Privateaser, the leading online marketplace digitalizing the world of event planning, raises a €10 million Series-B round with Serena Capital and FJ Labs
Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to Privateaser
- European VC Serena Capital is leading this €10 million acceleration round, with the participation of US-based FJ Labs and existing shareholder ISAI.
- Privateaser will use the funds to accelerate its B2B offering, improve its tool for venue managers and strengthen its leadership position in Europe.
Paris – March 2018 – Leading European corporate finance boutique Clipperton is proud to announce it acted as sole financial advisor to Privateaser – the #1 digital event booking and management platform– in structuring a €10 million round led by Serena Capital with participation of FJ Labs and of historical investor ISAI. With this new fundraising, Privateaser’s 5-year growth plan is very clear: build a presence in the largest cities in Europe, generate €500 million of new business for its partners, and enable companies to be 80% more efficient when organizing their events.
Privateaser is the online leader in group booking for bars, restaurants and venues (+3,000 locations). Since inception in 2014, more than 1.5 million people have attended a Privateaser event, in France or in Spain. The company is now expanding in a fast-changing European market poised for digitalization. Privateaser’s success relies heavily on automation, which is revolutionizing a market currently still dominated by offline agencies, for whom the planning process can take several days.
Privateaser has already helped nearly 4,000 companies, such as Accenture, BNP Paribas and SNCF and is now looking consolidate its leading position on a market estimated at €100+ billion in Europe only.
Nicolas Furlani, co-founder and CEO of Privateaser explains, “We want to be the go-to event management tool for businesses, which will allow our clients to organize all their events in just a few clicks, while also giving them a very clear view of their total event spending. Every company we meet is asking for such a solution, but no one has been able to provide it until now.”
This transaction marks another successful transaction for Clipperton for a fast-growing SaaS-enabled marketplace – having successfully advised iAdvize, Boxtal, MeilleursAgents among others
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