Cipio News

Cipio Partners-backed MyOptique Group acquires 4Care and Eyewearbrands

Luxembourg – 17 August 2015 – MyOptique Group, a Cipio Partners portfolio company specializing in online eyewear retail, has acquired German eyewear business 4Care and UK premium online eyewear business Eyewearbrands. The combined businesses will have served a total of 3 million customers and are expected to generate €100m of gross retail sales […]

August, 2015|Cipio News

Cipio Partners completes trade sale of Ipanema Technologies

The deal marks its second significant exit in only a few months.

Munich/Luxembourg – April 8, 2015 – Cipio Partners, a leading direct secondary investment firm, announced the closing of the sale of its portfolio company, Ipanema Technologies S.A., to Infovista S.A. The sale marks the second major exit of […]

April, 2015|Cipio News

Lull in technology exits contrasts buoyant overall exit market in German PE

7 October, 2014 – “Exit activity in the technology market has been subdued over the past few years, owing to a decline in European trade sales,” according to Cipio Partners managing partner Roland Dennert, speaking at the DACH Private Equity Forum held in Munich today.

Cipio Partners was joined by […]

October, 2014|Cipio News

MyOptique Group serves its millionth customer and raises £16 million (€20m) to complete funding round

MyOptique Group, Europe’s leading online optical retailer, today announced it has secured £16 million (€20m) additional investment, bringing the total raised in its current Series C funding round to £35 million (€43m). At the same time it has posted its year end results, showing EBITDA profitability for the second […]

Cipio Partners promotes Christoph Wedegaertner to Partner

10 February 2014 – Cipio Partners, a European secondary direct investment firm, has announced the promotion of Christoph Wedegaertner to Partner.

Christoph joined Cipio Partners in 2005 prior to which he managed the private and public equity investment portfolio for BTV Group, one of Germany’s largest family offices. Christoph has more […]

February, 2014|Cipio News

European Single Secondary Direct Market valued at €1bn

3 February 2014 – The European single secondary direct market for technology firms has been valued at €1bn per annum, according to in-house research conducted by Cipio Partners. A total of 60 deals per annum were tracked in 2012 and 2013, representing over €600m in annual transaction value. An […]

February, 2014|Cipio News

Cipio Partners sells eMaze through MBO

Luxembourg – 7 October 2013 – Cipio Partners has exited its shares in Italian security services and software firm eMaze Networks SpA via a management buyout.

Cipio assumed a 99% shareholding position in eMaze when it acquired an investment portfolio from Alice Ventures, the venture capital arm of Mediobanca […]

October, 2013|Cipio News

Capital Creation niche secondaries panel debates “directs” strategy

17 September, 2013 – “Secondary directs bring higher returns, but it comes at a price,” according to Cipio Partners managing partner Roland Dennert, speaking at WBR Research’s Capital Creation conference held in Monte Carlo in September.

Dennert was featured alongside fellow speakers from Headway Capital Partners, Cubera, Omega Funds and […]

September, 2013|Cipio News

wywy, a Munich-based portfolio company of leading secondary direct investment firm Cipio Partners, has been nominated German start-up of the year by online publication deutsche-startups.de

wywy, which develops social television applications, narrowly clinched the coveted title after being selected from a shortlist of ten German start-ups.

wywy has developed simple, automated tools to let its users interact with live content being broadcast on TV. Its ‘second-screen’ applications allow TV viewers to comment and react to […]

December, 2012|Cipio News

Sale of BroadLight, Inc. to Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM)

Cipio Partners and other shareholders have sold BroadLight, Inc. to Broadcom Corporation. The acquisition is expected to expand Broadcom’s broadband access portfolio to support customer requirements for rolling out next-generation fiber networks worldwide. Cipio Partners was an investor in the company among leading VCs such as Azure Capital Partners, […]

March, 2012|Cipio News