We are pleased to share news regarding Clipperton’s activity. Since the beginning of 2020, we kept busy and we are proud to announce:
- several exciting transactions we’ve advised.
- an expansion of our international coverage capacity in Germany and Southern Europe.
We also had the opportunity to strengthen some of our expertises and share our views on the current trends regarding the tech ecosystem especially regarding Covid-19 impacts.
In these troubled times with uncertainty and economic unstability, Clipperton is proving even more its value proposition as a long-term advisor and business partner to innovative businesses, their management and shareholders in assisting them in strategic operations.
Strong activity : 12 transactions closed in H1 2020
We advised 12 tech transactions during the first 6 months of 2020, including 7 sell-side M&A, 1 LBO and 4 financings.
Expanding our international coverage capacity
We’re proud to announce that we’re expanding our German coverage and recently opened an office in Munich. German operations are headed by Duncan Klauser.
We also appointed Pablo Fernandez, cofounder of Clicars.com and investor in several startups, as Senior Advisor to help us extend our coverage in Southern Europe.
Deepening our expertises
- After advising several ecommerce players as well as online retailers, we are deepening our knowledge in Consumer Internet, especially regarding Digital Native Vertical Brands. Our recent track-record with the financings of BonneGueule and Courbet following the publication of a dedicated research paper are proof of our intimate understanding of these models. More on our DNVB expertise.
- We strongly believe that Artificial Intelligence is entering a new maturity stage. Our analysis is based on our recent track-record in different verticals and at different stages of development, with transactions such as Qopius, Finfrog or Ibex, as well as our comprehensive expertise regarding this technology. Check out our views on this subject.
Sharing our views on Covid-19 impacts
We organized a webinar dedicated to Covid-19 impacts on the Tech ecosystem as well as the role of technology in this global crisis. During this webinar, we had the opportunity to share key insights of the financial community (more than 30 European PE funds interviewed) and to discuss the crisis impacts with Greg Coleman, former President at Criteo, BuzzFeed and Huffington Post, currently Executive-in-Residence at Lerer Hippeau Ventures and a Board Advisor at Clipperton as well as Eric Hippeau, Managing Partner of the NYC VC fund Lerer Hippeau Ventures.