Exciting times – Sysnet Global Solutions Secures Signifigant Growth Equity Funding from FTV Capital and True Wind Capital
ATLANTA & DUBLIN, IRELAND – February 6th, 2020 – Sysnet Global Solutions, the leading provider of cyber security and compliance solutions, today announced it has secured a significant growth equity investment.
Sysnet provide merchant compliance and security management solutions to some of the world’s largest global acquiring organisations, supporting more than 3 million merchants worldwide with operations in over 60 countries. The investment will be used to support Sysnet’s rapid growth in North America and Europe, as well as expansion into new markets, including Latin America and Asia.
Furthermore, it will also accelerate the development of its security product offerings to SMBs via acquiring and payment processing organisations globally. The Proactive Data Security (PDS) solution is used by acquirers to drive more secure environments for SMB customers. Many of Sysnet’s clients are seeing this goal become a reality with clients achieving up to 95% compliance for PDS enrolled merchants.
“Sysnet is delighted to align with world-class partners like FTV Capital and True Wind Capital to support growth plans in both existing and new markets,” said Gabe Moynagh, CEO at Sysnet, “FTV is a perfect fit for Sysnet given its knowledge of security and payments, Global Partner Network® and proven ability to scale high-growth companies. Further, True Wind is a seasoned technology, software and security investor, providing decades of operational, growth and scaling expertise to technology companies. Their combined investment will enable us to deepen our strategic relationship with our clients and their customers through the enhancement of our security product offering and customer support globally. We’re incredibly confident that Sysnet will benefit from the experience and expertise that the FTV and True Wind teams bring to the table.”
The investment was led by first institutional investor FTV Capital, a growth equity firm with a successful track record supporting high-growth financial services and technology companies. True Wind Capital, a technology focused private equity firm, co-invested. As part of the transaction, FTV Capital founding partner Richard Garman, partner Kyle Griswold and principal Richard Liu will join Sysnet’s board of directors. From True Wind, founding partner Jamie Greene and partner Sean Giese will join Sysnet’s board of directors.
“As the need for cybersecurity and compliance solutions continues to skyrocket, businesses of all sizes require best-in-class solutions to meet this critical need,” said FTV Capital partner Kyle Griswold. “Sysnet has proven to be a continuous innovator in the space and provides a compelling solution to both payments providers in the form of better compliance and merchant retention and merchants in the form of better security and data protection.” True Wind Capital partner Sean Giese continued, “the company is primed for tremendous growth as it looks to serve businesses ranging in size from small to large, while expanding its global footprint and product set.”
“Sysnet is revolutionizing the way merchants meet payments standards across the globe,” commented FTV Capital founding partner Richard Garman. “With this investment, FTV Capital will use its security market experience and network to accelerate Sysnet’s innovations for the global transaction service industry.”
“We are at an exciting inflection point of Sysnet’s development. True Wind looks forward to partnering with both Sysnet’s management team and FTV to achieve this next stage of growth,” said True Wind Capital founding partner Jamie Greene.
The Sysnet team was assisted in the transaction by DC Advisory, the Dublin office of the Maples Group, Jamieson Corporate Finance, and Ernst & Young.
Established in 1989, Sysnet Global Solutions provides payment card industry, cyber security and compliance solutions that help businesses to improve security and acquiring organisations to reduce risk. Specialising in data security and PCI DSS compliance validation solutions, Sysnet offers a range of services, including its award-winning, Sysnet.air® Proactive Data Security compliance and security management solution to a wide variety of businesses including acquirers, ISOs, international banks, payment service providers and merchants. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Sysnet has clients in more than 60 countries worldwide.
About FTV Capital
FTV Capital is a growth equity investment firm that has raised more than $2.7 billion to invest in high-growth companies offering a range of innovative solutions in three sectors: enterprise technology and services, financial services, and payments and transaction processing. FTV’s experienced team leverages its domain expertise and proven track record in each of these sectors to help motivated management teams accelerate growth. FTV also provides companies with access to its Global Partner Network®, a group of the world’s leading enterprises and executives who have helped FTV portfolio companies for two decades. Founded in 1998, FTV Capital has invested in over 110 portfolio companies, including a number in the security sector, including Security Compass, Egress, ID.me, ReliaQuest, A-LIGN, and exited companies Trustwave (acquired by SingTel in 2015) and CardConnect (acquired by First Data in 2017). Current financial services investments companies include Clearent, a merchant payment processing company, and EBANX, a cross-border payments platform. FTV has offices in San Francisco and New York.
For more information, visit www.ftvcapital.com
About True Wind Capital
True Wind Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity firm focused on investing in leading technology companies with a broad mandate including software, data analytics, tech-enabled services, internet, financial technology, and hardware. True Wind Capital is a value-added partner, providing support and expertise that is rooted in its teams’ 75+ years of collective investing experience. True Wind’s founding partners have successfully invested more than $15 billion of equity in transactions with over $75 billion of value across a variety of industries, geographies, economic cycles and transaction types. True Wind Capital investments include Transflo, Zix and ARI Network Services.
Visit www.truewindcapital.com for more information.