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NCC Group PLC Acquisition of Virtual Security Research LLC

November 2016 $6m

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November 2016 $6m

About the client

NCC Group is a global information assurance specialist providing organisations worldwide with expert escrow, verification, security consulting, website performance and software testing.

About the deal

Rickitt Mitchell has advised NCC Group on the acquisition of Virtual Security Research, LLC ("VSR"), a Boston-based US cyber security consultancy, for a maximum consideration of $6m in cash.

VSR is an information, network and application security consultancy based in Boston, Massachusetts. It provides services to US corporate clients, including several in the Fortune 500, mainly in the technology and financial services sectors.

VSR was established in 2004 and has a reputation for the technical ability of its senior security consultants and the quality of its services. VSR is based in Boston's financial district and is an important addition to the NCC Group's US office network.

NCC Group was advised by Stuart Moss and Alex Wilson of Rickitt Mitchell.

"This earnings enhancing acquisition is part of our strategy to acquire services-led businesses in North America, to further complement our geographical presence and technical strength in the region. VSR is an important addition to our US office network and will provide a foundation stone to grow our coverage in Boston and in the North East of the US."

Rob Cotton | CEO | NCC Group PLC