Pointsharp, backed by Main Capital Partners, today announces its third add-on acquisition of identity and role management specialist SIVIS, based in Germany and Denmark. Through this strategic merger, Sweden-based Pointsharp continuous its impressive growth journey as it bids to become the leading provider of European-made cybersecurity products, thus strengthening European data sovereignty.
Main first invested in Pointsharp in 2020 to support the company in its next phase of growth, with a keen focus on international expansion throughout Northwestern Europe. In 2021, Swedish company Secmaker was added to the Pointsharp portfolio, which created a leading Nordic player within user authentication and access management. Further, in 2022, the acquisition of Cryptshare further strengthened Pointsharp’s position as a leading security software player in the European market, with complementary solutions for secure digital communication. Now, with the addition of SIVIS’ strong offering within Identity and role management, the Group is well equipped to compete with global competitors.
Developing a leading European IT security player
Pointsharp, founded in 2006, has grown from 10 FTEs in 2020 to an combined organization of +200 FTEs with local offices in Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland and Finland with pro-forma revenues in the region of EUR 28 million in 2022. Together the group services +2000 clients such as Akademiska Sjukhuset Uppsala, Atea, Friesland Campina, Webasto, ThyssenKrupp, Audi, Försäkringskassan, Region Blekinge, SICK, Karolinska Institutet, Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund and Nottingham County Council.
The acquisition of SIVIS comes at a time where there is an increasing demand for one-stop-shop software that can support user’s digital life journey, with login & access management, secure communication, on-, off- and cross boarding, role management, maintaining user processes and compliance across organizations.
Niklas Brask, Managing Director at Pointsharp Group, commented: “Pointsharp is on a rapid and exciting journey to build a leading European IT security player. We offer a complete suite of security software solutions to help companies build a better, modern and more secure workplace. By partnering with SIVIS, we are extending our portfolio with a strong Identity Management for SAP and Microsoft environments as well as role management, compliance checks and pioneering AI products in enterprise security.”
Boris Grothues and Philipp Latini, co-CEO’s at SIVIS, added: “We are very proud of the success of SIVIS. Our expertise has positioned us as leaders in our field. The merger with Pointsharp, known for strong and secure authentication in complex enterprise landscapes and encryption solutions, is an exciting development. This strategic move will enable us to offer our customers enhanced security throughout the entire identity lifecycle. Furthermore, we anticipate this merger to unlock even greater potential and opportunities for growth. We look forward to this promising next step in our journey.”
Wessel Ploegmakers, Partner and co-Head of the Nordics office at Main, concluded: “This strategic combination with SIVIS symbolises another important step in Pointsharp’s growth journey as it seeks to become the leading European security player while also competing with the larger US vendors. Furthermore, the acquisition of SIVIS enables Pointsharp to solidify its presence in the strategically important growth market Germany. We are delighted with the improved international outlook for the group as it also simultaneously adds strong and complementary solutions to the already impressive service offering.”
This strategic combination with SIVIS symbolises another important step in Pointsharp’s growth journey as it seeks to become the leading European security player while also competing with the larger US vendors.
Pointsharp was founded in 2006 and has since enabled organizations to secure their digital identities and logins by combining the ability to meet the highest security demands and today’s need for user friendly solutions. Pointsharp has a broad solution offering in the Identity and Access Management market related to multi-factor authentication, secure access, encryption, digital signature, user provisioning and password management. The company serves more than 3,000 enterprise organizations globally with high security or sensitive data needs in several different market verticals, including finance, governmental, and industrial.
SIVIS was founded in 1999 and focuses on IDM, risk management, compliance and authorizations with a focus on SAP and Microsoft environments. Using SIVIS’ solutions allows customers to organize and manage roles and identities within the SAP, Microsoft and nearby ecosystems from a single location in an automated and user-friendly manner. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, the company serves more than 250 loyal enterprise customers in several industries, engaging 64 employees. Some of the partners that SIVIS closely collaborates with are Mehrwerk, Voquz and Mindsquare.
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