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Blog Post Sep 16, 2020

A New Chapter for Sectigo with GI Partners

I am very pleased to announce the exciting news that Sectigo has been acquired by GI Partners, a leading middle-market private investment firm and a first-class organization with whom we have had a strong relationship for several years. During the past two decades, GI Partners has raised more $23 billion in capital from institutional investors globally investing in high growth sectors including data infrastructure.

This acquisition represents another positive step in Sectigo’s ongoing journey of growth and evolution. It also brings an array of new opportunities for the entire Sectigo ecosystemour dedicated employees, growing customer base, global partner network, and valued technology partners.

I’d like to acknowledge and thank our previous investor, Francisco Partners, as well as our Chairman of the Board, Bill Conner for their invaluable support and collaboration throughout the past three years. With Francisco’s backing, Sectigo has achieved a number of significant milestones and we are proud of what we have accomplished together. Additionally, Bill’s business acumen and sharp marketing mind, as well as his ongoing strategic counsel and friendship, have been invaluable to me personally and instrumental to Sectigo’s growing market leadership in digital identity solutions.

Our successes have been numerous, consistent, and impressive during the past three years. Working as one, we have:

  • Successfully rebranded as Sectigo nearly two years ago and quickly built a leading brand in cybersecurity
  • Expanded our products and services from TLS/SSL certificates to include industry-leading offerings for DevOps, IoT, and enterprise-grade PKI management, as well as multi-layered web security.
  • Grown our employee base to more than 250 professionals and built a “team of innovators” across the company who have worked tirelessly to support our growth and evolution
  • Expanded globally and scaled the business, surpassed 700,000 customers and 1,200 partners

The GI Partners’ acquisition represents the next chapter for Sectigo. Their investment will further fuel our ongoing innovation and go-to-market expansionthrough both organic growth and our own strategic M&A. Sectigo will continue to meet the nearly insatiable global demand for digital identity management, driven by the massive increase in remote workers accessing corporate networks.

What remains a constant for Sectigo are our steadfast commitment to surpassing customer expectations and the evolution of our products and services to serve our three lines of business: retail, channel, and enterprise.

What comes next? You will see Sectigo doubling down on automation, identity management, and secure multi-cloud access, along with future-proofing security for new and emerging use cases, such as quantum-resistant cryptography. These solutions will continue to be infused with our award-winning innovation and best-in-class global customer support.

We view GI Partners’ investment in Sectigo as a force multiplier. Together, we will be able to accelerate continued innovation and support our customers and partners on a whole new level. Our future is bright, and we are energized and guided by the desire and need to create superior customer value and applied innovation.

I thank you all for being an integral part of our success during this journey and encourage you to visit this FAQ About GI Partners and Sectigo for additional detail.

Best regards,