Kinnevik invests in Kolonial.no – the leading online grocery store in Norway

Kinnevik

Kinnevik AB (publ) (“Kinnevik”) today announced that it has invested NOK 300m in Kolonial.no AS for a 15% stake in the Norwegian online grocery retailer.

Kinnevik invested NOK 200m in primary capital and a further NOK 100m in secondary shares. Kolonial.no was founded in 2013 and offers grocery delivery to approximately 40% of Norwegian households, a share that they expect to expand over time. The company grew revenues by 88% to approximately NOK 800m in 2017.

Andreas Bernström, Kinnevik Investment Director, commented:

“We are excited to lead the funding round in Kolonial.no, a company that fits squarely into our investment thesis of using technology to offer consumers more and better choice. We have been impressed by the founding team and what they have achieved in a relatively short period of time. Kinnevik is well placed to support the team in scaling the business and we look forward to working with Kolonial.no to reach their goals.”

Karl Munthe-Kaas, CEO Kolonial.no commented:

“Kinnevik is a dream partner for us. We feel there is a great fit in both the strategic vision and the values of our companies. Our ambition is to make grocery shopping an effortless and inspiring activity for everyone and bring freedom in their everyday lives. Kinnevik has the right expertise and the right mindset to help us in this journey and we are very excited to work with them.”

For further information, visit www.kinnevik.com or contact:

Torun Litzén, Director Investor Relations
Phone +46 (0)70 762 00 50
Email press@kinnevik.com

Kinnevik is an industry focused investment company with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our purpose is to build digital businesses that provide more and better choice. We do this by working in partnership with talented founders and management teams to create, develop and invest in fast growing businesses in developed and emerging markets. We believe in delivering both shareholder and social value by building companies that contribute positively to society. Kinnevik was founded in 1936 by the Stenbeck, Klingspor and von Horn families. Kinnevik’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm’s list for large cap companies under the ticker codes KINV A and KINV B.

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EQT Real Estate acquires Allee Center, a neighborhood shopping center in Leipzig, Germany, from Investa Real Estate

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The EQT Real Estate I fund has acquired Allee Center, a modern shopping center located in a high-density residential area in Grünau, a suburb of Leipzig. The Allee Center was built in 1996 and comprises around 40,000 square meters of rental space.

The center was sold by Investa Real Estate via Colliers International. The transaction represents the fund’s eighth investment to date and third into Germany. Investa Real Estate was advised by Clifford Chance and Drees & Sommer.

‘We’re excited to be an integral part of the rapid growth of Leipzig in general, and Grünau in particular. Together with the center manager ECE, we hope to make an important positive contribution to the further development of the area” says Frank Forster, Director at EQT Partners and advisor to the fund.

EQT Real Estate has been advised by JLL, Ashurst and Arcadis. HSH Nordbank provided the senior acquisition facility for the acquisition of the shopping Center.

Contacts
Frank Forster, Director at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Real Estate I, +44 20 8432 5404
Robert Rackind, Partner and Head of EQT Real Estate at EQT Partners and Investment Advisor to EQT Real Estate I, +44 207 430 5555
EQT Press Office, +46 8 506 553 34

About EQT
EQT is a leading alternative investments firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. 

More info: www.eqtpartners.com

About EQT Real Estate I
EQT Real Estate I will seek to make direct and indirect controlling investments in real estate assets, portfolios and operating companies that offer significant potential for value creation through repositioning, redevelopment, refurbishment and active management. The investments will typically range between EUR 50 million and EUR 200 million. The fund is advised by an experienced team from EQT Partners, with extensive knowledge of property investment, development and intensive “hands-on” asset management, and with access to the full EQT network, including 10 European offices and more than 250 industrial advisors.

About Investa Real Estate
Investa Real Estate develops and manages real estate in Germany for over 45 years. The company’s focus is in the development of high quality office and administrative buildings, hotels and healthcare real estate. Since 2013, Investa Real Estate has been developing innovative investment models for institutional investors.

 

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Ploeger Oxbo strengthens shareholder base through investment NPM Capital

NPM Capital

Ploeger Oxbo Group has attracted a new major shareholder. NPM Capital is the strong financial partner that the manufacturer of specialty agricultural equipment has been looking for to support its long-term growth strategy. This strategy is aimed at bolstering innovation and product development to further strengthen Ploeger Oxbo’s leading position in its worldwide niche markets. The transaction file has also been submitted to the required Competition Authorities.

