IT security cloud services company in Europe to buy
Revenue: 3-30M EUR
Employees: not decisive
Location of the target: Europe
Reason for acquisition: The company is a large investor. It has a strategy for growing its operations in Europe via acquisitions, therefore the management is open to speaking to interested sellers
Overview of the Buyer for IT security cloud services company in Europe
The buyer is backed up by a strong private equity group that is focused mainly in later-stage control buy-outs, growth capital and private debt opportunities. The investment group is very active on the market and has in portfolio industry-leading companies with strong returns and performance. The PE entity has globally more than 4 billion US dollars in assets under management, capital that is invested in companies from fast growing sectors. Among its shareholders are sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, banks and many successful businessmen. The investment strategy targets high-potential sectors with solid performance and the wanted companies are chosen by their quality of products and services, the size of their customer portfolio and their ambition for expansion. The offer includes medium to long-term investment that guarantees business development and produces competitive returns. In the present, the buyer is looking to acquire a company that is active in IT security and is involved in cloud services. The target company registers revenues ranging from 3-30M Euro and has high potential for growth.
Profile (strategy) of the Buyer for IT security cloud services company in Europe
The company has a lot of experience in various industries and is focused on improving the long-term growth and profitability of its portfolio companies. The buyer thinks that helping companies to become stronger enhances their value and therefore this is the key to continue generate higher returns. The management seeks strategic ownership opportunities where its expertise allows the companies to make positive results. There is always the interest for majority stakes in the acquired companies, though the sellers/owners/partners can retain meaningful ownership and can be involved in the growth of the sold companies. The buyer targets industries that offer high investment opportunities, it is looking for companies from sectors with global competitiveness and potential for transformational change. The companies are supported to develop and deliver value-creating initiatives in fields such as sales, manufacturing, human resources, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and financial planning. The group has a lot of potential to raise capital, has at disposal a deep pool of resources and developed a global network of strategic partnerships.
The buyer is interested to acquire companies that are active in various types of security such as cyber security (internet security), network security, cloud security, endpoint security and application security. A special interest is represented by services provided for protecting cloud computing environments, applications, data and information. The target companies need to have teams of cloud security experts that are specialized in securing cloud environments against hackers, unauthorized use/access, DDOS attacks, malware and other related risks. The buyer is also interested in companies that deliver cloud-based security meaning cloud hosted SaaS models for security services. Another domain of interest is represented by providers of product-based crypto solutions, providers of secure server solutions for a wide range of industry sectors.
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