Paladin Capital Group expands into Europe with Cyber Fund

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Alex O’Cinneide appointed as Managing Director, Head of Europe. Sir David Omand, former director of GCHQ; Mary Aiken, CyberPsychology Research Centre; and Sally Tennant, former CEO of Kleinwort Benson Bank join Strategic Advisory Group

Paladin Capital Group, the Washington DC based private equity firm, announces today that it is expanding into Europe with a dedicated Cyber Fund and has appointed Alex O’Cinneide as Managing Director, Head of Europe. Appointments to the Strategic Advisory Group include Professor Sir David Omand, former UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator, Permanent Secretary of the Home Office and Director GCHQ; Mary Aiken, director of the CyberPsychology Research Centre; and Sally Tennant, former CEO Kleinwort Benson Bank.

The Paladin Cyber Fund is investing in early stage technology across the US and Europe that enables, monitors and defends critical infrastructure, dependent on digital adoption and cyberspace. Cyber investing is forecast to grow substantially, driven by high spending by governments and the private sector on ‘technologies of need’ to protect proprietary information and critical infrastructure. Paladin Capital is a leading cyber investor and over the last ten years has delivered superior returns for its limited partners and built a body of cyber knowledge, specialist competence and deep networks in the cyber sector.

Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner, Paladin Capital said, “We are investing in innovative tech companies across the US, and now in Europe, that are developing solutions to the challenges of protecting critical infrastructure from cyber-attack. Paladin has the cyber expertise, capital and deep networks to help start-ups develop both the scale and joined-up products that governments and the private sector require. These companies are benefiting from the waves of new, urgent spending in the $3.8 trillion digital technologies and infrastructure markets.”    

Paladin Capital Group has over $1 billion under management across multiple investment vehicles and has also actively invested in the renewable energy sector.

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About Paladin Capital Group

Paladin Capital Group was founded in 2001 and has offices in Washington DC, Silicon Valley and New York. It is a worldwide leader in investments in cyber and digital infrastructure resilience having completed 38 cyber related transactions over the last decade. As a multi-stage investor, Paladin focuses on best of breed companies with technologies, products and services that meet the challenging global cyber security and digital infrastructure needs for governments as well as commercial companies. Paladin has over $1 billion of committed capital across multiple funds.

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