LD&A Jupiter advises Jilion, pioneer in HTML5 video technology, on its sale to Dailymotion

  • Year
  • Sector
    Software/SaaS Communications
  • Our Mission
    Exclusive financial advisor to Jilion

HTML5 Video Platform

Jilion, a Swiss start-up, has developed the Sublimevideo technology, the world’s first cloud-based HTML5 video player framework, a unique solution delivering all of the benefits of HTML5 video without the associated complexity.

The Jilion team will help Dailymotion connect users, content producers and advertisers on an unprecedented viewing experience on desktop, mobile, tablets and TV.

Mehdi Aminian and Zeno Crivelli, co founders of Jilion say: “We had some connections with potential buyers but LD&A Jupiter’s network of contacts and experience in leading international transactions was instrumental in exposing our company at the right level and initiate discussion during the negotiation phase particularly. From the preparation of the documentation to the signing of the transaction, their work was key in setting the tone and pace of the process.”

Marc Deschamps, Managing Partner and co-founder of LD&A Jupiter, comments: “This transaction proves again that European young bright university engineers and entrepreneurs, in this case directly out of EPFL (Lausanne Polytechnic), can create world class innovative technologies. Well done!”

About Dailymotion

Dailymotion is the 2nd biggest video platform in the world and 31st global Web site with an audience of around 200 millions unique users per month.

About LD&A Jupiter

LD&A Jupiter identifies, structures and executes value-creative private and public market transactions for corporations and financial investors. Transactions include build-ups, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures as well as the issuance of equity or debt capital for customers from the Software, IT Services, Telecoms, Internet/Digital Media, Gaming, Customer Care, Electronics and Cleantech industries.

With offices in London, Munich, Paris, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles, LD&A Jupiter offers international coverage and a unique combination of cross-border capabilities and know-how.

About Drake Star Partners

Drake Star Partners is a global investment banking firm serving the technology, media and communications sectors (TMC) with offices in New York, London, Paris, Munich, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, Geneva, Singapore* and Dubai*. The firm focuses on M&A and corporate finance for its clients worldwide. Drake Star Partners completed over 400 transactions since 2004, 70% of which are cross-border.

Drake Star Partners is the marketing name for the global investment bank Drake Star Partners Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates. In the USA, all securities are transacted through Drake Star Securities LLC. In the USA, Drake Star Securities LLC is regulated by FINRA and is a member of SIPC. Drake Star UK Limited (FRN 942020) is an appointed representative of Kession Capital Ltd (FRN582160) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. © 2016 Drake Star Partners Limited.


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