Amsterdam / Veenendaal – on 10 July, funds managed by Committed Capital sold DataExpert to Quadrum Capital. DataExpert was part of the first fund of Committed Capital (formerly known as Soestdijk Capital) backed by Headway Capital Partners from the UK.
In a world where relentless cybercrime is getting more sophisticated, aggressive and persistent, whilst malicious activity on the internet remains a lucrative business to criminals, DataExpert is ideally positioned to address these developments by offering a comprehensive portfolio of cyberintelligence and cybersecurity focused technology and services. Its advanced solutions, combining products from best-of-breed vendors and the expertise of its skilled consultants and trainers, help criminal and fraud investigation agencies, as well as enterprise-grade clients such as insurance companies, telcos and banks, protect their data and digital infrastructures against crime and fraud. As such, DataExpert is recognised as a thought leader in the National Security domain. Following years of specialisation DataExpert has evolved into a leading cyberintelligence and cybersecurity specialist in the Benelux, Nordics and the Dutch Caribbean.
Committed Capital is a private equity firm investing in SME companies with a strong growth ambition. Its typical deal size at entry ranges between EUR 5 and EUR 20 million. Committed Capital is currently investing from its second fund backed by informal investors and family offices.
Quadrum Capital is a private equity firm with considerable experience in the IT sector. Its technology investments include Sparkler (Big Data Republic, JCore, JDriven, AI Vantage Divotion), Nerds & Company, Sigmax, and Wazzup Software, as well as cybersecurity company Storro. Quadrum Capital recently closed its EUR 100 million Quadrum Investment Fund II and DataExpert is Quadrum Capital’s fourth investment from this fund.
Wai Ki Chiu (partner Committed Capital): “We would like to thank Robbert Bakker and his team for their great cooperation and dedication. Today, DataExpert is excellently positioned as a technology leader in a dynamically growing cyberintelligence market. CFI’s understanding of DataExpert’s unique business model, culture and senior-level dedication throughout the process were instrumental in achieving a successful outcome with the right partner, that allows DataExpert to continue its international growth trajectory”.
CFI Netherlands, a registered trademark and the international M&A advisory arm of Corporate Finance Benelux, initiated discussions and negotiations in a process, which ultimately resulted in a successful sale to Quadrum Capital that closed on 10 July 2019.