European Innovation Financing 2019

Date: January, 24th, 2020

Clipperton, in partnership with Digimind, releases its European Innovation Financing report covering the full year 2019.

Following a stabilization period in 2018, European innovation financing posted a whopping 60% increase in value to reach $26.1bn in 2019. While the increase in deal volume was muted, transaction values soared in the wake of a handful of “mega-rounds” (>$300m) closed during the year for Europe’s tech champions.

Key highlights of this study are:

  • Investment in European innovation increased markedly vs 2018 at $26.1bn.
  • Confirmed trend: more and larger “mega-rounds”.
  • Positive year for the French ecosystem with numerous acceleration rounds (Meero, Doctolib, Ynsect, etc.).
  • The largest investments were received from international growth equity investors such as SoftBank and most of the money raised in 2019 was geared toward IT start-ups driven by Fintech and Software.

Please fill in the form to download the WGF 2019 report.

Clipperton is a European independent corporate finance advisory firm exclusively dedicated to the Technology space, advising high growth companies on M&A transactions, debt financings and equity offerings. With offices in London, Berlin, Munich and Paris and an international reach, Clipperton is a European leader in Technology financial advisory. Over the past 16 years, the team has successfully completed more than 300 high profile transactions globally. For more details please visit www.clipperton.net

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