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Xalient acquires specialist US-based identity firm, further strengthening its position as a cybersecurity, digital identity, and secure networking leader

Posted on 22nd August 2023

London, 22nd of August 2023: Xalient, a portfolio company of Volpi Capital, acquires specialist US-based identity firm, further strengthening its position as a cybersecurity, digital identity, and secure networking leader.

Secure digital identity and network transformation specialist, Xalient, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Integral Partners LLC, a US-based digital identity consulting, advisory and managed services firm with over a decade of experience focused exclusively on IAM (“Identity and Access Management”). The combination of these two dynamic organizations will accelerate future growth for Xalient, in response to the growing demand for specialist providers who can deliver rapid, customer-centric solutions across the security landscape.

Founded in 2015 with the ambition to challenge the status quo and disrupt the secure networking arena, Xalient has demonstrated its commitment to innovation, delivering a robust portfolio of zero-trust solutions and AI-powered managed services that span cybersecurity, software-defined networking, and communications. Volpi Capital, a specialist European B2B technology investor, originally partnered with Xalient in October 2022. The addition of Integral Partners to Xalient's portfolio delivers an infusion of deep identity security capabilities, which are the central pillar of zero-trust frameworks embraced by modern enterprises today.

This acquisition adds the expert advisory competencies around digital identity that Integral Partners is renowned for and complements Xalient’s existing capabilities in managed services. This will enable customers of both companies to benefit from a holistic and integrated suite of services, accelerating their zero-trust journeys to the cloud. Additionally, this strategic acquisition further bolsters Xalient’s existing presence in North America and underscores its commitment to global growth.

Sherry Vaswani, Xalient’s Founder and CEO commented, "This acquisition marks a significant milestone in Xalient’s journey. We are joining forces to create a unique blend of identity, security, and networking expertise in a specialist services company. We see great synergies in terms of strengthening our position in the digital identity segment while enriching our existing offer to customers. There is a strong cultural fit between both companies that will help drive value for our customers and employees in both the short and the long term.”

Scott Silver, CEO, and President of Integral Partners added: “Customer demand for identity solutions driven by zero-trust strategies has skyrocketed. Joining the Xalient team allows us to provide far greater value to customers through a unique combination of identity and secure networking expertise. Our shared values and ambition, combined with the complementary nature of our services, convinced us that Xalient is the perfect choice to propel Integral’s business forward.”

Mark Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Xalient added, “We’re seeing growing global demand for IAM strategies and solutions, driven in part by the increased protection needed around digital transformation initiatives. Organizations must improve governance and strengthen privileged access management practices to prevent breaches and establish more robust and agile authentication and authorization. With Integral on board, we look forward to helping our customers meet these needs.”

Scott Fairlie of Volpi Capital responded, “This is a marquee transaction for all involved at Xalient. It rapidly increases scale, helps support our burgeoning growth in North America and positions us at the heart of the rapid growth seen within the Identity and Access Management market. We are thrilled to be partnering with Scott, Jacques and the rest of the Integral team.”

Xalient has demonstrated exponential growth in recent years as businesses rise to the challenge of becoming more agile, more connected and most critically, more cybersecure. With blue-chip clients including Kellogg’s, Keurig Dr Pepper, WPP and Avis Budget Group, Xalient was recognised as one of the fastest-growing firms in the UK and Europe in 2023 and was recently recognised as a top 10 employer in the prestigious Sunday Times Best Places to Work Awards.

Volpi and Xalient were advised by KPMG (Financial and Tax DD, Integral Partners), PWC (Financial DD, Xalient), KuppingerCole (Technical DD), Squire Patton Boggs and Osborne Clarke (Legal), RSM (Structuring), and New Street Consulting Group (Management DD).

As part of the transaction, a debt facility provided by Bank of Ireland and Investec was raised. Many Waters Capital led the Debt Advisory engagement.

The Volpi team was led by Scott Fairlie, Marc Andreoli and Elizabeth Griskova.