SC&H Capital Advises Datablink In Sale To WatchGuard Technologies

8/10/17

Gregory Hogan

International cybersecurity deal positions WatchGuard Technologies to provide advanced authentication technology to further enhance network security solutions.

SC&H Capital, the investment banking and advisory arm of SC&H Group, announced today the acquisition of its client Datablink, Inc. by WatchGuard Technologies.

Datablink, headquartered in McLean, VA. with primary operations in Brazil, is a leading provider of advanced transaction signing and user authentication hardware and software solutions for financial institutions and corporate organizations.

Seattle-based WatchGuard Technologies, provides network security solutions that address the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape for small to midsize businesses. WatchGuard has deployed upwards of a million of its integrated, multi-function network security applications worldwide. The acquisition of Datablink strengthens WatchGuard’s security portfolio with the ability to now deliver advanced authentication to small to midsize businesses and distributed enterprises.

“We worked closely with Datablink’s shareholders and management team to find the right buyer that would allow the company to continue to serve its existing customer base, and to leverage its unique technology for broader use in the enterprise security market,” said Gregory Hogan, Director, SC&H Capital. “Through this acquisition, the market for Datablink’s technology will expand across the SMB market on a global scale.”

“Greg and the SC&H Capital team helped navigate options for expansion, strategically advised our leadership team, and put the needs of our customers and stakeholders first throughout negotiations,” said Alexandre Cagnoni, CEO and CTO, Datablink. “We are pleased with the results of the sale and look forward to working with WatchGuard to integrate our authentication technology solutions into their broad offering of network security solutions.”

The Datablink transaction is SC&H Capital’s latest sell side advisory deal in the cybersecurity industry, and marks the 2nd international transaction for SC&H Capital in 2017. Offit Kurman provided legal counsel to the Company on the transaction.

About SC&H Capital

SC&H Capital, an affiliate of SC&H Group, is an investment banking and advisory firm providing merger and acquisition (M&A), employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), capital raising, and business valuation solutions to middle market and growth companies nationwide. SC&H Capital delivers investment banking and advisory services across numerous industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, and government contracting to help owners achieve their exit planning goals and liquidity objectives. To learn more visit www.schcapital.com.

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