Corporate finance for innovators.

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 300+ M&A
professionals active in all major continents.

Who we are

Clipperton is a global investment banking platform 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 leading global corporates and investors worldwide.


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 financing and sophisticated leveraged buyouts.

Selected transactions


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

Janauary 3, 2022 – 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

Lengow receives a growth investment from Marlin Equity Partners

Clipperton acted as financial advisor to Lengow on a majority-control growth investment from Marlin Equity Partners. Lengow is a leading e-commerce automation SaaS platform that connects brands and online sales channels. Lengow’s best-in-class software platform enables its customers to streamline their e-commerce strategy, allowing them to centralize, automate and optimize sales performance across a comprehensive range of channels.

  • Undisclosed
  • 02/2021
  • Growth investment from Marlin Equity Partners

Ekimetrics raises a €24M equity round with Tikehau Capital and Bpifrance

Ekimetrics, a European leader in data science solutions, raises a combined total of €24 million in fresh capital and welcomes Tikehau Capital and Bpifrance as minority shareholders. The proceeds of the fundraising will enable Ekimetrics to fuel its international growth, and enhance its technological assets.

Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to Ekimetrics and its founders in this equity round.

  • €24M
  • 11/2020
  • Private Placement

Sendinblue raises $160M in Series B funding

Clipperton acted as financial advisor to Sendinblue, its management and shareholders, in structuring a $160 million (€140 million) Private Placement aiming to establish the company as a leading all-in-one sales and marketing platform focused on small and medium businesses worldwide.

This deal ranks in the Top 3 fundraising SaaS transactions and in the Top 5 largest venture capital transactions of all time in France. It is also the highest fundraising round for any all-in-one marketing platform in the U.S. and Europe.

  • $160M
  • 10/2020
  • Private Placement

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