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Scope of intervention

Sycomore Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to Keensight Capital in the context of its acquisition of Nomios, a leading European cybersecurity service provider

Date of closing : 

November 2023

Keensight Capital, one of the leading private equity managers dedicated to pan-European Growth Buyout investments, signed an exclusivity agreement to acquire Nomios, a European expert in cybersecurity and secure network services.

 

Rationale

Nomios has a presence in over 20 offices across Europe, more than €400 million in revenue coupled with a healthy profitability and over 600 employees; a large portion of which are certified engineers.

The Company specialises in helping customers secure their increasingly complex digital landscape. It provides an end-to-end offering, including: Nomios support; solutions from trusted and high-quality vendors; professional services; and managed services, including but not limited to Nomios’ security operating centres (“SOCs”).

Since January 2019, it has undergone a transition towards a cybersecurity expert of scale across Europe. It has successfully doubled its revenues through organic growth realised across service lines and geographies.

Under the leadership of CEO Sébastien Kher, Nomios has capitalised on its proven track record of client stickiness, maintaining and achieving high vendor accreditations and high employee loyalty.

In addition, Nomios has also launched several new strategic initiatives, including the successful unveiling of various SOCs in its key markets.

It has also expanded its footprint in Europe through two acquisitions in Poland and Italy.

Nomios at a glance

Nomios is a leading European provider of cybersecurity and secure networking solutions and services and has a broad customer base in highly diversified sectors. Nomios has grown into an organisation with more than 20 offices in seven European countries and has continuously expanded its own professional services, managed services, support and SOC offering.

Keensight Capital at a glance

Keensight Capital (“Keensight”), one of the leading European Growth Buyout firms, is committed to supporting entrepreneurs as they implement their growth strategies. For over 20 years, Keensight Capital’s team of seasoned professionals has leveraged their knowledge of investment and growth industries to invest for the long term in profitable companies with high growth potential and revenues in the range of €10 million to €400 million. Drawing on its expertise in the Technology and Healthcare sectors, Keensight identifies the best investment opportunities in Europe and works closely with management teams to develop and achieve their strategic vision. Keensight Capital’s success has also earned it a Gold Award from the Private Equity Exchange & Awards each year for the last six consecutive years, and in particular, the Best European Growth Private Equity Fund.

IK Partners at a glance

IK Partners (“IK”) is a European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics and the UK. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €14 billion of capital and invested in over 170 European companies. IK supports companies with strong underlying potential, partnering with management teams and investors to create robust, well-positioned businesses with excellent long-term prospects.