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Cipio Partners exits MyOptique Group to Essilor International

Munich/Luxembourg – August 16, 2016 – Cipio Partners, a leading European secondary direct and growth capital investment firm, announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its portfolio company, the MyOptique Group, to Essilor International, the world leader in ophthalmic optics.

Subsequent to the transaction, the […]

August, 2016| Source: Cipio News|

Cipio Partners exits Cint AB to Nordic Capital

Munich/Luxembourg – 11 January 2016 – Cipio Partners, a leading European direct secondary investment firm, and co-investors announce the sale of its portfolio company, Cint AB, to Nordic Capital.

Cint AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is a leading developer of software that innovates the way customer insight is gathered. […]

January, 2016| Source: 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| Source: 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| Source: 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| Source: Cipio News|

Single assets

As more funds approach the end of their lives, these single-asset deals represent a growing opportunity for secondaries players, says Diana Meyel, a managing partner at Cipio.

“In today’s environment, people think of secondary directs in terms of portfolio transactions, maybe linked to zombie funds. But actually the situation has […]

September, 2014| Source: Private Equity International|

French retail funds: Is the model still viable?

France’s FCPI fund model is undergoing a needed evolution, with the market consolidating and regulation becoming more favourable – and these changes could be opening up a new avenue for direct secondaries. Ellie Pullen reports.

France’s FCPI and FIP* retail vehicles routinely face criticism surrounding fees and performance, and managers […]

August, 2014| Source: Unquote.com|

The allure of single asset secondary directs

“European technology companies are providing increasing opportunities for secondaries investors”, says Roland Dennert, a managing partner at Cipio Partners.

Europe is home to an enviable array of up-and-coming venture-backed technology firms with hot new concepts. However, these companies need to develop their businesses further than ever before in order to […]

July, 2014| Source: Secondaries Investor|

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 […]

June, 2014| Source: 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| Source: Cipio News|