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 350 transactions in the broader technology industry, assisting tech champions in complex cross-border M&A, growth financings and sophisticated leveraged buyouts.

Selected transactions

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

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.

  • Undisclosed
  • 07/2022

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.

  • $500m
  • 06/2022

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

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.

  • Sell-Side
  • 03/2022

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

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