- Bridgepoint’s investment in DataExpert is the 10th platform investment by BDC IV
- Interstellar sold its stake in DataExpert to Bridgepoint as part of the transaction
- BDC is a mid-cap investor that supports international development of small and mid-sized companies
Bridgepoint has made a strategic investment in DataExpert via Bridgepoint Development Capital IV (BDC IV). No financial details of the transaction were disclosed.
DataExpert is a provider of products and services to combat cybercrime and fraud and deliver forensic and incident response services. The firm is headquartered near Utrecht in the Netherlands.
Interstellar has sold its stake in DataExpert to Bridgepoint as part of the transaction.
This investment follows Bridgepoint’s strategic investment in Infinigate, a distributor of enterprise cybersecurity services to SMEs in Europe.
“We share the leadership teams’ ambition to grow through expanding their product offering, broadening their customer base and targeting new territories globally, all while continuing to partner with vendors and customers to fight against cybercrime and fraud,” said David MacKenzie, partner at Bridgepoint Development Capital.
Bridgepoint’s investment in DataExpert is the 10th platform investment by BDC IV, and its first in the Netherlands.
The transaction closed today.
London-based BDC is a mid-cap investor that supports international development of small and mid-sized companies.
BDC is a part of Bridgepoint, a listed international alternative asset manager focused on middle-market companies and based in London.
Bridgepoint was advised by Houthoff (legal advisor), Emendo Capital (financial adviser), PwC (commercial, technology, financial and tax due diligence), Anthesis (ESG due diligence) and Marsh (insurance due diligence).
(Note: Bridgepoint owns PEI Group, the publisher of PE Hub Europe.)