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Cipio Partners S.à r.l. European Growth Capital and
Minority Buyouts for Technology Companies

Founded in 2003, Cipio Partners has been backing European growth stage technology companies for over 16 years. We are providing growth capital and minority buyout solutions to companies that have outgrown the venture stage and need a strong partner to bridge them to a successful exit. We do not only provide new capital but also strong experience in structuring complex transactions including liquidity for passive shareholders and support in creating exit opportunities to financial and strategic buyers or public listings.

We are an independent and partner-owned firm with decades of investment and operational experience in the global technology industry. We operate as one team, work closely with entrepreneurs and can take decisions quickly.

European Growth Capital and Minority Buyouts for Technology Companies

Typical sectors we are interested in are software, technology enabled B2B products & services, components and consumer internet. Companies will have proven their product and business model in the market, have over €10 million in current annualized revenues and be growing fast. Our companies will generally have a European base and global ambitions.


Founded in: 2003


Team: 18


Current Fund: €174 million


Trade Sales: 50+


Countries invested in: 15


IPOs: 4


Cipio was a very good partner who helped us to clean up our equity shareholder structure as well as realign our debt financials to allow Whisbi to grow even stronger internationally.

Alex Bisbe
CEO of Whisbi

Cipio backed our buy-and-build strategy, adding new exciting brands to the Vitafy family, but also rolled up their sleeves helping us build our management team to integrate these brands into a coherent offering.

Georg Bader
CEO of Vitafy

Cipio Partners has become an investor of MyOptique Group when our founder and former Chairman was looking for liquidity for his shares. Since then, Cipio has been a strong supporter of the company in subsequent funding rounds. Cipio has been an active participant on the board and a useful guide in our rapid growth and international expansion.

Kevin Cornil
Former CEO of MyOptique Group

During my time as CEO of Ipanema I worked very closely with the Cipio team culminating in a successful trade exit. I received fantastic support, guidance, ideas, introductions and assistance from Cipio. They are a great example of a proactive, caring and realistic investor and I consistently felt supported in a positive fashion.

Graham O'Keeffe
Executive Chairman of DisplayLink

Cipio Partners is an engaged investor with a global outlook, deep understanding of technology industries and strong strategic thinking. Cipio has given softgarden time and valuable guidance driving us towards success.

Dominik Faber
Former CEO of softgarden e-recruiting

Cipio supported the Definiens team with outstanding advice, insight and guidance, based on the unrivaled wealth of strategic and operational experience of its partners and the whole team…

Thomas Heydler
Former CEO of Definiens

Cipio Partners has been a supportive, actively engaged investor and an excellent resource for Verimatrix. The team’s experience with European markets and the Digital Media industry has been invaluable as we’ve grown our business.

Tom Munro
Former CEO of Verimatrix

Cipio has shown an astute sense of timing when they invested just as our business reached an inflection point and changed from being a strong image supplier for other marketplaces into a marketplace in its own right, connecting our over 20 million creators directly with the leading visual brands globally.

Florian Meissner
CEO of EyeEm

Cipio has proven to be a reliable financial backer and an entrepreneurial partner over many years, as they helped us carve-out our OLEA product-line from a previous company, create Silicon Mobility and build it into a leading provider of control solutions for the automotive electrification.

Bruno Paucard
COO and Co-Founder of Silicon Mobility

Cipio Partners bought out one of our early investors and further invested in Openet to help accelerate our positioning as leading provider of 5G core network software for tier-one carriers.  Cipio used its network to strengthen the company’s board and has demonstrated positive support and long-term vision working closely with management to continue our success story in a fast-changing telecommunication market.

Niall Norten
CEO of Openet
Januar, 2022

Cipio proudly backs four climate projects which compensate CO2 in Germany, Malawi, Nepal and the worldwide Oceans.

In 2021 we have actively taken steps to reduce our CO2 emissions and we have decided to offset the amount of CO2 which we can’t avoid through 4 sustainable projects...
Dezember, 2021

Cipio Partners exits Brightpearl to Sage Group

Munich/Luxembourg – December 22, 2021 – Cipio Partners announces the sale of its portfolio company Brightpearl to Sage...
Dezember, 2021

Vitafy merges with leading consumer healthcare company

Munich/Luxembourg – December 17, 2021 – Cipio Partners Fund VII’s portfolio company Vitafy announced that it was combining forces with EVP Group, a leading player in the European consumer healthcare market...
Dezember, 2021

Cipio Partners invests in NavVis

Munich/Luxembourg - December 7, 2021 – NavVis adds €25m in fresh funding to fulfill its mission to digitize commercial buildings and assets...
November, 2021

The Attraction and Intricacies of Growth Investments in Deep Tech Startups

The merits of investments in Deep Tech startups are significant, yet the challenges posed to investors navigating the space are also considerable. Cipio Partners breaks down the rules of the space for growth investors...