CapMan Growth Equity press release 3 April 2018 at 10.45 a.m. EEST
CapMan Growth Equity to invest in to Arctic Security on a growing cyber security industry
CapMan Growth Equity has made a minority investment into Arctic Security, a company focusing on cyber security. The acquisition of Arctic Security is CapMan Growth Equity’s first new investment following the establishment of fund in December 2017.
Arctic Security is a Finnish company specialised in Threat Intelligence analysis. Arctic Security serves national cybersecurity centres and companies worldwide and with the help of the investment, company seeks for faster growth globally. Company employs a total of 20 cyber security professionals, working in four different countries. CapMan Growth Equity aims at improving the company’s turnover globally and support the launching of new products in the future. The management of the company will remain as majority owners in the company after the transaction.
“The first investment in 2018 in to new, established Growth Equity fund is extremely interesting and exciting. Arctic Security has a solid position in Finland and a growing position globally. As minority investors we support the development and growth of the company worldwide,” says Juha Mikkola, Managing Partner of CapMan Growth Equity.
The speciality of the investment of Arctic Security is Mikkola’s and a team of entrepreneurs’ investment in to Finnish information security company Codenomicon Ltd 8 years ago. Afterwards, the company was successfully sold with multiply value for a global information security company Synopsys. Arctic Security was founded by information security team of Codenomicon in the end of 2017 and now, the same group of entrepreneurs and Growth Equity team as an investor, build together a mutual company, Arctic Security, in the same, growing industry.
The objective of the Growth Equity investment activities is to find unlisted target companies with strong growth potential, to make significant minority investments worth of more than one million in them and, as an active investor, to develop their value so as to achieve returns in excess of the market average. CapMan’s Growth Equity portfolio consists of seven unlisted Nordic companies at the moment.
For further information, please contact:
Juha Mikkola, Managing Partner, Growth Equity, CapMan Plc, tel. +358 50 590 0522
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