Autor: kologne 15.05.19 - 11:21
2019 Feb 14 (Reuters) - cyber surveillance firm NSO Group (Luxembourg-headquartered) said on Thursday its founders and management had acquired the company from U.S. private equity firm Francisco Partners with the support of European private equity firm Novalpina Capital
NSO did not provide financial details. An industry source told Reuters the deal for Francisco Partners’ stake of more than 65 percent was based on a company valuation of about $1 billion. Management and employees already own the rest of NSO.
NSO is best known as a supplier of mobile surveillance tools to governments and law enforcement agencies. It had revenue of $250 million and dozens of licensed customers in 2018.
The Luxembourg-headquartered company was founded in 2009