Nordwind Capital acquires majority stake in CenterTools Software GmbH

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Nordwind Capital has acquired a majority stake in CenterTools Software GmbH, headquartered in Ludwigsburg with offices in England and the USA, via a club deal.

Broadening the shareholder base further strengthens the financial basis of the company, thereby accelerating its significant growth and enhancing its position as an international innovation leader in the cybersecurity segment.

CenterTools Software GmbH ("CenterTools") - a global leader in specialized cybersecurity software

CenterTools (http://www.centertools.de), with its flagship software product DriveLock, is one of the world's leading specialists in IT and data security. The award-winning software DriveLock protects corporations’ sensitive data from cybersecurity attacks and data losses through its certified encryption technology, interface control and WebSecurity for mobile devices, regardless of whether the information is stored on hardware disks or in the cloud. The modular architecture of the software suite, the minimum requirements regarding hardware resources and the high level of usability make DriveLock especially suitable for use in large corporate IT environments with end-point devices in excess of 100,000 units.

Already over 2,000 customers from more than 30 countries rely on the „Made in Germany“ DriveLock solution, including various large international corporations and national as well as international authorities. Currently more than 3 million end point devices worldwide are secured by the DriveLock software.

Broadening the shareholder base further strengthens the financial basis of the company, thereby accelerating its significant growth and enhancing its position as an international innovation leader in the cybersecurity segment.

Nordwind Capital GmbH ("Nordwind Capital")
Nordwind Capital invests for an indefinite period in profitable, small- to medium-sized companies with an attractive growth potential in German-speaking countries. Typical situations include the expansion of the investor base for risk diversification of the former owner to a complete acquisition of a company as part of a succession plan.

About CenterTools Software GmbH:
The German company CenterTools is one of the leading international specialists for IT and data security. With their end-point-security-solution DriveLock, the company has made a name worldwide. DriveLock offers extremely granular options in regulating USB and other devices along with the encryption of hard drives (FDE) and data on removable media. With the comprehensive control of all applications and integrated antivirus module, DriveLock offers complete protection from data loss incidents.

About DriveLock:
DriveLock is the perfect solution for small to medium sized companies but equally scalable for the enterprise organization. Through the ability to fine tune rules and policies, DriveLock can be adjusted to suit the company and not the other way around. Compliance to legal frameworks and regulation can be adhered to and clearly illustrated through the precise and organized reporting. With its well thought-out conception, DriveLock allows for implementation without additional software or hardware, which saves time and costs.

Particularly where the greatest possible level of data security should be reached with minimum administrative expenditure, DriveLock can completely exploit its advantages. The company with its headquarters in Ludwigsburg and other offices in Munich, Cambridge and Portland, supports over 2000 customers worldwide in over 30 countries.

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