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

crafting
first-class
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

Groupe BPCE and Swile enter into exclusive discusssions to combine Swile and Bimpli

Groupe BPCE and Swile plan to 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

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

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

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

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