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Carlsquare has merged with Silicon Valley-based tech investment bank Capital Clarity

4 Apr 2023

Building a global bridge for our clients

  • US expansion as next step in global growth strategy
  • Capital Clarity’s Founders will become Partners and shareholders 
  • The number of employees grows to 150
  • European clients now have direct access to the North American marketplace

After a strong period of expansion in Europe, Hamburg-based tech investment bank Carlsquare crosses the pond and merges with San Francisco-based tech-investment bank Capital Clarity. Susan Blanco and John A. Cooper, the Founders and Managing Partners of Capital Clarity, become Partners and shareholders at Carlsquare.

“Capital Clarity is headquartered in Silicon Valley, the largest technology hub in the world. Our European clients now have direct access to the North American marketplace. They are supported by top-class M&A tech experts who have an extensive network and an impressive track record. With our US presence, we are taking the next step in developing into a globally active advisory firm,” explains Michael Moritz, Founder and CEO at Carlsquare, when asked about the rationale of the expansion.

US team as important pillar of global growth strategy 
“We share identical core values and founding principles. Both of our firms focus on investing in long-term partnerships with founders, investors and leadership teams with a personal, hands-on approach. We both believe in cross-border growth momentum,” says Susan Blanco, Founder and Managing Partner at Capital Clarity.

Rapid growth continues 
Carlsquare, originally founded in Hamburg, has tripled its revenue since 2019. San Francisco becomes the ninth office globally and the second opening this year. In January, Daniel Gebler and his team launched Carlsquare’s Debt Advisory in Frankfurt. Since 2021, the firm has closed over 100 transactions with an average value of around €100 million. Carlsquare will employ over 150 staff representing 20 different nationalities. Founded in 2019 by Blanco and Cooper and headquartered in San Francisco, the Capital Clarity team has overseen more than $100 billion in transactions for tech-focused companies throughout the U.S. and abroad.

About Capital Clarity  
Capital Clarity is a leading independent investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, capital raises and liquidity events in the technology sector. Capital Clarity offers a refined approach to investment banking that emphasizes long-term partnerships with investors and management teams. Capital Clarity’s leadership team has a combined experience of 80 years in financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development and private equity. Capital Clarity combines advisory expertise with in-depth industry knowledge and long-standing relationships with buyers and investors to deliver successful outcomes for their clients. Carlsquare and Capital Clarity will operate globally under the Carlsquare brand.

Carlsquare has merged with Silicon Valley-based tech investment bank Capital Clarity