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|

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| Source: Cipio News|

Cipio Partners Q&A: venture direct secondaries

Cipio Partners managing director Roland Dennert talks to Kim Richters about what venture capital could gain from direct secondaries as a potential exit route.


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EVCA VC Forum: Secondary directs among key exit routes for technology companies

Secondary directs are now among the main exit routes for GPs alongside trade sales and IPOs, according to Cipio Partners managing partner Roland Dennert.

Holding periods for technology businesses have climbed to seven years on average from only three years over the past decade, Dennert said at EVCA’s Venture Capital Forum […]

November, 2013| Source: AltAssets|

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| Source: 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| Source: Cipio News|

Roland Dennert featured in Private Equity International: Never-ending story

LPs need to be pushing harder to realise value from venture funds that are 10-12 years old, a report suggests – which may be good news for secondaries players. (…)

By James Taylor

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September, 2013| Source: Private Equity International|

Cint eyes further growth in US and Japan after receiving fresh investment

Cint, the Swedish software company for online market research, is aiming at further growth in overseas markets with potential bolt-on acquisitions on the back of bringing in a new investor, according to Managing Partner at Cipio Partners Roland Dennert.

Cipio Partners, the Luxembourg-based private equity firm, has invested EUR 4m in Cint. The […]

July, 2013| Source: Mergermarket|

Guest Comment by Roland Dennert at Private Equity News: VC Investors Must Find Profitable Ways To Exit

VC Investors Must Find Profitable Ways To Exit

The British Venture Capital Association has produced research about returns made by European and U.S. venture capitalists. The study, entitled European Venture CapitalL Myths and Facts, pinpoints drivers of a performance gap that has persisted over the past 15 years or so. […]

July, 2013| Source: Private Equity News|

Cipio Partners im Venture Capital Magazin: Mythen und Fakten über europäisches Venture Capital

Mythen und Fakten über europäisches Venture Capital

Die British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) hat eine Studie unter dem Titel „European Venture Capital: Myths and Facts“ veröffentlicht. Darin befassen sich Wissenschaftler der London School of Economics mit der Assetklasse Venture Capital und den Gründen für den Performance-Unterschied zwischen Venture-Investitionen in Europa […]

April, 2013| Source: VC-Magazin|