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LumIT’s cybersecurity enters the H.I.G. Capital fund through DGS

The acquisition of the Milanese system integrator will further stimulate the growth of DGS, a leading operator in the field of Information Technology

Great movements in the Italian cybersecurity scene. H.I.G. Europe, the European branch of the international investment fund H.I.G. Capital with over 36 billion euros of capital under management, has completed the acquisition of LumIT, which took place by its portfolio company DGS, a leading operator in the Italian Information Technology market specialized in the digital transformation of business processes and cybersecurity services.

Based on the outskirts of Milan, LumIT is a company active for over 10 years in the cybersecurity sector and is considered among the pioneers of security automation in Italy.

Protagonist of the cover story of Impresa City Magazine in September 2020, LumIT is specialized in the supply and management of technological infrastructures in the field of network security and application security and includes a primary customer base.

The transaction represents the first add-on for DGS, following the acquisition of a controlling stake by H.I.G. finalized last September, and is in continuity with the Group’s growth and development objectives. In particular, the integration of LumIT will allow DGS to strengthen its positioning in the cybersecurity sector in the territory of Northern Italy as well as to expand its product offer and partnership pool.

Paolo Ferrari, CEO & Founder of LumIT commented:”The entry into a consolidated reality such as DGS, in turn supported by an internationally important operator and proven experience in the IT field such as H.I.G., will allow us to seize new growth opportunities and further improve the service offered to our customers”. Salvatore Frosina, Co-CEO of DGS underlined:”The union of LumIT with our Group allows us to accelerate our development path by acquiring new specific skills in the world of cybersecurity, a segment of strategic importance in the ICT world”.

Raffaele Legnani, Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital in Italy, concluded:”The transaction represents a significant step for the development and growth of DGS, which will be able to make use of the expertise of a specialized team such as LumIT to further strengthen the Group’s positioning in the Information Technology market”.

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