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|

Secondary-Markt bleibt auf Rekordkurs

Am Sekundärmarkt für Fondsanteile ist ein anhaltend starker Dealflow zu verzeichnen. Auf Verkäuferseite sind insbesondere Banken sehr aktiv – sie stehen wegen verschärfter Eigenkapitalregeln und der Reduzierung ihrer Risikopositionen unter Veräußerungsdruck. Auch der Qualität des Angebots bescheinigen Branchenexperten ein hohes Niveau. (…)


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March, 2012| Source: VC-Magazin|

Unlocking Value From A Portfolio’s Walking Dead

We have all seen it. A startup has initial success with an innovative business concept, an early product, a first or second round of capital and a spurt of revenue growth. Then suddenly, its momentum stalls.

More than 50% of all venture-backed companies in the past decade with $10 million […]

February, 2012| Source: peHUB|

In today’s editions, “Financial News” and “Private Equity News”, both part of the Dow Jones group of companies, featured a perspective on the state of the VC industry authored by Toby Lewis. Lewis’ outlook for the industry drew heavily on market assessments by Tom Anthofer, Managing Partner of Cipio.

Tech sector hopes fade amid ‘bubble’ fears 

Toby Lewis

The sky-high valuations on the listings of venture-backed US technology companies, including networking firm LinkedIn, daily-deals company Groupon and gaming company Zynga last year brought the venture industry firmly back into the spotlight and raised fears of a fresh tech bubble.


Forever blowing […]

January, 2012| Source: Financial News|

Cipio Partners acquires Dutch fund MB Venture Capital Fund I

Luxembourg – December 14, 2011 – Cipio Partners, a leading international investment and advisory firm in the Secondary Directs market, today announced the purchase of all assets of MB Venture Capital Fund I (“MBVC I”), a private equity fund headquartered in the Netherlands. MB Venture Capital Fund I’s investment […]

December, 2011| Source: Cipio News|