Marlin & Associates' client, QuoVadis agrees to be acquired by WISeKey

13 February 2017

We are pleased to announce another successful cybersecurity transaction on which Marlin & Associates has advised.

Our client QuoVadis, a portfolio company of ABRY Partners and a global provider of a managed Public Key Infrastructure (mPKI), Certification Authority (CA) and electronic signature services (eID), has agreed to be acquired by WISeKey (SIX: WIHN), a leading Swiss cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT) company. The transaction is expected to close before the end of Q1 of 2017.

This strategic transaction combines two cybersecurity firms with strong and longstanding brand recognition. QuoVadis contributes its strength serving more than 3,000 clients worldwide including more than 300 enterprise clients in Europe, the United States and Australia. QuoVadis further builds WISeKey’s Trusted Vertical Cybersecurity Platform adding Electronic identification (eID) and electronic Trust Services; key enablers for secure cross-border electronic transactions and central building blocks of a digital single market.

Roman Brunner, QuoVadis CEO, said: "The Marlin & Associates team was a highly valued player in completing our transaction. Their professional expertise and commitment to the process, preparation, positioning, presentation, and leadership got us to the finish line. They’re smart, available whenever needed, and bring the work ethic to get the deal done.”

Tony Nagel, QuoVadis co-founder and COO added: “Marlin & Associates really showed integrity and capability throughout the entire process. We could not have closed this strategic transaction without their skillful execution and dedication.”

We are pleased to have been the exclusive financial and strategic advisor to QuoVadis and ABRY on this important transaction and to have helped the company find an outstanding partner. 

Marlin & Associates is one of the most active investment banking and strategic advisory firms providing counsel to worldwide buyers and sellers of middle-market fintech and cybersecurity firms as well as others that provide business and market intelligence, enterprise data and analytics, application software and other information technology related services. Headquartered in New York City, with offices in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Toronto, Marlin & Associates has won numerous awards including the “Middle-Market Investment Bank of the Year,” “Boutique Investment Bank of the Year”, “Middle-Market Financing Agent of the Year – Equity,” and “TMT Advisory Bank of the Year.” More than 20 transactions on which Marlin & Associates has advised have been recognized as “Deal-of-the-Year”. The Marlin & Associates team of professionals has advised on more than 200 information-technology transactions in 27 countries.