August Equity invests in Integrity360

Private equity firm August Equity has invested an undisclosed sum into Integrity360. In addition, Ian Brown has joined the company as executive chairman and Matt Tomlinson has joined to run UK business development operations.

Brown and Tomlinson both join from SecureData, a British cyber security services business that was acquired by Orange in 2019. Eoin Goulding, Integrity360’s founder and CEO, moves to a new role of president.

Brown and Goulding intend to use the investment to accelerate the growth of Integrity360 with an extensive acquisition programme planned across Europe. The two will also further expand Integrity360’s comprehensive portfolio of services, including managed detection and response (MDR) services.

Goulding commented, “Over the past 16 years the company has successfully grown to become a leading cyber security specialist within Ireland and in the UK. We have a fantastic team with a thriving culture, and I am delighted to now work with both August and Ian who will continue to bolster our service capability and expand our reach internationally.”

Brown added, “I look forward to working with the team to accelerate our organic growth plans and also build the brand internationally. The market need for such services has never been stronger given both the massive digital transformation acceleration within businesses, alongside the rapid evolution of cyber threats.”

Mehul Patel, partner at August Equity, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Ian Brown again in the cyber security market and investing in Integrity360. We look forward to working with Ian, Eoin and the team as we work together to accelerate the growth of Integrity360 and build a substantial leadership position across the European market.”

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Charlotte Hathway

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