MSSP M&A: Kocho Acquires Managed Wireless Security Firm Mobliciti
This is technology M&A deal number 914 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2022.
Kocho, based in London, United Kingdom, emerged in April 2022 from the merger of TiG Data Intelligence and ThirdSpace. The resulting business has Microsoft identity, cybersecurity, cloud, data analytics, MSP and financial services expertise. Kocho, which has 172 employees listed on LinkedIn, also is a member of Microsoft Intelligent Security Association — a community of MSSPs and ISVs (independent software vendors).
Mobliciti, founded in 2009, offers mobile threat detection services, mobile device management capabilities. unified endpoint management, identity and multi-factor authentication, and more. The company, which has 33 employees listed on LinkedIn, serves 20 of the top 50 UK-based law firms.
In a prepared statement about the deal, Kocho CEO Des Lekerman said:
“We are thrilled to welcome Mobliciti to the Kocho Group – it has an impressive portfolio of customers working in high-risk industries, which is testament to the team’s dedication, skill and mobile expertise. For many organisations, mobile devices represent their soft underbelly, providing criminals easy access to corporate data; they are also complex and costly to manage. With Mobliciti onboard, Kocho can now help organisations tackle the mobile challenge as part of their overall digital transformation and security strategies. This will enable us to add even more value to our customers, as well as deliver growth by opening up new markets.”
Added Shane Taylor, CEO and co-founder at Mobliciti:
“Kocho is hugely ambitious and on an impressive growth trajectory, so we are delighted to be joining it at such an exciting time. Kocho’s enterprise-level cyber security and identity credentials, together with its extensive experience of Microsoft environments, brings new and exciting capabilities to our customer base. Just as importantly, its steadfast focus on being a great place to work, where people collaborate and are celebrated for their contribution, really chimes with our own values and provides a solid foundation for future growth.”