Ploeger Oxbo’s roots go back to the 1950’s. The group was formed in 2011 in a merger between Netherlands-based Ploeger and US-based Oxbo. Over the past decades, the companies have expanded rapidly as a result of autonomous growth and acquisitions. From a strong position in harvesters for corn, beans and peas the product range has been expanded to equipment for crops like potatoes, berries, coffee, olives and grapes and to self-propelled windrow mergers, sprayers and fertilizer applicators. Ploeger Oxbo has a leading position in these niche markets and operates in forty countries on all continents. Over the past months both Ploeger Oxbo and NPM Capital have developed a shared vision on the strategic direction of the company.

“This company has a strong entrepreneurial spirit”, say Gary Stich and Niels Havermans, both Board members at Ploeger Oxbo. “The fact that the founders of the group in 2011, both private as well as three Dutch investment companies (Synergia Capital Partners, VDL Participatie and via Bolster Investment Partners), will participate in the future shows a great level of confidence in the markets we are in as well as the strategic direction of the company. Together we have decided to sell 40 percent of our holdings to a powerful financial partner who shares our values and focus on long-term development and can support add-on acquisitions.”

The participation in Ploeger Oxbo Group fits NPM Capital’s focus on the agri-tech sector, says Rutger Ruigrok, managing partner of the investment company. “Ploeger Oxbo creates innovative solutions for the agricultural sector that needs new technologies to be able to feed a fast-growing world population. It is a company with both great social value and strong growth potential – exactly what we are looking for.”

Ploeger Oxbo was advised by Nielen Schuman (financial) and DLA Piper (legal). NPM Capital was advised by Rabobank and Vondel Finance (financial) and Nauta Dutilh (legal).

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Agreement signed with Thomas Meyer for the sale of Eurazeo’s stake in Desigual

Eurazeo

Paris, August 2, 2018 – Eurazeo announces today that it has signed an agreement with Thomas Meyer,
the founder and controlling shareholder of Desigual, the Spanish apparel retailer, to sell him its 10% stake
in the company.

Since its investment in 2014, Eurazeo has strongly supported the strategic transformation of Desigual
through the promotion of a new brand image, its digital channel, the expansion in Latin America, the
optimization of the distribution network as well as through a strengthening of the company’s governance.
After four years of mutual cooperation, the joint owners have decided that, given the market environment
and their respective timeframes and objectives, it is in their and Desigual‘s best interests that Thomas
Meyer become the company’s sole shareholder.
This sale will generate net proceeds of €141.9 million for Eurazeo and its investment partners, and €105.7
million for Eurazeo’s stake representing a return on its initial investment of 0.5x.
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About Eurazeo
o With a diversified portfolio of over €16 billion in assets under management, including over €10 billion from
investment partners, Eurazeo is a leading global investment company with offices in Paris and Luxembourg,
New York, Shanghai and Sao Paulo. Its purpose and mission is to identify, accelerate and enhance the
transformation potential of the companies in which it invests. The firm covers most private equity segments
through its five investment divisions – Eurazeo Capital, Eurazeo Croissance, Eurazeo PME, Eurazeo
Patrimoine and Eurazeo Brands – and through three Idinvest business divisions: Venture Capital, Private
Debt and Dedicated Portfolio & Funds. Its solid institutional and family shareholder base, robust financial
structure free of structural debt, and flexible investment horizon enable Eurazeo to support its companies over
the long term. As a global long-term shareholder, the firm offers deep sector expertise, a gateway to global
markets, and a stable foothold for transformational growth to the companies it supports.
o Eurazeo is listed on Euronext Paris.
o ISIN: FR0000121121 – Bloomberg: RF FP – Reuters: EURA.PA

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DIF Infrastructure III sells Islip and Springhill solar plants

DIF

London, 2 August 2018 – DIF Infrastructure III is pleased to announce that it has signed and closed the sale of a 100% stake in the Islip and Springhill solar plants to Greencoat Solar Assets II Limited.

Islip and Springhill are two 5MW solar plants located in UK. Both plants have been operational since 2011 and were acquired by DIF in 2013. The projects were refinanced in June 2017.

