Cipio News

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

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

Werner Dreesbach, Managing Partner of Cipio Partners, was a featured speaker at the German Business Angels Day hosted by BAND (Business Angels Network Germany).

Werner spoke on the First Conference Day of the event, which took place March 11 – 12 at the Frankfurt chamber of industry and commerce.

In an interactive workshop Werner and fellow panelists, including members of Osborne Clarke, QIAGEN GmbH, YOUCOOK GmbH and eventurecat GmbH, discussed, inter alia, the importance […]

March, 2012|Cipio News

Cipio Partners acquires Dutch fund MB Venture Capital Fund I

Luxembourg – December 14, 2011 – Cipio Partners, a leading international investment and advisory firm in the Secondary Directs market, today announced the purchase of all assets of MB Venture Capital Fund I (“MBVC I”), a private equity fund headquartered in the Netherlands. MB Venture Capital Fund I’s investment […]

December, 2011|Cipio News

Cipio Partners at SuperInvestor

Tom Anthofer spoke on the Secondary Market Day of the event, which took place November 15-18 at The Westin Grand in Paris.

In a discussion of the Direct Secondaries market, Tom and fellow panelists discussed the continued growth of the secondary market within private equity and the underlying causes, such […]

November, 2011|Cipio News

Cipio Partners at “unquote” Deutsche Private Equity Congress, an annual Private Equity conference hosted by Incisive Media Investments Ltd, London

Tom Anthofer spoke at the full-day event held at Munich’s Four Seasons Hotel about the secondaries market with a focus on Europe and, in particular, Germany and Switzerland. Tom and other speakers, including representatives from Adveq, Alpinvest, Capital Dynamics and Greenpark Capital, discussed the broader trends in deal flow […]

October, 2011|Cipio News