European innovation financing reached new heights in 2017 with close to $17 billion raised by tech businesses and an increasing number of “mega-deals”.
Clipperton, in partnership with Digimind, releases its European Innovation Financing report covering the full year 2017.
Click here to download the report: Clipperton’s European Innovation Financing Report 2017
Key highlights of this study are:
Thibaut Revel, Partner at Clipperton, wrote:
The full year data of 2017 disclose a record with c. $17B invested in European tech companies, and more importantly an impressive growth rate compared to 2016 (almost 40%). The obvious question comes: do we stand at the peak of the cycle and will 2018 be the start of the decline?
A few indicators in our H2 2017 report support the bear case:
While top deals in value are still dominated by marketplaces, fintech and food delivery, it is worth pointing out that there is an increasing number of sizable rounds in segments with strong technology content: in AI obviously but also in electronics (e.g. GraphCore) or in automotive / mobility tech (Lilium, Volocopter, Vulog…).
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Clipperton is a European independent corporate finance advisory firm exclusively dedicated to the Technology space, advising innovative companies on M&A transactions, debt financings and equity offerings. With offices in London, Berlin, and Paris 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 200 high profile transactions globally.
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