Keebles advises on sale of Identity Experts to Performanta

Led by Partner Paul Trudgill and supported by Associate Peter Turk, the team acted as legal advisors for Identity Experts on the deal.

Performanta is based in Maidenhead and provides end-to-end security solutions for customers, advising on security strategies as well as monitoring their environments, including full managed detection and incident response services.

The acquisition means that Identity Experts will become part of the Performanta Group, but founders Paul Green and Matt Brunton will continue to drive the group’s focus on the Microsoft portfolio.

Paul Green, founder of Identity Experts, said: “Identity Experts is one of Microsoft’s key identity and security partners in the UK, and has been for many years.

“Bringing this experience and skillset into the Performanta Group and being able to expand the security capabilities we can offer to our customers with Performanta’s SOC and MDR services achieves one of Identity Experts’ key strategic goals.

“We feel that the expertise and IP across the enlarged group will provide a truly unique approach to ensuring customers remain secure and safe, allowing them to continue to grow their own businesses whilst we support them globally 24/7.”

Paul Trudgill said: “We were delighted to advise Identity Expert on this sale, which is set to bring a host of benefits for their customers.

“In the past year, businesses have had to cope with security and identity risks associated with remote working so demand for cyber security services has increased. This sale will allow Performanta to expand its range of services, so is sure to greatly benefit the industry.”


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