The exact investment figure was not disclosed, but the move provides GCP with a minority stake in Bridewell. The money will be used as part of a five-year growth strategy, Bridewell said. Scott Nicholson and Anthony Young remain Co-CEO’s and retain their ownership over the company strategy, according to Bridewell.
The funding will help Bridewell continue to scale in the UK and Europe while increasing its presence in North America and Asia. The capital will also be used to bolster Bridewell’s offerings, including its cybersecurity and managed security services, the company said.
Bridewell's cybersecurity services include MSSP and MDR (managed detection and response) capabilities. The company's professional services include security operations, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, compliance, data privacy and more.
Bridewell’s Growth Journey
Further describing the deal, Bridewell Consulting Co-CEO Anthony Young said:
“Bridewell has been on a tremendous growth journey over the past eight years. We are now one of the UK’s largest independent providers of end-to-end cyber security services and have created a company that staff are proud to work for and customers are proud to work with. As we enter our next stage of growth, it’s critical we retain our culture and service excellence, which is exactly what the investment will enable us to do.”
Added Bridewell Consulting Co-CEO Scott Nicholson:
“This is an exciting phase for Bridewell’s future, as we continue to evolve our services and expand the breadth, depth and quality across all areas. The relationship with Growth Capital Partners will enable us to scale effectively and continue to deliver enterprise cyber security services and tangible business value to our clients. GCP has a long standing successful track record of supporting fast-growth technology services business. Its focus on partnership, sustainable ambitious growth, and people development fits perfectly with Bridewell’s culture and values.”
Concluded GCP Partner Richard Shaw:
“The requirement for cyber security services is set for continued fast growth, with the risks and ever-changing threat landscape becoming an increasing Board level priority. Bridewell’s relentless focus on delivering expert solutions as a trusted advisor to its clients, its extensive accreditations, investment in people and pro-active managed security services approach, means that the business is ideally placed to continue its fast growth trajectory both in the UK and overseas. We are delighted to be partnering with the Bridewell team and look forward to supporting its exciting growth plans.”
Established in 2013, Bridewell Consulting is headquartered in Reading, Berkshire. The company has seen 75 percent revenue growth each year since 2018 and currently works with companies in the national infrastructure, financial services, and governmental industries.
Bridewell has more than 80 employees and plans to double that figure by 2022.