International Tech Transactions Advisory of the Year 2017: EXPEN
EXPEN is a Tech Transaction company advising deals worldwide
Established in 2013, EXPEN, with its team of 10 consultants and 100 industry experts worldwide, advises 5 deals per month in fund raising, M&A, due diligence and company’s valuation.
Its recent track-record showcases a unique expertise in entrepreneurial finance and in innovation:
In digital, EXPEN advised Bridgepoint leading a major £200M financial round in digital food delivery unicorn Deliveroo (UK); Banexi Ventures investing €5M in marketing software Dolmen Technologies; and ISAI investing €2M in gamified recruiting marketplace Codingame.
In life sciences, EXPEN backed-up Panakes Partners and Earlybird leading a £5.2m financial round in Alesi Surgical (UK) to scale-up a disrupting medical. And EXPEN has been performing several tricky early-stage company’s valuations in biotech, which VCs rely on – like Truffle Capital does.
On the past few months, EXPEN also advised top-tier players including Eurazeo, Partech Ventures, Turenne Capital, Kreaxi, Omnès Capital in their tech investments or in their tech buildups.
Founding CEO Olivier Younès explains the firm’s service offering and how it ensures clients receive the very highest standards of service and support, in more detail : “We seek to build a continuous and fertile dialogue between entrepreneurs and investors; between innovation and traditional businesses; and between France and the international”
“We think 3 attributes separate EXPEN from its competitors: 1. Our proprietary approach to deal’s transaction, as we think as VCs and not as consultants, leveraging our founders past 20 years of investment track-record; 2. Our one-stop shop service as a tech investment bank, by combining the art of the transaction and its technical support, from scouting to closing; 3. Our lean and simple way to share our conclusions with our clients (regardless the complexity of the deal) using pedagogical skills developed in lectures and mentorship with institutions like HEC Paris, UC Berkeley, Singularity University and in dozens of tech accelerators on the West Coast and in Europe.”
“In every single deal, we capture the best terms and conditions we observe internationally, as well as the most recent trends of Silicon Valley, that may spread across Europe in the future”.