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 (20%) and internet software and services (16%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include venture (58%) and growth capital (24%). In total, Cipio Partners has invested in 5 US states and 8 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2012 when it acquired mysportgroup for $15M.

In the last 3 years, Cipio Partners has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (52%). Cipio Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2012 when it sold BroadLight for $195M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity94
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity68
  • Total Sectors Invested 11
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 51

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), Growth Capital, 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 5 15
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 25 - 1 - - - 26
vol $37M $37M
Sell (0.6/yr) # 65 1 1 1 - - 68
vol $961M $961M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Blackwood Seven A/S 2022-04-25 - Trade Sale
Copenhagen, Denmark · www.blackwoodseven.com
Onzo Ltd. 2021-09-14 - Trade Sale
London, United Kingdom · www.onzo.com
ZappiStore Ltd. 2021-02-25 - Growth Capital
London, United Kingdom · www.zappi.io
DisplayLink Corp. 2020-07-21 - Trade Sale
Palo Alto, California · www.displaylink.com
Vitafy GmbH 2018-12-13 - Growth Capital
Munich, Germany · www.vitafy.de
softgarden e-recruiting GmbH 2018-09-03 - Secondary Sale
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 - Trade Sale
Huntsville, Alabama · www.timedomain.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Software 1 (20%) - 5 (19%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (20%) - 4 (15%) -
E-Commerce 1 (20%) - 3 (12%) 30M (81%)
Communications 1 (20%) - 3 (12%) 7M (19%)
Information Technology - - 3 (12%) -
Semiconductors - - 2 (8%) -
Technology Hardware - - 2 (8%) -
Business Services 1 (20%) - 1 (4%) -
Digital Media - - 1 (4%) -
Electronics - - 1 (4%) -
Marketing - - 1 (4%) -
Total 5 - 26 $37M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 1 (20%) - 9 (35%) 7M (19%)
  California - - 5 (19%) 7M (19%)
  Texas 1 (20%) - 1 (4%) -
  Washington - - 1 (4%) -
  Massachusetts - - 1 (4%) -
  Alabama - - 1 (4%) -
Germany 3 (60%) - 8 (31%) 15M (41%)
United Kingdom 1 (20%) - 3 (12%) -
France - - 2 (8%) -
Spain - - 1 (4%) 15M (40%)
Italy - - 1 (4%) -
Denmark - - 1 (4%) -
Israel - - 1 (4%) -
Domestic 3 (60%) - 8 (31%) 15M (41%)
Cross-border 2 (40%) - 18 (69%) 22M (59%)
Total 5 - 26 $37M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Venture - - 15 (58%) 37M (100%)
Growth Capital 4 (80%) - 6 (23%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) - - 4 (15%) -
Stake Purchase 1 (20%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 5 - 26 $37M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale - Public Company 23 (34%) 743M (77%)
Trade Sale 20 (29%) 150M (16%)
Sold to Existing Investors 9 (13%) -
Secondary Sale 5 (7%) 68M (7%)
IPO 4 (6%) -
Sold to Management 3 (4%) -
Bankruptcy 1 (1%) -
Merger 1 (1%) -
Recapitalization 1 (1%) -
Unknown 1 (1%) -
Total 68 $961M

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 3 $37M
TOTAL $37M
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)
6%
4 (6%)
Strategic(s)
53%
36 (53%)

FAQ

When was Cipio Partners founded?

Cipio Partners was founded in 2003.

What type of investor is Cipio Partners?

Cipio Partners is a secondary investor.

Where is Cipio Partners headquartered?

Cipio Partners is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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