Andrew Freeman, Head of Exits, said: “This is an attractive exit for DIF III and continues DIF’s successful strategy of proactively targeting to sell assets from its more mature funds taking advantage of strong demand for high quality core infrastructure projects.”

DIF were advised by Elgar Middleton (Finance) and Pinsent Masons (Legal).

Greencoat was advised by PWC (Tax), Eversheds Sutherland (Legal) and Evergy (Technical).

About DIF
IF is an independent infrastructure fund manager, with €5.6 billion of assets under management across seven closed-end infrastructure funds and several co-investment vehicles. DIF invests in greenfield and brownfield infrastructure assets located primarily in Europe, North America and Australasia through two complementary strategies:

  • DIF Infrastructure V targets equity investments in public-private partnerships (PPP/PFI/P3), concessions, regulated assets and renewable energy projects with long-term contracted or regulated income streams that generate stable and predictable cash flows.
  • DIF Core Infrastructure Fund I targets equity investments in small to mid-sized infrastructure assets in the energy, transportation and telecom sectors with mid-term contracted income streams that generate stable and predictable cash flows.

DIF has over 100 professionals in eight offices, located in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Paris, Sydney and Toronto. Please see www.dif.eu for further information on DIF.

For more information please contact:

Andrew Freeman
Managing Director, Head of Exits
Email: a.freeman@dif.eu

Barend Bloemarts
Director, Investor Relations and Business Development
Email: b.bloemarts@dif.eu

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Onex Completes Investment in PowerSchool –

Onex

Toronto, August 1, 2018 – Onex Corporation (“Onex”) (TSX: ONEX) today announced it has
completed an investment in PowerSchool Group LLC (“PowerSchool”), the leading education
technology platform for K-12 schools. Vista Equity Partners is an equal equity partner with
Onex. Onex’ investment was made by Onex Partners IV, its $5.7 billion fund.

About Onex
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners
and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in
partnership with talented management teams. At Onex Credit, Onex manages and invests in
leveraged loans, collateralized loan obligations and other credit securities. Onex has more than
$32 billion of assets under management, including $6.7 billion of Onex proprietary capital, in
private equity and credit securities. With offices in Toronto, New York, New Jersey and
London, Onex and the team are collectively the largest investors across Onex’ platforms.
Onex’ businesses have assets of $49 billion, generate annual revenues of $31 billion and employ
approximately 207,000 people worldwide. Onex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange
under the stock symbol ONEX. For more information on Onex, visit its website at
www.onex.com. Onex’ security filings can also be accessed at www.sedar.com.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements that are based on management’s
current expectations and are subject to known and unknown uncertainties and risks, which could
cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated or implied by such
forward-looking statements. Onex is under no obligation to update any forward-looking
statements contained herein should material facts change due to new information, future events
or otherwise.

For further information:
Emilie Blouin
Director, Investor Relations
Tel: 416.362.7711

Cinven enters exclusive discussions to acquire AXA Life Europe

Cinven

The transaction creates Irish and cross-border consolidation platform

International private equity firm, Cinven, today announces that the Sixth Cinven Fund has entered into exclusive discussions to acquire AXA Life Europe (‘ALE’), a leading European life insurance company, for a consideration of €925 million.

ALE primarily manages guaranteed, unit-linked life insurance products (known as ‘Variable Annuities’) for its customer base across Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal. ALE manages c.248,000 policies, c.€8 billion of assets and has c.€5 billion of reserves of which c.70% is related to German policies. It has been closed to new business since 2017. Furthermore, ALE is a reinsurer of AXA’s Japanese variable annuity portfolio.

ALE is headquartered in Dublin (Ireland), one of the largest cross-border life assurance centres in Europe and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Building on Cinven’s expertise in the European life insurance sector, Cinven’s Financial Services team believes that ALE represents an attractive investment opportunity with significant value creation potential due to:

