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Cipio Partners exits 1-2-3.tv GmbH to ARCUS Capital

Munich/Luxembourg – November 14, 2016 – Cipio Partners, a leading European secondary direct and growth capital investment firm, announces that it has completed the sale of its portfolio company, 1-2-3.tv to ARCUS Capital, a Munich based private equity firm.

ARCUS Capital, together with co-investors and 1-2-3.tv management, acquired 100% of […]

December, 2016| Source: Cipio News|

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|