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|

Exit bei Cipio Partners – Broadcom übernimmt BroadLight

Cipio Partners ( unterzeichnete gestern eine Vereinbarung über den Verkauf seines Portfoliounternehmens BroadLight, Inc. ( an die Broadcom Corporation ( Der israelische Hersteller von sogenannten PON-Chips für High Speed-Telekommunikationsnetzwerke war seit 2007 im Portfolio der auf Sekundärmarkttransaktionen spezialisierten Beteiligungsgesellschaft.

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March, 2012| Source: VC-Magazin|

Cipio exits Israeli semiconductor company BroadLight to Broadcom

Cipio Partners, a direct secondary investment firm with offices in Luxembourg, Munich and San Jose, has agreed to sell Israeli PON chip maker BroadLight to Nasdaq-listed semiconductor giant Broadcom Corp.

The sale marks the fifth major exit of a Cipio portfolio company in the semiconductor space in the last two years. Financial terms […]

March, 2012| Source: AltAssets|

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| Source: 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| Source: Cipio News|