Investcorp acquires cybersecurity firm, Avira

Investcorp acquires cybersecurity  firm, Avira
Gilbert Kamieniecky, managing director of Investcorp Technology Partners.
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Updated 12 April 2020

Investcorp acquires cybersecurity firm, Avira

Investcorp acquires cybersecurity  firm, Avira

Investcorp Technology Partners, an European technology investor, announced that it has agreed to acquire Avira Holding GmbH & Co. KG and ALV GmbH & Co. KG for $180 million.
Avira is a German-headquartered, multinational cybersecurity software solutions firm serving the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and consumer end markets, with more than 500 million endpoints protected globally.
This acquisition represents the first institutional investment in Avira since it was founded in 1986 by Tjark Auerbach.
Gilbert Kamieniecky, managing director of Investcorp Technology Partners, said: “We are delighted to announce another high-quality addition to our technology partners portfolio. Avira represents an attractive opportunity to invest in a cybersecurity business and marks our third investment in the DACH tech sector in the last 18 months. With our long history of working with cybersecurity, IoT and data-driven businesses, Investcorp is looking forward to supporting Avira’s targeted growth trajectory and expansion plans.”
Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira, added: “We are proud to be partnering with a firm that offers such a breadth of experience working with growing technology and software firms. The investment confirms our business strategy and enables us to further accelerate our profitable growth in the consumer and OEM market segments.”


Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue

Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue
Updated 17 January 2021

Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue

Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue

DUBAI: The 14th Edition of the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF), Asia’s most influential leadership series that engages the region’s visionaries, strategists, experts and influencers in conversations seeking equitable solutions for pressing socio-economic issues, is now live and hosted on its bespoke virtual venue, the ABLF City - a state-of-the-art virtual environment that facilitates the global virtual event series.

Registered users have access to world-class forums, round tables, masterclasses, workshops and the ABLF Expo featuring its partners. Through the ABLF Talks Live, users can engage with some of the world’s brightest leaders and proactive global citizens as they debate and discuss ways to secure and protect our collective future after the pandemic.

The ABLF Talks Live will host its first edition in 2021 on Jan. 18 from 12.45 PM – 5.15 PM (GMT +4) at the ABLF City. The Virtual Conclaves, to be held every month till December 2021, features in-depth conversations with Asia’s policy-makers and decision takers on relevant subjects of the times and enables proactive online networking.

The speakers at the January 18 Conclave are: Aaditya Mattoo, Chief Economist of the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank, Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, Dr Ayesha Khanna, CEO and Co-Founder ADDO AI, Singapore, Gaurav Gupta, Co-Founder, Zomato, Sacha Jafri, Artist, Kathleen Rogers, President, EARTHDAY.ORG and H.E. Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO Dubai FDI.

To register for the event, click here (https://www.ablf.com/talks-live-registration)