- Natixis Partners will acquire a minority stake in Clipperton and thereby strengthen its service offering to its industrial and Private Equity clients in order to assist them in their Tech developments.
- In addition to its own European offices in Paris, Berlin and London, Clipperton will now benefit from a leading platform in the rest of the world, particularly in the United States (with PJ Solomon) and in Asia (with Vermilion Partners).
- Thanks to this new alliance, Clipperton continues to scale quickly and reinforces its status as the reference European M&A boutique focused on technology
With Natixis Partners as a new minority shareholder, and the alliance with Natixis and its affiliates, Clipperton will reach a key milestone in the company’s development by significantly broadening its service offering. Clipperton joins a global network of M&A boutiques, notably in the United States where PJ Solomon has completed more than 300 transactions in Digital Media, Enterprise Software, and Consumer/Retail. Clipperton will also have access to the Natixis/ BPCE network (2nd largest bank in France with offices in over 30 countries across the globe) and will benefit from Natixis‘ unique offering and expertise in financing and stock market transactions (ECM).
Established in 2003, Clipperton has always placed its M&A and financing advisory capacity at the service of innovative companies throughout their growth cycle. Clipperton has been the financial advisor to many category leaders in the European Technology industry, from electronic components to Internet media, e-commerce and SaaS including companies such as Dailymotion, Teads, AramisAuto, Webedia, Vestiaire Collective, iAdvize, Sequans Communications [NYSE: SEQNS] or Withings in France, and also Gastrofix or Hitmeister in Germany, Videoplaza in Sweden or Odoo in Belgium.
Speaking for Clipperton’s Managing Partners, Nicolas von Bülow said: “We are particularly pleased with this new development, which will allow us to better serve our customers and significantly expand our international network, range of services and skills. Technology adoption and digital transformation are more than ever at the heart of major economic issues, and we have been working on assisting this digital transformation for fifteen years now, alongside major international groups as well as start-ups and European investment funds. It was therefore essential for us to bring even more experience and international access to our customers, and that is what this alliance will enable us to do.”
For Natixis Partners, the objective of this alliance is to develop, with the support of Clipperton, a top-tier corporate finance advisory offering in the Tech field and to further assist its clients, corporate or Private Equity funds, in their digital developments.
On behalf of the partners of Natixis Partners, its President Patrick Maurel said: “We are delighted to partner with the Clipperton team. Together with them we will be able to bring to our clients a recognized Tech expertise. By joining Natixis and our global network of affiliated M&A boutiques, Clipperton will have the means to further accelerate its development and strengthen its position as a leading Tech player in Europe.”
Clipperton is a European independent corporate finance advisory firm exclusively dedicated to the Technology & Internet industries, advising innovative companies on M&A transactions, debt financings and equity offerings. With offices in London, Paris, and Berlin and an international reach, Clipperton is a European leader in Technology financial advisory. Over the past 15 years, the team has successfully completed more than 230 high profile transactions globally. For more details please visit www.clipperton.net
About Natixis Partners
Natixis Partners is the Natixis entity dedicated to mid-market and private equity transactions. The firm has a dedicated Debt Advisory team, a Real Estate team and an international network of more than 45 offices worldwide with local M&A teams in the United States (PJ Solomon), Spain, Italy and Asia. The investment bank, managed by a team of partners who have been working together for nearly 15 years, advised about 40 transactions in 2017 and more than 200 transactions over the last 6 years.
Natixis is the international corporate and investment banking, asset management, insurance and financial services arm of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd-largest banking group in France with 31 million clients spread over two retail banking networks, Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne.
With more than 17,000 employees, Natixis has a number of areas of expertise that are organized into four main business lines: Asset & Wealth Management, Corporate & Investment Banking, Insurance and Specialized Financial Services.
A global player, Natixis has its own client base of companies, financial institutions and institutional investors as well as the client base of individuals, professionals and small and medium-size businesses of Groupe BPCE’s banking networks.