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capiton acquires majority stake in cyber security specialist ISPIN

28. Febru­ary 2018

Berlin/ Zurich — Capi­ton (Berlin) acqui­res a majo­rity stake in ISPIN AG (Zurich). In addi­tion to capi­ton and the foun­ding members of ISPIN, Marco Marchesi and Stefan Näpflin, the entire manage­ment of ISPIN is now invol­ved in the new group. Tom Koeh­ler (photo ) will also be part of the Execu­tive Board. Tom Koeh­ler has many years of expe­ri­ence in stra­tegy and port­fo­lio deve­lo­p­ment in the cyber secu­rity industry.

ISPIN is a leading Swiss cyber secu­rity services company based in Zurich. Through its Consul­ting, Solu­ti­ons and Mana­ged Services busi­ness units, ISPIN covers a wide range of rele­vant services rela­ted to cyber secu­rity, from initial consul­ting to imple­men­ta­tion and outsour­cing of entire custo­mer IT secu­rity infrastructures.

ISPIN is the first acqui­si­tion within capiton’s plan­ned “Buy & Build” concept for the cyber secu­rity market in the DACH region. About the tran­sac­tion ISPIN is a proprie­tary tran­sac­tion iden­ti­fied in capiton’s sector analy­sis in the field of “Cyber Secu­rity” and reali­zed in an exclu­sive sales process.

ISPIN has grown rapidly in recent years and is ready for the next phase of deve­lo­p­ment. The cyber secu­rity market in Europe is very frag­men­ted and is in a phase of conso­li­da­tion. The market outlook is excel­lent given further digi­tiz­a­tion, the advance of Inter­net of Things, Big Data and other data-driven tech­no­lo­gies. capi­ton and ISPIN there­fore see great poten­tial to grow further by crea­ting addi­tio­nal capa­ci­ties and comple­men­tary competencies.

About capi­ton AG
capi­ton AG capi­ton is an inde­pen­dent, owner-mana­­ged private equity company mana­ging a total fund volume of € 1.1 billion. At present, 10 medium-sized compa­nies are in capi­ton AG’s invest­ment port­fo­lio. capi­ton accom­pa­nies manage­ment buy-outs and growth finan­cing for estab­lis­hed medium-sized compa­nies as an equity partner.

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