About Utimaco

Utimaco is a worldwide supplier of professional cybersecurity solutions and is based in Aachen, Germany. Since 1983, Utimaco has been developing hardware-based, high-security appliances (Hardware Security Modules) and compliance solutions for telecommunication provider regulations (lawful interception and data retention). Today, Utimaco is a world-market leader in both segments. Customers and partners of Utimaco in all parts of the world trust the company’s long-term, proven reliability and investment protection, as well as its many certified IT security standards. Utimaco stands for recognized product quality, user-friendly software, excellent support and trusted high security—made in Germany.

About EQT

EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately EUR 31 billion in raised capital. EQT has portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 15 billion and approximately 100,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.

For further information, please visit www.eqtpartners.com.

About PINOVA Capital

PINOVA Capital is an independent private equity firm focusing on high-growth engineering and services companies in German-speaking regions of Europe. The fund invests equity between € 3 million and € 15 million, taking minority and majority positions in companies within a revenue bracket of € 10 million to € 75 million. PINOVA Capital was founded by Marko Maschek, Martin Olbort and Joern Pelzer, who have long-standing experience in private equity, an entrepreneurial background in small business, and an international network. PINOVA Fund I currently holds investments in ten companies (BrandMaker GmbH, CLARUS Films GmbH, deconta GmbH, fabfab GmbH, Hemoteq AG, INVENT Umwelttechnik AG, Norafin GmbH, RADEMACHER GERÄTE-ELEKTRONIK GmbH, Utimaco GmbH and WENDT SIT GmbH & Co. KG). It is supported by the European Union through the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).

About BIP Investment Partners S.A. (BIP)

BIP Investment Partners S.A. is an independent financial holding company backed by Luxembourg family shareholders and select institutional investors, managing a diversified investment portfolio with a net worth of around EUR 400 million. BIP invests into both privately owned and publicly traded companies with significant growth potential, mainly in Benelux, Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria. BIP’s international team is based in Luxembourg and builds on significant experience in private and public equity investments.