  • A fragmented market: the European Variable Annuity and life insurance market remains fragmented and represents a compelling consolidation opportunity for ALE, particularly in Ireland and the Isle of Man. Cinven’s strategy for ALE builds on the strategies being executed by its Financial Services team in Germany, through its investment in Viridium, and in Italy, through its investment in Eurovita;
  • M&A opportunities: a number of European insurers are planning to dispose of their existing guaranteed back-book portfolios which have become strategically non-core to them, creating an attractive M&A pipeline in the Irish life insurance market as well as the opportunity for ALE to become a consolidator of Variable Annuity back-book portfolios in Europe;
  • The scope for operational improvements: as a non-core disposal from the AXA Group, given the primary nature of the transaction, there is also scope to optimise ALE’s operations;
  • Asset management optimisation: ALE’s asset management and hedging strategies will be further optimised while maintaining strong Solvency II ratios following the carve-out; and
  • Industry-leading management team: Cinven will be partnering with the incumbent, industry-leading management team led by CEO, Eoin Lynam.

Furthermore, customers will benefit from enhanced risk management and underlying asset quality.

This transaction represents the 12th investment by the Sixth Cinven Fund and follows the Sixth Cinven Fund’s agreement to acquire Viridium Group and to provide it with equity funding to acquire Generali Leben, creating a leading German life insurance business with c.5 million policies and c.€55 billion of assets under management.

Caspar Berendsen, Partner at Cinven, commented:

“Over time we have managed to build a strong relationship with ALE and its management team and believe the opportunity for ALE is compelling. Cinven’s acquisition of ALE is a ‘repeat play’ of the consolidation platforms we have created though Guardian Financial Services in the UK, Eurovita in Italy, and Viridium in Germany. Cinven’s investment strategy in this case focuses on the consolidation of closed life funds with Variable Annuity offerings, primarily across Ireland and the Isle of Man. We have ambitious plans for this business and look forward to working alongside Eoin and his team to create value over the coming years.”

Andrea Bertolini, Principal at Cinven, added:

“Cinven continues to make investments in the closed life fund segment, bringing operational and financial excellence to this niche area. Cinven has fast become the leading private equity investor in this segment through investments in the UK, Germany and Italy. We will work in close partnership with the excellent management team to ensure no service interruptions for policy holders and in addition, identify value-accretive potential acquisition targets, creating benefits for all stakeholders of the businesses.”

Eoin Lynam, CEO of ALE, said:

“We have followed Cinven’s investments across various geographies in the European life insurance markets and it’s clear that they have a fantastic grasp of the opportunities available to ALE. We are closely aligned in terms of the future strategy for the business and share a collective vision of the value creation plan, alongside ensuring that all stakeholders benefit from retaining a robust financial base and further enhanced asset and risk management strategies.”

Completion of this transaction is subject to customary conditions, including completion by AXA of the informing of and consultation with the relevant works councils, as well as regulatory approvals by the Central Bank of Ireland and customary anti-trust approvals. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2018 or early 2019.

Advisors to the transaction included: JP Morgan, financial advice; Milliman, actuarial and hedging; Deloitte, finance, operational and information technology due diligence; Deloitte, tax; Clifford Chance, legal (transaction and other); A&L Goodbody, legal (regulatory); Marsh, insurance.

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ARDIAN agrees sale of its minority stake in Encevo S.A.

Ardian

Luxembourg, July 31st, 2018 – Ardian, a world-leading private investment house, today announces that it has agreed to sell its minority stake in Encevo S.A., a leading utility company, to China Southern Power Grid International (HK) (“CSGI HK”), wholly owned by China Southern Power Grid (“CSG”), a state-owned power grid company in China that engages in power transmission, distribution and supply business.
Encevo, which is based in Luxembourg, operates in several different energy business fields through its two subsidiaries, Creos and Enovos Luxembourg. Creos manages electricity and gas grids while Enovos Luxembourg is responsible for the sale of energy to a diversified portfolio of clients in Luxembourg and Germany. The company also holds interests in energy production assets, most notably in the renewable energy sector (wind, biogas, solar and hydro).
In July 2012, Ardian, alongside co-investors, acquired a minority stake in Encevo (formerly Enovos International) from Arcelor Mittal. It then subsequently acquired a further stake in 2015 from E.on and RWE.
Since Ardian’s investment, it has worked alongside the public shareholders of the company to help Encevo adapt its strategy and organization to reflect the new shape of European energy markets. A new strategic plan has been implemented, which included a €1bn investment program. In embracing the transition of energy markets, Encevo has increased investments in renewables and energy services, particularly in Luxembourg and Germany. Looking ahead, Encevo is interested in industrial partnerships, such as with CSG, which is based in Guangzhou.
Mathias Burghardt, member of the Executive Committee of Ardian and Head of Infrastructure, said: “Ardian developed a close partnership with the State of Luxembourg at an important moment for Encevo group. The two partners successfully developed a new vision for Encevo, which places the group at the forefront of Europe’s new energy landscape.”
Benoît Gaillochet, Managing Director Ardian Infrastructure, added: “We thank the management and the employees of Encevo as well as the Luxembourg shareholders for this fruitful collaboration. We truly believe that CSG will be an excellent industrial partner for Encevo as it looks to realize its growth ambitions.”
Hua Yang, president of CSGI HK, said: “We are delighted that we have entered into an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Encevo. CSG is a long-term industrial investor in Europe. We look forward to establishing cooperative relationships with Encevo management and Luxembourg shareholders, and we are committed to support Encevo’s development towards its strategic goals, as well as the development of its energy services for customers.”

