Forward-thinking investment banking.

We assist innovative businesses and top tier investors in crafting
first-class deals and building tomorrows’ 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 assisting leading innovators on the long run in their strategic and financial development. We have realized over 350 transactions in the broader technology industry, assisting tech champions in complex cross-border M&A, growth financings and sophisticated leveraged buyouts.

Selected transactions

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).

  • Sell-side
  • 05/2022

MBO & Co‘s growth investment in Praxedo

Clipperton acted as financial advisor to MBO & Co on its investment in Praxedo, a fast-growth SaaS player considered as one of the reference solutions for Field Service Management.

  • Buy-Side
  • 03/2022
  • Growth investment

Packlink, Europe’s leading shipping platform, is sold to Thoma Bravo’s portfolio company, Auctane

Clipperton acted as sole sell-side financial advisor to Packlink, its management and shareholders (a.o. Eight Roads, Accel and Active Venture Partners) on its sale to Auctane, a leader in fulfilment software (recently acquired by Thoma Bravo).

  • Undisclosed
  • 01/2022

Merieux Equity Partners leads a $150m growth financing round in DentalMonitoring, France’s new HealthTech Unicorn

October 21, 2021 – Clipperton acted as exclusive financial advisor to Merieux Equity Partners on a $150m growth financing round of DentalMonitoring. Through this capital increase, DentalMonitoring joins France’s “Unicorn Club” as the 2nd French HealthTech company reaching the $1bn valuation mark.

  • $150m
  • 10/2021

Ardian Expansion successfully acquired Artefact SA [ALATF]

December 15, 2021 – Clipperton acted as financial advisor to Ardian Expansion as part of its acquisition of a majority stake in Artefact SA, a high-growth data services firm with a global footprint, together with Cathay Capital.

  • Buy-Side
  • 07/2021
  • Take-private

AssessFirst receives an investment from CAPZA Growth Tech

Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to AssessFirst, an HR Tech company, on the recent growth investment of CAPZA Growth Tech. AssessFirst has developed a predictive recruitment SaaS solution allowing companies to predict how well candidates and employees will succeed and thrive in their job on the basis of their abilities, their motivations and their personality.

  • Undisclosed
  • 07/2021

Inova receives a $70 million growth investment from Carlyle [NASDAQ: CG] and NextStage

Clipperton acted as the exclusive advisor to Inova and its shareholders. Carlyle’s and NextStage’s investment will enable Inova to accelerate its growth, fund product innovation and M&A initiatives.

  • $70m
  • 07/2021

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