Cipio Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Secondary Investor Profile

In the last 3 years, Cipio Partners has invested in 1 company.

Cipio Partners’ most common sectors for investment aresoftware (19%) and internet software and services (15%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (56%) and growth capital (26%). In total, Cipio Partners has invested in 5 US states and 9 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired mysportgroup for $15M.

In the last 3 years, Cipio Partners has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (51%). Cipio Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold BroadLight for $195M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity90
    • M&A Buy Activity27
    • M&A Sell Activity63
  • Total Sectors Invested 12
  • Total Countries Invested 9
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 48

Cipio Partners

Palais am Lenbachplatz, Ottostrasse 8,
Munich, D-80333
Germany
+49 89 55 06 96 0
www.cipiopartners.com
info@cipiopartners.com

Cipio Partners is an investment management firm focused on secondary investments, as well as early and later-stage venture capital transactions. Sectors of interest include technology, media, and communications. Cipio Partners was formed in 2003 and is based in Munich, Germany.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Business Services, Chemicals, Communications, Defense, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Engineering, Financial Services, Information Technology, Media, Medical Products, Retail, Semiconductors, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Secondary Buyout, Venture

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Canada, Western Europe, Eastern Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 2 6
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 22 4 - - 1 - 27
vol $52M $52M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 60 2 - - - 1 63
vol $961M $961M
  90

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Blackwood Seven A/S 2022-04-25 - Add-on Acquisition
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.blackwoodseven.com
ZappiStore Ltd. 2021-02-25 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.zappi.io
Vitafy GmbH 2018-12-13 - Growth Capital
Munich, Germany · www.vitafy.de
softgarden e-recruiting GmbH 2018-09-03 - Secondary Buyout
Berlin, Germany · www.softgarden.com
Brightpearl Ltd. 2018-07-26 - Growth Capital
Austin, Texas · www.brightpearl.com
Blackwood Seven A/S 2018-06-05 - Growth Capital
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.blackwoodseven.com
B2X Care Solutions GmbH 2018-03-14 - Growth Capital
Munich, Germany · www.b2x.com
Time Domain Corp. 2018-02-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Huntsville, Alabama · www.timedomain.com
wywy GmbH 2017-11-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Munich, Germany · www.wywy.com
Ethernity Networks Ltd. 2017-06-29 - IPO
Lod, Israel · www.ethernitynet.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 2 (22%) - 5 (19%) -
Internet Software and Services 2 (22%) - 4 (15%) -
E-Commerce 1 (11%) - 3 (11%) 30M (58%)
Semiconductors 1 (11%) 15M (100%) 3 (11%) 15M (29%)
Communications 1 (11%) - 3 (11%) 7M (13%)
Information Technology - - 3 (11%) -
Business Services 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (4%) -
Electronics - - 1 (4%) -
Marketing - - 1 (4%) -
Media 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 $15M 27 $52M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 2 (22%) 15M (100%) 9 (33%) 22M (42%)
  California 1 (11%) 15M (100%) 5 (19%) 22M (42%)
  Texas 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
  Washington - - 1 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (4%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (4%) -
Germany 3 (33%) - 7 (26%) 15M (29%)
United Kingdom 3 (33%) - 4 (15%) -
France - - 2 (7%) -
Sweden 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Spain - - 1 (4%) 15M (29%)
Italy - - 1 (4%) -
Denmark - - 1 (4%) -
Israel - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 3 (33%) - 7 (26%) 15M (29%)
Cross-border 6 (67%) 15M (100%) 20 (74%) 37M (71%)
Total 9 $15M 27 $52M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture 2 (22%) 15M (100%) 15 (56%) 52M (100%)
Growth Capital 6 (67%) - 7 (26%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 4 (15%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (11%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 9 $15M 27 $52M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 22 (35%) 743M (77%)
Trade Sale 18 (29%) 150M (16%)
Sold to Existing Investors 9 (14%) -
Secondary Sale 4 (6%) 68M (7%)
IPO 4 (6%) -
Sold to Management 3 (5%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (2%) -
Recapitalization 1 (2%) -
Unknown 1 (2%) -
Total 63 $961M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 4 $52M
TOTAL $52M
Largest mysportgroup GmbH
$15M (2012-07-12)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $704M
< $100M 5 $257M
TOTAL $961M
Largest BroadLight, Inc.
$195M (2012-03-21)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
4%
1 (4%)
Exited to
Investor(s)
5%
3 (5%)
Strategic(s)
51%
32 (51%)

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