Pride Capital Partners supports the Link11 Group, a leading cybersecurity company headquartered in Germany with global locations in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East with the acquisition of Reblaze Technologies (“Reblaze”). The strategic acquisition of a leading provider of cloud-native WAAP strengthens Link11's position as an international security cloud platform and significantly increases its market position in network security, web protection and web performance, all growing market segments.
Pride Capital invested in Link11 in August of 2019 to support their growth strategy. Since then, Link11 had its first acquisition in December 2020 of DOSarrest, expanding towards US, Canada, and Asia. Reblaze is now the second acquisition of the Link11 and will further enhance the product portfolio, the development capacity, and global presence. The SaaS platform of Reblaze integrates seamlessly into the Link11 infrastructure and product portfolio and strengthens the Link11 Group's global go-to-market strategy.
Jens-Philipp Jung, CEO of Link11 comments: "This acquisition represents a major strategic milestone for us. We are combining our strengths in the areas of Network Security & Observability, Web Application & API Protection and Web Performance. We are very pleased to be able to offer a holistic web protection suite that covers all relevant security layers with our expanded product offering. This comprehensive protection solution provides companies across the world with effective and efficient protection against a wide range of cyber threats."
Lars van ‘t Hoenderdaal, Managing Partner of Pride Capital Partners adds: “Our goal is to combine profitable and compatible SaaS companies to become more sizeable, knowledgeable and scalable. Both companies already serve big customers, but in combination they have the ability to grow faster than stand alone. Recently we invested a sizeable amount in Link11 to prepare them for this big step”.
The company was founded in 2004 and the two founders are still managing directors and majority shareholders. Link11 is a multiple award-winning provider of IT security solutions for performance, network, and web protection in Europe. The Frankfurt-based company operates a proprietary global security cloud platform that secures the digital value creation of companies worldwide against cyber-attacks. Link11 uses its patented technology to automatically detect and defend against DDoS attacks.