ABOUT ARDIAN

Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of US$71bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The company is majority-owned by its employees. It keeps entrepreneurship at its heart and focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base.
Through its commitment to shared outcomes for all stakeholders, Ardian’s activities fuel individual, corporate and economic growth around the world.
Holding close its core values of excellence, loyalty and entrepreneurship, Ardian maintains a truly global network, with more than 500 employees working from fourteen offices across Europe (Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Zurich), the Americas (New York, San Francisco and Santiago) and Asia (Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo). It manages funds on behalf of around 700 clients through five pillars of investment expertise: Funds of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Private Debt.
Ardian on Twitter @Ardian

ABOUT CSG

CSG is a global leading utility company. In China, CSG engages in the investment, construction and operation of power networks in Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou and Hainan provinces. Outside China, CSG holds investments in the energy sector in Chile, Malaysia, Vietnam and Laos. CSG is promoting green and coordinated development of power grid and ensures harmony between the power grid and the environment.

INVOLVED PARTIES

ARDIAN
M&A sell side: Natixis
Legal: Arendt & Medernach
Accounting & Tax: EY
Markets: BCG
Regulation: NERA
Technical: E-BridgeCSGI
M&A sell side: JP Morgan, Deloitte
Legal: Clifford Chance
Accounting & Tax: Deloitte
Markets and Regulation: Roland Berger
Technical: Pöyry

PRESS CONTACTS

ARDIAN
Headland
TOM JAMES
Tel: +44 207 3675 240
tjames@headlandconsultancy.co.uk

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3i-backed Ponroy continues its buy and build strategy with acquisition of Densmore

3I

3i Group plc (“3i”) today announces that Ponroy Santé Group (“Ponroy”), a leading European company in the natural consumer healthcare industry in which 3i invested in January 2017 together with co-investor Cathay Capital, is acquiring Densmore, a natural food supplement laboratory mainly specialising in ophthalmic solutions to treat eye diseases.

Densmore was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Monaco. Its main brand, Suveal Duo, is a medically-proven supplement designed to fight age-related macular degeneration (“AMD”), a noncurable chronic disease affecting patients’ vision. Densmore has a 17% market share in this category and its products are regarded as being amongst the most innovative in the market. In addition to Suveal Duo, Densmore offers a range of complementary products for conditions such as glaucoma (Memoptic), inflammation and dry eyes. Its products are prescribed to patients directly by ophthalmologists. Densmore has enjoyed 17% p.a. organic sales growth since 2007 and is expected to generate close to €13m of sales in 2018. Its acquisition adds a new product line to Ponroy’s offering in the pharmacy channel and will also enhance Ponroy’s female care offering through other products including gynaecological food supplements. The CEO of Densmore, Philippe Caron, will join Ponroy and continue to lead the business.

This is the second acquisition made by Ponroy with the support of 3i. In September 2017, it acquired Ersa (Aragan and Synactifs brands), a designer and distributor of premium pharmaceutical food supplements, which strengthened its presence in the pharmacy channel and in the probiotic segment. Thanks to these acquisitions, Ponroy is now the third largest player in the French food supplement pharmacy channel, and aims to replicate its successful business model in other major geographies offering significant growth potential.

