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Natixis Partners will acquire a minority stake in Clipperton strengthening its service offering to its industrial and private equity clients in order to assist them in their tech developments.
In addition to its own European offices in Paris, Berlin and London, Clipperton will now benefit from a leading platform in the rest of the world, particularly in the United States (with PJ Solomon) and in Asia (with Vermilion Partners).
Thanks to this new alliance, Clipperton continues to scale quickly and reinforces its status as the reference European M&A boutique focused on technology.
With Natixis Partners as a new minority shareholder, and the alliance with Natixis and its affiliates, Clipperton will reach a key milestone in the company’s development by significantly broadening its service offering. Clipperton joins a global network of M&A boutiques, notably in the United States where PJ Solomon has completed more than 300 transactions in Digital Media, Enterprise Software, and Consumer/Retail. Clipperton will also have access to the Natixis/ BPCE network (2nd largest bank in France with offices in over 30 countries across the globe) and will benefit from Natixis' unique offering and expertise in financing and stock market transactions (ECM).
Established in 2003, Clipperton has always placed its M&A and financing advisory capacity at the service of innovative companies throughout their growth cycle. Clipperton has been the financial advisor to many category leaders in the European Technology industry, from electronic components to Internet media, e-commerce and SaaS including companies such as Dailymotion, Teads, AramisAuto, Webedia, Vestiaire Collective, iAdvize, Sequans Communications [NYSE: SEQNS] or Withings in France, and also Gastrofix or Hitmeister in Germany, Videoplaza in Sweden or Odoo in Belgium.
Speaking for Clipperton's Managing Partners, Nicolas von Bülow, says: “We are particularly pleased with this new development, which will allow us to better serve our customers and significantly expand our international network, range of services and skills. Technology adoption and digital transformation are more than ever at the heart of major economic issues, and we have been working on assisting this digital transformation for fifteen years now, alongside major international groups as well as start-ups and European investment funds. It was therefore essential for us to bring even more experience and international access to our customers, and that is what this alliance will enable us to do.”
For Natixis Partners, the objective of this alliance is to develop, with the support of Clipperton, a top-tier corporate finance advisory offering in the Tech field and to further assist its clients, corporate or Private Equity funds, in their digital developments.
Natixis Partners President Patrick Maurel says: “We are delighted to partner with the Clipperton team. Together with them we will be able to bring to our clients a recognised Tech expertise. By joining Natixis and our global network of affiliated M&A boutiques, Clipperton will have the means to further accelerate its development and strengthen its position as a leading Tech player in Europe.”
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