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NNA - Arab economic summit work begins with meeting for ministerial follow up committee
NNA - Work commenced Friday on the Fourth Arab Economic and Social Development Summit in Beirut at 9 a.m. with...
NNA - الامين العام المساعد للجامعة العربية في مؤتمر صحافي في 'مونرو': التنمية من دون تمويل غير ممكنة وعودة سوريا حتمية وبالتوافق مستوى التمثيل لا يؤثر على تنفيذ المقررات والدول الحاضرة ملزمة
وطنية - أوضح الأمين العام المساعد لجامعة الدول العربية السفيرحسام زكي خلال مؤتمر صحافي عقده في فندق "مونرو"، أن "المسار التحضيري للقمة العربية التنموية: الاقتصاديية الاجتماعية، يمر...
NNA - مؤتمر صحافي مشترك للامين العام للجامعة العربية ووزير الخارجية اللبناني
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NNA - Meeting of Socioeconomic Preparatory Council Ministers kicks off
NNA - The meeting for Arab Foreign Ministers and relevant ministers of the Socioeconomic Preparatory Council has kicked off...
SANA - نادي الثورة يتوج بطلا لكأس الجمهورية بكرة السلة للسيدات
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SANA - شركة اسمنت الرستن تستأنف إنتاجها بزخم قوي بعد خلاصها من الإرهاب
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NNA - Director General of the Ministry of Information, Hassan Falha, honors ASBU Director General and accompanying delegation
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SANA - الرئيس الفيتنامي يتقبل أوراق اعتماد مصطفى سفيراً غير مقيم
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NNA - Greek Ambassador visits Tripoli Orthodox Archbishop
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CNA - وفد من مجموعة دول مجلس أوروبا لمكافحة الفساد يزور قبرص
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
ذكر بيان صحفي صادر عن مجلس أوروبا، أن وفداً من مجموعة دول مجلس أوروبا لمكافحة الفساد سيزور قبرص يومي 7 و...
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Lusa - Business News - Angola: Namibia points to flaws in country's refined petrol
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Lusa - Business News - Guinea-Bissau: IMF calls for 'transparent and competitive' cashew campaign
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EFE - Soccer stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Xabi Alonso to face tax fraud verdict
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CNA - ارتفاع أسعار المنازل في الربع الثالث من عام 2018
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرص / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
سجل مؤشر أسعار المنازل ارتفاعاً في الربع الثالث من عام 2018 بنسبة 1.7% مقارنة بالربع المماثل من عام 2017،...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Confederation of Farmers concerned about Brexit
Castelo Branco, Portugal, Jan. 18 (Lusa) - Portugal's Confederation of Farmers (CAP) on Friday said it was concerned about Brexit,...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: TAP to triple links between Porto, New York
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CNA - P&O Ferries sets all English Channel ships under Cyprus flag
CNA/Thanasis Gavos - UK/London
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Lowest threshold for personal income tax rises to €654 per month
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CNA - House prices up 1.7% in Q3 2018
CNA - Nicosia
House Price Index (HPI) for the third quarter of 2018 increased 1.7% compared to the corresponding quarter of...
Lusa - Business News - East Timor: About 30% of population faces food insecurity - government
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Lusa - Business News - Guinea-Bissau: Prime minister calls on exemption, impartiality from media
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يغادر رئيس مجلس النواب ديمتريس سيلوريس إلى دبلن يوم السبت لحضور الاحتفال المئوي لمجلس النواب الايرلندي ديل، بدعوة من رئيس مجلس...
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Q3 house prices up 1.0% QoQ, 8.5% YoY, twice EU, euro rate - Eurostat
Brussels, Jan. 18 (Lusa) – House prices in Portugal in the third quarter of 2018 were up by almost twice...
HINA - Mufti says Pope happy with coexistence model of Muslims and Christians in Croatia
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HINA - Catholic, Orthodox bishops urge faithful to promote unity above all national, political exclusiveness
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Lusa - Business News - Angola: Germany 'ready to increase investment in energy, healthcare - ambassador
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Lusa - Business News - Angola: Diamonds, agriculture to drive 1.2% growth this year, 3.2% next - AfDB
Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Jan. 18 (Lusa) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) forecasts Angola's economy to grow by 1.2% this...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Top newspaper headlines on Friday, 18 January
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Sonae IM takes majority in Luxembourg cybersecurity provider Excellium




Lisbon, Jan. 10 (Lusa) – Portugal’s Sonae Investment Management (Sonae IM) on Thursday announced the purchase of a majority stake in Excellium, a Luxembourg-based leader in cybersecurity services with a presence in Belgium.
According to Sonae IM, a unit of Sonae that focusses on investment in technology, its new subsidiary has more than 100 expert staff who provide professional and managed services through its proprietary cybersecurity management solution SOC Eyeguard.
"The company has a customer base that includes the most renowned financial institutions, government entities and other economic groups with activity in Benelux," said Sonae IM in a statement.
With this acquisition, the price for which was not disclosed, "Excellium and S21sec – a company already in the portfolio of Sonae IM, a leader and pioneer at the Iberian level in cybersecurity services, with a major presence in Latin America - reinforce their portfolio of services and technologies, giving customers access to a still more complete, innovative and integrated offer of cybersecurity solutions," the company said.
It described the purchase as "particularly important" at a time when cybercrime has been growing exponentially, since it "increases the capacity for innovation of both companies for the provision of highly specialised services in combating these threats."
The Europe-wide scale of the two companies, "with a presence in several countries, will enable them to address the growing demand of all organisations and, more specifically, the needs of large enterprises in the European market, ensuring an agile and rapid response from highly specialised teams, working close to the customer," it said.
Given "the current fragmentation of the cybersecurity market”, it added, the move “positions Excellium and S21sec as one of the independent European leaders of managed security services, with more than 500 professionals and with the capacity to accelerate its growth plan."
The statement quoted Carlos Alberto Silva, managing director of Sonae IM, as saying that Excellium “represents our gateway to the high added value markets” of Europe’s most developed economies.
"Following the acquisition in 2016 of Sysvalue, in Portugal, and the merger of S21sec with Nextel in Spain, during 2018, this transaction reinforces our commitment to the consolidation of the sector,” he stressed. “In addition, this is a major milestone in our trajectory, as our tenth investment in cybersecurity since 2014."
Christophe Bianco, managing partner at Excellium, said that "in Sonae IM, Excellium has found not only a financial investor, but also a partner with knowledge of the sector and which has distinctive assets in the field of cybersecurity." This, he went on, “gives us the possibility of writing a new chapter in the development of the company.”
Sonae IM currently has more than 20 major stakes in companies with high-tech potential or in development phases ranging from startup to growth phases.
It has also invested as a limited partner in three funds managed by Armilar Venture Partners that has stakes in 22 companies, including Outsystems and Feedzai.
Excellium was founded five years ago in Luxembourg and currently has a commercial presence in six other countries (Belgium, France, Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and Ivory Coast), working for more than 140 customers.

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Date : 2019-01-11 08:51:41







 

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