Paris, London – Nov 25th, 2008

Clipperton Finance, a leading European corporate finance boutique dedicated to the High Tech and Media industries, is pleased to announce the hiring of two Associates as well as the relocation of its offices in Paris and London.

The hires include:

Alexis Barba: prior to joining Clipperton Finance, Alexis was working as a Strategy Consultant with Mars & Co where he participated in various projects which included Telecommunications and more precisely Innovation for Mobile Network Operators. He graduated from Supélec and then obtained a M.S. in Economics and Corporate Management at the ENSPM/IFP-School.

Xavier Lottin: before joining Clipperton Finance, Xavier worked for Infosys, the leading Indian IT services company and then as a Strategy Consultant at Mars & Co with a focus on the Consumer Electronics industry. He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom Paris (ENST) where he majored in Computer Science.

The company has also relocated its Paris office, to the following address: 10 rue du Mont Thabor – 75001 Paris – France

Lastly, Clipperton Finance has moved its London offices to : E42, Berkeley Square – London W1J 5AW – UK

These expansions illustrate Clipperton Finance’s motivation to further extend its European footprint and develop its activities in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. The London office will serve as H.Q. for Clipperton Fimeris, the joint venture created last year between Clipperton Finance and its partner Fimeris, serving the private equity community (venture capital and growth equity).

About Clipperton Finance
Clipperton Finance is a European corporate finance boutique dedicated to the High Tech and Media industries. Clipperton is focused on start-up and advanced companies in the Software, Telecom, Components and Media/Internet spaces, advising them in their financial transactions: fundraising/capital increases and Mergers & Acquisitions. Over the past years the company and its team have structured numerous high level international transactions in the European High Tech sector.

About Clipperton Fimeris
Headquartered in London and represented in Paris and New York, Clipperton Fimeris is a corporate finance advisory and placement agent dedicated to the needs of General Partners and their Limited Partners. Clipperton Fimeris serves the private equity community with a clear focus on venture capital and growth equity assets. Leveraging the combined knowledge of Fimeris Financial Services (fund placement and secondary market advisory) and Clipperton Finance (investment banking boutique focused on the venture capital market), Clipperton Fimeris provides leading solutions to private equity decision-makers worldwide.