Investcorp acquires cybersecurity service provider SecureLink

21 Dec 2015

Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, today announces it has purchased SecureLink Group NV (“SecureLink” or the “Company”). As part of the transaction, SecureLink’s management and initial founders will reinvest and hold a meaningful minority position in the Company.

Founded in 2003, SecureLink is a leading cybersecurity infrastructure and managed services provider, offering integrated security solutions for corporates and institutions in the upper mid-market. The Company provides advanced security solutions as well as managed security services (‘MSS’), helping its customers to handle complex security challenges and requirements, mitigating risk exposure and delivering a reliable secure infrastructure that offers customers peace of mind. Headquartered in the Netherlands and Belgium and active in the Benelux region, Investcorp believes that SecureLink is ideally positioned to expand its geographical footprint and become a leading pan-European player.

Carsten Hagenbucher, Managing Director in Investcorp’s Corporate Investment team in London, said: “Investcorp has a long investment track record in security technology on both sides of the Atlantic. In SecureLink, we have found a formidable and customer-oriented cybersecurity solutions provider, a platform from which we seek to drive a pan-European expansion strategy.  We are impressed by SecureLink’s entrepreneurial management team and we look forward to partnering with them as we seek to implement an accelerated growth strategy, both organically and through add-on acquisitions.”

Marco Barkmeijer, Chief Executive Officer, SecureLink, added: “Ever since our formation, SecureLink has been focused on delivering exceptional client service in the area of cybersecurity, a focus that has enabled us to become a leading cybersecurity infrastructure and managed services provider in our home markets.  Through continued organic growth as well as acquisitions we now stand ready to take SecureLink to the next level.  In Investcorp, we believe we have found the right partner for the next part of our journey, and look forward to benefiting from their industry insights, global network and growth enabling capital base to help us become the leading pan-European player.”