Leading news and entertainment media platform dedicated to youth Melty receives €10.5 million in venture financing to accelerate innovative content production and fuel international expansion

Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to Melty

Paris – November, 26th 2015 – Clipperton, a leading European corporate finance firm focused on the Technology, Media and Healthcare industries, worked alongside leading news and entertainment Media platform dedicated to youth Melty on the syndication of a €10.5 million financing round led by Jaina Capital, AccorHotels and Patricia Barbizet and with historical investors Serena Capital and Bouygues Telecom Initiatives also participating.

With 22m unique visitors (October 2015) across 32 websites and mobile apps, Melty is on track to become the world’s No.1 media platform fully dedicated to youth. Melty’s content systematically conveys the positive energy of the youth and notably builds its reputation through original actions such as talent management or live events, generating unique in-house production content.

Today, Melty is the undisputed leader in its vertical in France, with over 1 young person out of 3 surfing on Melty, and has demonstrated its ability to launch and grow rapidly in various geographies (Italy, Spain, Latam, etc.).

The Company was built around a unique, in-house technology platform, allowing the detection of young readers’ interest in real time and optimized management of content production for SEO and social platforms.

For more information, please contact:

Clipperton
Nicolas von Bülow, Partner, nvonbulow@clipperton.net
Thibaut Revel, Partner, trevel@clipperton.net
Thomas de Montille, Vice-President, tdemontille@clipperton.net
Laurent Babut, Associate, lbabut@clipperton.net

About Clipperton
Clipperton is a European independent corporate finance advisory firm exclusively dedicated to the Technology and Healthcare industries, advising high growth 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 150 high profile transactions globally.

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