Corporate finance for innovators.

We assist innovative businesses and top tier investors in crafting
first-class deals and building tomorrows’ leaders.

Technology focused.

We are passionate about technology and have unmatched expertise
in our focus sectors, being a strategic partner to create value.

Global reach.

We offer privileged access to leading corporates and funds
worldwide, thanks to our global network of 300+ M&A
professionals active in all major continents

Who we are

Clipperton is a global investment banking platform advising high-growth innovative businesses and their shareholders in their strategic transactions. We focus exclusively on digital and technology-driven sectors, and have forged personal relationships with decision-makers amongst leading global corporates and investors worldwide.

Forward-thinking
investment
banking

Our mission

crafting
first-class
deals on a
global scale

Since 2003 (and even the late ’90s for our founding team), we pride ourselves assisting leading innovators on the long run in their strategic and financial development. We have realized over 300 transactions in the broader technology industry, assisting tech champions in complex cross-border M&A, growth financing and sophisticated leveraged buyouts.

Selected transactions

Sendinblue raises $160M in Series B funding

Clipperton acted as financial advisor to Sendinblue, its management and shareholders, in structuring a $160 million (€140 million) Private Placement aiming to establish the company as a leading all-in-one sales and marketing platform focused on small and medium businesses worldwide.

This deal ranks in the Top 3 fundraising SaaS transactions and in the Top 5 largest venture capital transactions of all time in France. It is also the highest fundraising round for any all-in-one marketing platform in the U.S. and Europe.

  • $160M
  • 10/2020
  • Private Placement

Withings reaches a major milestone with a $60m financing round led by healthcare specialist fund Gilde Healthcare, Idinvest Partners and Bpifrance

Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to Withings in structuring a $60 million growth equity financing round led by healthcare specialist fund Gilde Healthcare, Idinvest Partners and Bpifrance together with co-investors including BNP Paribas Développement, Oddo BHF Private Equity, Adelie Capital.

  • $60m
  • 07/2020
  • Private Placement

Gastrofix sold to Lightspeed POS Inc. (TSX:LSPD)

Gastrofix shareholders retained Clipperton as Sole Financial Advisor in its sale to Lightspeed POS Inc. (TSX: LSPD), to further disrupt the hospitality market.

Lightspeed POS Inc. is a leading omnichannel point of sale platform to nearly 57,000 small and medium-sized retail and restaurant locations worldwide in over 100 countries around the world.

The transaction highlights Clipperton’s capacity to serve its clients as a long-term trusted adviser until the liquidity event and beyond (as seen with Webedia, Aramis Auto etc.), and expertise in cross-border M&A transactions.

  • $125 million
  • 01/2020

Sculpteo sold to BASF [ETR: BAS]

Founded 10 years ago and backed by XAnge and Creadev, Sculpteo is the pioneer of digital manufacturing with a full range of online 3D printing services.

By joining the world’s leading chemical company, Sculpteo 3D platform will be developed further into a global network to offer customers end-to-end industrial 3D printing solutions.

This is the 6th cross-border M&A deal advised by Clipperton recently, highlighting its expertise in managing this type of transactions, e.g. Matooma (FR) sold to Wireless Logic (UK), NetRange (DE) sold to Access Co. (JP), Vide Dressing (FR) sold to Adevinta (NO), etc.

  • Sell-Side
  • 11/2019

Welcome to the jungle raises €20 million to fuel growth

Gaia Capital Partners, a new growth fund focused on companies that have a positive environmental or societal impact, is leading this € 20 million round, also backed by historical investors Xange, Bpifrance, SGPA and Financière Saint-James.

The company will use the money to expand in more European countries, and launch new products such as Welcome Home, a new generation intra-enterprise communication platform.

This is already the second transaction managed by Clipperton, after a €7 million series A in May 2018.

  • €20 million
  • 10/2019

Wireless logic acquires French IoT start up Matooma

Matooma will join the UK-based European IoT connectivity leader and will strengthen its presence in continental Europe.

Founded 7 years ago and profitable for the past 3 years, Matooma is growing rapidly with 2,500 clients to-date and forecasts a revenue of €15m in 2019.

The transaction highlights Clipperton’s expertise in cross-border M&A transactions after a series of completed deals within last 12 months – e.g. NetRange (DE) sold to Access Co. (JP), Vide Dressing (FR) sold to Adevinta (NO), Musement (IT) sold to TUI (DE), etc.

  • Sell-side
  • 07/2019

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