Mike Callow Joins Clipperton Finance

Mike Callow has joined the London office of European tech advisory Clipperton Finance. He previously was with private equity firm Kennet Partners.


Clipperton Finance – a leading technology corporate finance boutique serving European growth companies and their investors – has appointed Mike Callow to its London office.

Mike joins Clipperton from Kennet Partners, the European and North American technology growth equity investor. Mike has eight years experience in the European M&A and technology fields, including as a strategy consultant at the PwC Strategy Group (TMT commercial due diligence for private equity clients); and at Société Générale (infrastructure M&A). Mike also has held various operating roles at IBM, Splashpower (Benchmark) and Reevoo (Eden / Banexi). He read Economics and Management at Cambridge University.

Commenting on this new hire, Stéphane Valorge, partner with Clipperton Finance said: “Mike’s broad experience gives him a holistic view of the financial, strategic and operating challenges facing growth companies as they create and realise value in the capital markets. We are delighted to welcome Mike who will help us build a stronger presence in London, and enhancing Clipperton’s relationships with its pan-European client base and global network of investors.”

Mike Callow said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Clipperton team and contributing to this exciting new phase of the firm’s growth. The partners have an exceptional track record in helping companies find the right investors to accelerate their growth and the best acquirers to realise the value they have built. I’m looking forward to broadening and strengthening our relationships across the European technology space.”

About Clipperton Finance

Clipperton Finance was founded in Paris in 2003. Its team has advised on more than 50 completed private placements and M&A transactions worth over €600m across Europe. Recent transactions include Spartoo’s €12m series B financing with Highland Capital Partners and Endavour Vision (e-commerce), the €12.5m investment in Ercom (telecom) as well as the trade-sale of Let IT Wave to Zoran Corp. (Nasdaq: ZRAN) for $30m (consumer electronics). For more information, see www.clipperton.net or contact: