Partners acted as financial advisor to Groupe BPCE in a joint mandate.
Astorg invests $500m in EcoVadis along with General Atlantic (BeyondNetZero) and GIC
Clipperton acted as exclusive financial adviser to Astorg on its investment in EcoVadis, a portfolio company of CVC Growth and Partech.
Cajoo, the French Q-Commerce pioneer, joins forces with Berlin-based unicorn Flink
Clipperton acted as exclusive sell-side financial advisor to Cajoo, the French Q-Commerce pioneer, on its sale to Flink, the Berlin-based Q-Commerce unicorn (backed by DoorDash, Prosus, Mubadala, and Target Global).
Eijsink, a leading SaaS vendor for cloud-based POS systems and digital solutions in Benelux, is sold to Metro
Clipperton acted as exclusive financial advisor to Eijsink, its management and shareholders on its sale to METRO [XTRA:B4B]. Through this transaction, Hospitality Digital, a 100% subsidiary of METRO, creates one of the largest software vendors in the field of cloud-based Point-of-Sales systems and digital solutions for the European hospitality industry.
Smartlook, a leading SaaS for product analytics and visual user insights to be acquired by Cisco [NASDAQ:CSCO]
Clipperton acted as the sole financial advisor to Smartlook, its management and its shareholders – Airbridge, Novira, Reflex [...]
Performance-driven influencer marketing agency Beastly is sold to Biggie Group
Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to Beastly on its sale to Biggie Group. Beastly joins Biggie Group [...]
Clipperton received the Gold Award for Best Tech Bankers in France at the 13th edition of the Sommet des Leaders de la Finance
🏆 We are very proud to have received the Gold Award for Best Tech Bankers in France at [...]
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