CEA invests in European companies working in the fields of cyber security and intelligence
TAMPA, Fla.–( BUSINESS WIRE )–CEA Group (CEA) is pleased to announce an exciting and exclusive investment in cyber security and intelligence in Europe.
Funds advised by Rheingold Capital have acquired all shares of SIM and ATECS, two companies specializing in cyber security.
Funds advised by Rheingold Capital GmbH bought all shares of Secure Information Management GmbH (“SIM”, Germany) and ATECS AG (“ATECS”, Switzerland) from the German Zech group.
A subsidiary of CEA Group, an investment bank and alternative asset management firm based in Tampa, Florida, has made a strategic investment. Founded in 1973, CEA has focused its activities on cyber security, intelligence and space technologies.
SIM Group is a leading manufacturer and supplier of advanced and customized electronic technology solutions for cyber security and intelligence applications. The company’s advanced digital solutions have been supplied to national and international security, intelligence and defense agencies in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, as well as South and Central America for over 20 years.
SIM and ATECS will continue to expand their business activities as a dedicated one-stop shop for the intelligence community in all relevant international markets.
Dr. Henning Walf, Managing Partner of Rheingold Capital: “We have acquired an established, very reliable and reputable player in the security industry, providing state-of-the-art technologies and the best solutions available for police services and national intelligence. in all relevant markets. We are committed to taking advantage of new opportunities to expand and expand our market presence by leveraging the company’s unique know-how and the rapid market growth associated with such solutions.
Chairman Rick Michaels said: “We are delighted to be part of an investment group acquiring a strategic stake alongside European investors. We will explore opportunities for international expansion through the acquisition of organic groups and international joint ventures where the markets will be favorable for this type of service. CEA will assist the company as a strategic advisor. »
About Rheingold Capital
Rheingold Capital is an industrial holding company with offices in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Spain investing in mid-sized companies in Western Europe. Rheingold focuses on corporate transactions and its dedicated international team brings its extensive experience on active businesses and sellers.
About CEA Group
Founded in 1973, CEA is a leading provider of investment banking services. With experienced staff worldwide, CEA has unparalleled industry knowledge and experience as well as long-standing industry relationships. CEA has completed more than 1,000 transactions in more than 60 countries totaling more than $60 billion. CEA’s reputation and success is based on providing innovative, value-added solutions and services to customers worldwide.
ECA Atlantic Advisors, LLC is a FINRA registered broker and member of SIPC.
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