by Joe Panettieri • Sep 23, 2022
This is technology M&A deal number 837 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2022.
M&A Drives European MDR Security Expansion
Aiuken Cybersecurity, founded in 2012, is based in Spain. The company has 120 employees and more than 300 customers. Key areas of expertise include MDR (managed detection and response) and SOC (security operations center) as a service.
Aiuken has eight SOC locations across four continents and seven countries — including Spain, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Chile, Côte d’Ivoire and Puerto Rico. Aiuken CEO Juan Miguel Velasco will continue to lead the business under Allurity’s ownership.
Meanwhile, Allurity is a group of cybersecurity service providers funded by Trill Impact. The company previously acquired Swedish companies Arctic Group, ID North and Pulsen IAM. Additional acquisitions are planned, the buyer said, though specific details were not disclosed.
Allurity Acquires Aiuken Cybersecurity: Executive Perspectives
In a prepared statement about the Allurity-Aiuken deal, Velasco said:
“We are proud to join forces with this flourishing European group that has big ambitions to have a long-term impact and drive our growth in the cybersecurity sector. We believe they will be truly valuable and contribute towards our continued rapid expansion with a shared vision to help organizations secure their digital assets via security solutions that combine the best of human and machine intelligence.”
Added Allurity CEO Frida Westerberg:
“I am delighted to welcome Aiuken to our growing group, consisting of best-in-class cybersecurity service providers in Europe. Aiuken is an important player in the south of Europe and several other countries in different parts of the world, enabling a true “follow the sun” model. Aiuken brings unique expertise, a scalable tech platform and high ambitions and we are committed to supporting them to reach their full potential. Together we have the common goal of fighting cybercrime and making the world a better place.”