SSL247 has been sold to Sectigo, a portfolio company of GI Partners

SSL247 is the biggest secure sockets layer (SSL) certificate and web security provider in Europe, with nearly two decades of experience selling and supporting SSL certificates, vulnerability assessments, digital identifications (email, code signing, Internet of Things certificates), penetration tests and audits, data protection and other security solutions to customers across 18 countries in Europe and Latin America.

Benjamin Tack, Co-founder of SSL247, said, “As digital security experts, SSL247 is driven to help secure the value of businesses online and offline through a range of specifically tailored services. Joining the global Sectigo organization will enable our team to offer a broader set of resources and solutions to our more than 10,000 satisfied clients, spanning micro businesses to large enterprises.”

With the acquisition of SSL247, Sectigo significantly extends its sales reach and support for the company’s leading SSL certificate solutions to thousands of additional organizations across Europe and Latin America.

Oliver Wilkinson, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of SSL247, commented, “We were impressed with Lincoln’s expertise, experience and – more importantly – results from start to finish, plus their dedication to keeping deal momentum up.”

Matthieu Rosset, Managing Director at Lincoln International, added, “It’s been a great pleasure to have represented SSL247’s founders on this strategic cross-border transaction. Over the last 20 years, SSL247 has built an incredibly strong business and clear leadership position in Europe. We look forward to seeing the combined success of Sectigo and SSL247 under GI Partners’ ownership.”

Lincoln acted as the exclusive investment banking advisor to SSL247 founders and shareholders, working closely with the company’s management team and shareholders throughout the sale process. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

SSL247 Sectigo GI Partners 2020
  • 2020
    Close Year
  • Technology, Media & Telecom
  • Private
    Client Type
  • Strategic | Cross-border
    Transaction Type
  • USA | France
We appreciated Lincoln’s continued dedication to the project, the relevance of their advice, the continuity of their involvement and their intimate understanding of our niche industry and business model.
Benjamin Tack
Co-founder of SSL247

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