Optiv is the largest comprehensive pure-play cyber security solutions provider in North America. The Company helps clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through their depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. In 2008, Sverica invested in the predecessor company, Accuvant and after many years of strong organic growth sold a majority interest to Blackstone (NYSE: BX) in 2014. Shortly after the Blackstone transaction, Accuvant acquired Fishnet to form Optiv. Sverica sold its remaining stake in the Company to KKR (NYSE: KKR) in 2017.
“As a Founder of a rapidly growing boot-strapped business, Sverica represented the ideal private equity partner for me. They were collaborative in style and enjoyable to communicate and work with, while highly engaged operationally and additive to the successful execution of our strategic growth plans. Their willingness to fully embrace a calculated risk to materially re-invest back in our business was a differentiator relative to many PE firms lacking experience in facilitating sustained hyper growth. Given the tremendous success we had together and the strategic value they brought, I feel fortunate to have been partners with the Sverica team and unequivocally recommend them as an “operator friendly” partner to other entrepreneurs and business owners.”