As we transitioned from a 2022 marked by economic turbulence, including high inflation, modest economic growth, and geopolitical concerns, into the first quarter of 2023, we’ve faced persistent uncertainty in a demanding funding landscape. The tech industry has navigated its fair share of challenges, contending with a tough job market characterized by increased layoffs, rising interest rates, and wavering trust in the banking system.

Nonetheless, there’s reason for optimism: we believe that, despite this complex financial climate, start-ups have the potential to capitalize on the opportunities this economic situation presents, allowing them to thrive and prosper in their respective industries. Since its inception in 2003, Clipperton has consistently offered its expertise to clients throughout every economic cycle and has supported numerous tech disruptors with acceleration rounds and M&A deals in early 2023.

In Q1 2023, Clipperton advised on as many as six fundraisings of €15m or more, enabling European tech trailblazers such as Welcome to the Jungle (HR Tech), Exotrail (Space Tech), and Taurus (Fintech) to secure funds for growth acceleration.

Additionally, Clipperton advised on some major M&A transactions in Q1 2023, involving strategic acquirers and private equity funds, including deals like Gandi’s sale to Total Webhosting Solutions and the €300m+ majority stake sale of Equativ to Bridgepoint Development Capital by Capital Croissance and Adelie.

Clipperton has showcased its expertise in managing successful international transaction across diverse sectors, including Space Tech, HR Tech, and Cloud Hosting. This is evidenced by its partnerships with clients, investors or acquirers in Switzerland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom during the first quarter of 2023.

To learn more about the tech deals which Clipperton has advised in France and across Europe, click here.

We were also delighted to announce the addition of Olivier CombaudouAndreas Hering and Martin Vielle to the firm’s partnership. Clipperton’s leadership team is now composed of 10 Partners and over 50 experienced professionals based out of Paris, Berlin and Munich.

We welcomed Olivier Combaudou, Andreas Hering, and Martin Vielle to the firm’s partnership

For the last two decades, Clipperton has been committed to supporting its clients across their growth journey, resulting in the firm expanding to a team of 50 employees in France and Germany. Martin and Olivier have been with Clipperton for over ten years, evidence of the stability of the firm’s senior team. In Germany, the steady growth of the team and the promotion of Andreas to Partner further strengthen Clipperton’s presence and influence in the DACH region.

Our Munich team moved into new offices

Our team in Munich is growing steadily and it recently moved into new beautiful offices. You can now find us at Sternstraße 21, 80538 München!