LD&A Jupiter advised Clic and Walk (Lille, France), a crowdmarketing platform, on its EUR 3.5 M fundraising with CITA Investissement, Bpifrance and Breega Capital.
Launched in 2012, Clic and Walk is the European leader in crowdmarketing. Its platform allows brands (manufacturers/retailers) to obtain real time data about their products at any point of sale or directly from the consumers. The community is already 250 000 strong across France, Germany and the UK.
“This funding round will allow Clic and Walk to accelerate its European development and invest in R&D to develop more powerful algorithms for faster aggregation of data” explains Frédérique Grigolato, CEO of Clic and Walk.
Up to now the company had grown thanks to a seed investment by Breega Capital. “This EUR 3.5 M investment raised with CITA Investissement, Bpifrance and Breega Capital, is a landmark Series A round for the crowdmarketing sector in 2015 in Europe. It will enable Clic and Walk to better meet its clients’ requirement for pan-European coverage.” declared Frédéric Lagacherie, Senior Advisor for LD&A Jupiter.
Sandrine Vergnory-Mion, Principal with LD&A Jupiter added: “We are very pleased to have advised Clic and Walk on its Series A financing round. We are convinced that the leadership and experience of the board will drive Clic and Walk to dominating its industry in Europe”.
About CITA Investissement
CITA Investissement is a fund dedicated to French SMEs. Its EUR 100 M funds were contributed by Bpifrance and KIA (Koweit Investment Authority). CITA Investissement invests between EUR 1 M and EUR 15 M, leveraging 30 years of experience spanning growth capital, venture capital as well as buy-outs.
For more information, please visit www.cita-invest.fr
About Bpifrance and Fonds Ambition Numérique
The Fonds Ambition Numérique is a fund dedicated to startups in the digital sector as part of the Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir (PIA), funded by the Caisse des Dépôts and managed by Bpifrance Investissement. This fund co-invests in startups which demonstrate high potential of innovation and growth, develop new technologies, new consumption behaviors or services in the digital economy.
For more information, please visit www.Bpifrance.fr/Bpifrance/Nos-metiers/Fonds-propres/Fonds-directs-Bpifrance/Capital-Innovation/Le-Fonds-Ambition-Numerique
About Breega Capital
With a target of EUR 40 M by the end of the year, Breega Capital is a venture capital fund (1st French fund to be EuVCA registered). It was founded in March 2013 by Maximilien Bacot, Benoît Marrel and François Paulus, three entrepreneurs in the telecom and internet space.
For more information, please visit www.breega.com
About LD&A Jupiter
LD&A Jupiter is a top-tier international corporate finance firm which focuses exclusively on transactions within the digital sectors (internet, software, telecom, tech). With offices in London, Munich, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, plus New York and Los Angeles via LD&A Redwood, LD&A Jupiter has a presence in the most important financial and digital technology hubs. LD&A Jupiter has completed over 120 transactions of which 70% has been cross border, including cross-continental to America and Asia.
For more information, please visit www.ldajupiter.com
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.