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

Welcome to the Jungle acquired Otta to expand into the UK and US

Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to Welcome to the Jungle, France’s major SaaS player in the employer branding and recruitment space, on its acquisition of Otta, the British job search platform for candidates.

  • Buy-Side
  • 01/2024

Braincube raises €83m with Scottish Equity Partners and Bpifrance

Clipperton acted as the sole financial advisor to Braincube, a market-leading SaaS industrial data platform, on its €83m growth financing led by Scottish Equity Partners. 

  • €83m
  • 11/2023
  • Private Placement

Grasp is sold to Bridgepoint’s portfolio company MiQ

Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to Grasp, a media governance & data quality SaaS platform for the advertising industry, on its sale to MiQ, a New York-based programmatic media partner for marketers and agencies, backed by Bridgepoint. 

  • Sell-Side
  • 11/2023

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

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