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CM&A supports cyber security business ThreetwoFour in their acquisition by Node4

4 July 2023

Consulting M&A are delighted to have supported Alex Coburn, the owner of cyber security business ThreetwoFour, in their acquisition by Node4, a cloud-led digital transformation Managed Services Provider (MSP).

Alex said: “When we were approached by Node4, we asked CM&A to support us through the process, which enabled us to continue running the business during some complex negotiations. Ed and Bruce were extremely supportive and flexible throughout, and were assertive in looking after the interests of ThreeTwoFour, both in the short term as we got the deal done, but also ensuring that the working relationship after the transaction will maximise value for everybody involved: not just us, but also the new owners, and our clients.”

Andy Gilbert, CEO and Founder of Node4, said: “The ThreeTwoFour team are highly experienced and skilled professionals with a strong leadership team and exceptional track record of success. The organisations are also a great cultural fit and together, we anticipate driving strong growth across our shared customer base and beyond. We look forward to working closely with Alex and everyone at ThreeTwoFour.”

The acquisition is Node4’s third significant growth purchase in the last 18 months, having also bought risual, an IT managed services and solutions provider and Tisski, a UK-based independent Microsoft Business applications partner.

ThreeTwoFour is renowned for its extensive suite of information security services, including programme delivery, cyber strategy, risk and control assessment and governance. Its strong experience across the financial services sector and expertise in M&A Cyber Due Diligence, broadens Node4’s reach and expertise, adding further capabilities to the Node4 solutions and services portfolio.

Alex Coburn, Founder of ThreeTwoFour, commented: We are delighted to join forces with Node4, whose reputation for customer-focused excellence is second-to-none across the UK technology industry. By integrating our expertise and Node4’s existing services portfolio, we are confident that we can deliver market-leading security and risk solutions for enterprises and SMEs alike.”

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