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Carlsquare x Capital Clarity

The tech investment bank for global minds

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Together, we are building a global bridge for our clients

With the merger we will join forces in cross-border deals. Capital Clarity is headquartered in Silicon Valley, the largest technology hub in the world. Carlsquare´s European clients now have direct access to the North American marketplace. The place where successful technology companies of all over the world can create growth and increase value.

We put culture at the heart of the deal

We want to work as entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Michael Moritz and Mark Miller founded Carlsquare in 2000 and want to keep this company culture. With Susan Blanco and John Cooper they met two like-minded founders, who share identical core values and founding principles.

All 20 partners at Carlsquare focus on investing in long-term partnerships with founders, investors and leadership teams with a personal, hands-on approach and they all believe in cross-border growth momentum.

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150

Employees

20

Nationalities

10

Offices

> 500

Transactions

€ 100m

Avg. Deal Size

23 yrs

Success

Take advantage of our services for your company’s growth

We offer a diversified range of investment banking services across five main pillars:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Debt Advisory
  • Growth Equity
  • Capital Markets & IPOs
  • Equity Research

We’ve developed a strong sector expertise proven by numerous transactions in various industries:

  • Software & TMT
  • Consumer & Internet
  • Business Services
  • Industrial Technology
  • Life Science
  • Healthcare IT
  • Energy & Infrastructure

Carlsquare is a partner-led, independent tech investment bank. It supports technology and growth companies in taking the next step in their corporate development. Key services include transaction advisory across M&A, debt capital, IPOs and structured capital solutions. Founded in Hamburg in 2000 by Michael Moritz and Mark Miller, Carlsquare is currently managed by 18 international partners. The firm has nine offices in Europe and the US. Recent transactions on which Carlsquare has advised include the sale of The Quality Group to CVC, Avrios to Battery Ventures, TorAlarm to Axel Springer, OceansApart to Altor and Auster Capital and the acquisition of world’s #1 internet provider Telia International Carrier by Polhem Infra.

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. The firm combines advisory expertise with in-depth industry knowledge and long-standing relationships with buyers and investors to deliver successful outcomes for their clients.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Recently, Capital Clarity advised Neudesic on its acquisition by IBM, XPS Technologies on its acquisition by Descartes Systems Group (TSX: DSG) (Nasdaq: DSGX), Actando SA on its acquisition by Red Nucleus, a Portfolio Company of The Riverside Company and F2 Healthcare on its acquisition by Meduit.

Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz LinkedIn
Managing Partner
Mark Miller
Mark Miller LinkedIn
Managing Partner
Arnold Holle
Arnold Holle LinkedIn
Managing Partner
Susan  Blanco
Susan Blanco LinkedIn
Managing Partner
John  Cooper
John Cooper LinkedIn
Managing Partner
Anders Bo
Anders Bo LinkedIn
Managing Partner
Anders Elgemyr
Anders Elgemyr LinkedIn
Managing Partner
Daniel Garlipp
Daniel Garlipp LinkedIn
Managing Partner
Caspar Graf Stauffenberg
Caspar Graf Stauffenberg LinkedIn
Managing Partner
Alex Carré de Malberg
Alex Carré de Malberg
Managing Partner
Berthold Stauffenberg
Berthold Stauffenberg
Managing Partner
Steffen Leckert
Steffen Leckert LinkedIn
Managing Partner
Nico Schmidt-Weidemann
Nico Schmidt-Weidemann
Managing Partner