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|

Zombies at the gates – the funds that will not die

CHOOSE well, and investing in private equity is a lucrative business. Investors can double their money by tying it up in funds that run for a decade, sometimes more. For their trouble, the buy-out firms keep a 20% wedge of the profits, plus fees on the side. Thrilled by […]

March, 2013| Source: The Economist|

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| Source: Cipio News|

Roland Dennert, Managing Partner bei Cipio Partners, veröffentlicht einen Fachbeitrag in Gründerszene, das Magazin für Gründer: Secondary-Direct goes Internet: Der Sekundärmarkt als Exit-Kanal für Online-Startups

Was sind Secondary-Direct-Deals?

FACHBEITRAG – Secondary-Direct ist in der Online-Startupwelt angekommen und es ergeben sich neue Möglichkeiten für Frühphasen-Investoren

Secondary-Direct-Deals, also der Erwerb von Minderheitsbeteiligungen durch spezialisierte Finanzinvestoren, kennt man bisher vor allem durch den Portfoliokauf von VCs und Corporate-VCs sowie durch den Handel von privaten “Large Caps” wie Facebook, Zynga oder […]

June, 2012| Source: Gruenderszene|

Roland Dennert, Managing Partner bei Cipio Partners, veröffentlicht einen Fachbeitrag in dem Venture Capital Magazin: Zweitmarkt für Venture Capital

Zweitmarkt für Venture Capital

Wo steht der europäische Markt für Single Asset Secondarys?

Arten des Secondary Direct
Neben dem Verkauf von Fondsanteilen hat sich auch der Verkauf von Unternehmensanteilen von einem Private Equity-Investor an den nächsten als Disziplin in der Assetklasse Private Equity etabliert. Diese Art der Transaktion nennt sich Secondary Direct, […]

June, 2012| Source: VC-Magazin|

Cipio Partners featured in PE Hub online blog: “J” Curve becomes a “W”

Bid farewell to the Venture investment “J-curve,” the notion that a venture fund has to suffer through negative returns in the early years before progressively yielding positive returns and generating liquidity in the outlying years. These days, VC funds and their investors have to deal with an even more […]

May, 2012| Source: peHUB|

Cipio Partners was featured in Financial News online: Private equity: European venture firms come of age

Private equity: European venture firms come of age
Venture capital is private equity’s trump card. When the industry is accused of asset-stripping or loading companies with debt, executives point to job creation machines such as Google in the US or Skype in Europe, both backed by venture capital.

It is disappointing, then, that while a […]

May, 2012| Source: Financial News|

Cipio Partners featured in PE Hub online blog: Secondary Market Exchanges: A Valuable but imperfect Path to the future

The secondary market for shares of venture-backed private companies will remain largely under served for years to come. More information transparency is needed for it to live up to its potential.

Given that the IPO market remains fickle and the supply of ”hot” pre-IPO stocks unpredictable, secondary market exchanges have […]

April, 2012| Source: peHUB|