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Osborne Clarke advises BGF on £10.5M investment in cyber security business e2e-assure


Written on 22 March 2021

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised BGF on a £10.5 million minority investment in e2e-assure, an established, fast-growth cybersecurity business based in Oxfordshire. The funding will be used to facilitate international growth and expand its go-to market offering.

e2e-assure was established in 2013 by cyber security expert, Rob Demain. It provides software and Security Operations Centre (SOC)-as-a-service, Managed Detection and Response (MDR), and monitoring solutions to government, mid-sized private organisations, and enterprise clients around the world. e2e-assure’s SOC-as-a-Service infrastructure is run on its proprietary ‘Cumulo’ software and can integrate with existing customer deployed solutions to lower total cost of ownership. e2e-assure’s services are provided as a full outsource or as a hybrid operating model, working closely with existing customer teams.

In addition to its SOC-as-a-Service offering, e2e-assure focuses specifically on its social impact via a highly regarded neurodiversity hiring initiative. It actively recruits, trains, supports and retains people with different ways of thinking, providing a supportive and positively challenging working environment for its neurodiverse analysts.

This is the fourth investment Osborne Clarke has advised BGF on this year. The team previously advised on its investments in Stark, Snipple and Oxbotica.

The Osborne Clarke team was led by Private Equity Partner Rob Wood who was supported by Associate Director Robert Pook, Associate Matthew Hunt, Associate Ben Doeh, Partner Tom Harding, Senior Associate Natasha Burbidge and Associate Emily Barwell.

Osborne Clarke has a market-leading international venture capital practice and is widely recognized as a leading European law firm for companies operating in the technology, media and telecoms sector. The Venture Capital team is ranked tier one by The Legal 500 and has experts across London, the Thames Valley and Bristol. It has an outstanding track record advising start-ups, global market leaders, angel investors and institutional VC/growth capital investors on funding rounds, follow-on rounds, venture debt facilities, IPOs, trade sales and buy & build projects.