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IK Investment Partners acquires majority stake in Infradata Group

13. Novem­ber 2018

London - IK Invest­ment Part­ners is acqui­ring a majo­rity stake in Dort­­mund-based Infra­data Group through IK VIII Funds from Water­land Private Equity Fund V (“Water­land”).

Foun­ded in 2004 in the Nether­lands, Infra­data is a leading Euro­pean provi­der of cyber­se­cu­rity and secure network solu­ti­ons. Beyond the Nether­lands, the company is repre­sen­ted in Germany, the UK, France, Belgium, Poland and the USA and is pursuing ambi­tious growth plans. Infra­data is bene­fi­t­ing from two mega­trends, the rising volume of data and the incre­ase in cyber secu­rity thre­ats. The parties have agreed not to disc­lose the finan­cial details of the transaction.

As part of the tran­sac­tion, Infradata’s foun­der and CEO, Leon de Keij­zer will tran­si­tion to the Board of Direc­tors. Nino Tomov­ski, curr­ently Inter­na­tio­nal Vice Presi­dent, will be appoin­ted CEO of Infra­data as of Janu­ary 1, 2019.

Norman Bremer (foto), Part­ner at IK Invest­ment Part­ners said: “Our decision to back Infra­data was driven by two promi­nent mega­trends, namely the incre­ase of cyber­se­cu­rity thre­ats in recent years, and rising data consump­tion. We are exci­ted to be backing a manage­ment team with a fantastic track record and a highly inno­va­tive service offe­ring. We are espe­cially impres­sed with the company’s multi-coun­­­try foot­print and its outstan­ding people. We look forward to helping expand Infradata’s capa­bi­li­ties both through orga­nic and acqui­si­tive growth oppor­tu­nities and buil­ding it into a truly Euro­pean leader.”

About Infra­data
Foun­ded by Leon de Keij­zer in 2004, Infra­data is a leading pan-Euro­­pean provi­der of secure networ­king and cyber­se­cu­rity solu­ti­ons. The company is head­quar­te­red in Leiden, the Nether­lands. For more infor­ma­tion, visit www.infradata.com.

About IK Invest­ment Partners
IK Invest­ment Part­ners (“IK”) is a Pan- Euro­pean private equity firm focu­sed on invest­ments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Bene­lux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9.5 billion of capi­tal and inves­ted in over 116 Euro­pean compa­nies. IK funds support compa­nies with strong under­ly­ing poten­tial, part­ne­ring with manage­ment teams and inves­tors to create robust, well-posi­­ti­o­­ned busi­nes­ses with excel­lent long-term prospects.

About Water­land Private Equity
Water­land is an inde­pen­dent private equity invest­ment group that acts as an active share­hol­der in its port­fo­lio compa­nies, play­ing a key role in their stra­te­gic and opera­tio­nal deve­lo­p­ment, growth and perfor­mance. Water­land has offices in Belgium (Antwerp), the Nether­lands (Bussum), UK (Manches­ter), Germany (Munich and Hamburg), Denmark (Copen­ha­gen), Switz­er­land (Zurich) and Poland (Warsaw) and curr­ently mana­ges €6 billion of inves­tor commit­ments. To date, Water­land has made invest­ments in over 470 companies.

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