Vodeclic is acquired by Skillsoft Limited. 

Clipperton Finance acted as sole financial advisor to Vodeclic’s shareholders.

Paris – May, 15th 2015 – Clipperton Finance, a leading European corporate finance firm focused on the Technology and Media industries, announced today the closing of the sale of Vodeclic SAS, the leading French provider of new generation cloud-based enterprise learning solution for software and collaborative skills, to Skillsoft Limited, a global leader in learning and talent management.

Founded in 2007 and based in Paris, Vodeclic provides a state-of-the-art training solution for corporate users designed to help employees enhance their digital skills. Its solution features a broad library of 25,000+ how-to-videos encompassing a wide range of software applications and web services (Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Salesforce, social & collaborative tools …) produced in-house and available in 6 languages on an intuitive and agile user interface.

Joining the Skillsoft Group of companies, a global leader in corporate e-learning, is a great achievement for Vodeclic’s founders, employees and shareholders and will enable to grow quickly the international base of customers for Vodeclic’s platform.

Xavier Sillon, co-founder and CEO of Vodeclic, said “We look forward to joining the Skillsoft family. I am excited about what we, together, can offer to our customers when we pair our user-friendly multilingual platform with Skillsoft’s proven track record of helping organizations meet their performance objectives.”

This acquisition is the second transaction realized by Clipperton Finance in the e-learning space in the last twelve months, (after Cartus investment in German language learning solution provider Learnship) underlining its focus in this segment of the software space.

Skillsoft’s press release:http://www.skillsoft.com/about/press_room/press_releases/may_07_15_acquisition.asp

For more information, please contact:

Clipperton Finance

Thibaut Revel, Partner, trevel@clipperton.net

Antoine Ganancia, Senior Associate, aganancia@clipperton.net

Caroline Landré, Associate, clandre@clipperton.net

About Clipperton Finance

Clipperton Finance 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 Finance 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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