Philippe Charrier, President and CEO of Ponroy, commented:

“Densmore is an innovative and fast growing company, and a great fit for Ponroy. Its natural products are backed by strong medical studies, reinforcing Ponroy’s own medical credibility. We look forward to working with Philippe Caron and his team.”

Nicolas Brodetsky, Vice President of Ponroy and Group Head of Pharmacy, added:

“Phillippe Caron is an entrepreneur and we share the same values. Beyond the already strong products, Densmore has a rich pipeline of innovation complementary to ours that Ponroy can bring to market not only in France but also through our international network of partners and subsidiaries.”

Rémi Carnimolla, Partner and Managing Director, 3i France, and Guillaume Basquin, Director, 3i France commented:

“This is an important strategic acquisition for Ponroy and fully in line with 3i’s buy-and-build strategy of helping its portfolio companies to expand. Densmore is an R&D-oriented business with an exciting innovation pipeline and has demonstrated strong financial performance over the last 10 years.” 

For further information, contact:
3i Group plc

Silvia Santoro
Investor enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7975 3258
Email: silvia.santoro@3i.com
Kathryn van der Kroft
Media enquiries
Tel: +44 20 7975 3021
Email: kathryn.vanderkroft@3i.com

 

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KPN Ventures leads investment in cyber security startup ZecOps

Kpn Ventures

ROTTERDAM, July 31, 2018 – Dutch corporate investment fund KPN Ventures announced today it has participated as lead investor in the $3.5m seed round of ZecOps, a cyber security startup based in San Francisco and Tel Aviv, focusing on automated threat analysis.

ZecOps seed round is supplemented by an investment from Evolution Equity Partners, a fund that specializes in cybersecurity, Plug and Play Silicon ValleyWISE VenturesArray Ventures, and respected angel investors.

ZecOps was started in July 2017 by Zuk Avraham together with his wife & co-founder, Taly Slachevsky. ZecOps is Avraham’s second entrepreneurial journey. He founded his first company, Zimperium, in 2010, where he currently serves as its Chairman of the Board. Zimperium is the leading mobile threat defense solution on the market.

ZecOps products gained high traction during its first year, while still in stealth-mode, with well-known customers from the technology, finance and telecom segments. ZecOps is working with law enforcement agencies, banks, critical infrastructure, tech, payment solutions and telcos to solve major pain points in cyber security.

“Through KPN’s cooperation with Zimperium, We have got to know Zuk as a clear thought leader in cyber security” said Herman Kienhuis, EVP and Managing Director at KPN Ventures.“With ZecOps, he is taking on a new challenge: automating security breach analysis; we see great potential in enabling more companies to learn from attacks, generate new threat intelligence and substantially improve their security.”

Michal Pechoucek, Partner at Evolution Equity Partners, adds: “Increased efficiencies gained from automation in security operations is an important area in cybersecurity where Zecops have developed cutting edge technology. We believe the attributes of the Zecops technology are unique and provide the company with a cutting-edge advantage in the global marketplace. We welcome Zecops and its team of seasoned cybersecurity professionals to our portfolio.”

“We are extremely excited to welcome ZecOps into our family.  Out of the hundreds of cybersecurity startups we analyzed this year, ZecOps stood out as one of the most exciting,” says George Damouny, Partner at Plug and Play Ventures. “With their strong team and expertise in the cybersecurity space, we have high expectations for ZecOps as they continue to revolutionize the Security Operations market.”

Following this seed round investment, ZecOps will launch its products for general availability to help organizations hunt down attackers’ mistakes effectively.

“We were surprised with the overwhelming demand for our products. It can be exceedingly difficult to innovate in a crowded market like the cyber security space – but we were able to do it effectively. Consequently, the reactions from CISOs around the globe made our efforts worthwhile,” said Mr. Avraham. “In the last year, we detected multiple APTs for a variety of businesses, a rare achievement especially for a one year old company”.

About ZecOps, Inc.
ZecOps is a stealth mode cybersecurity automation company headquartered in San Francisco, California with R&D based in Tel Aviv, Israel. ZecOps learns from attackers’ mistakes with the goal of discovering the course of action and objectives of entire campaign, burn the threat actors exploits & persistence mechanisms and increase the attacker’s campaign costs for targeting a ZecOps protected company. To contact ZecOps, visit https://www.zecops.com. For press inquiries: mail ZecOps PR at media@zecops.com