Logicalis takes over Spanish cybersecurity company Áudea


The digital service provider has acquired a majority stake in Áudea for an undisclosed amount.

The digital service provider Logicalis has acquired a majority stake in Áudea, a cybersecurity and legal compliance company, for an undisclosed amount.

Logicalis is headquartered in the UK but has offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. The company also operates in Ireland, where it invested € 1 million in its Sandyford, Co.Dublin facility in 2018 and is led by Managing Director Andrew Baird.

Áudea was founded in Madrid in 2002 and provides services to more than 200 clients in the finance, consumer goods, retail, security, education and more sectors. It has 40 employees who also advise, audit and train partners.

Alex Zaragoza, General Manager of Logicalis Spain, said the global shift to remote working “has accelerated the need for robust cybersecurity systems and solutions”.

“With the introduction of new regulations such as the GDPR, companies have to adapt their security processes and keep them within regulatory limits. The acquisition of Áudea enables us to use their solutions and experience to offer our customers a 360-degree cybersecurity strategy that is tailored to their individual needs. “

Logicalis Group’s CEO Bob Bailkoski added, “There is no doubt that cybersecurity threats are increasing and implementing a robust cybersecurity strategy is now imperative. The skills and innovations that Áudea brings to Logicalis complement our current range of security services as we continue to strengthen our capabilities to serve our customers in the digital economy. “

Logicalis has annual sales of $ 1.7 billion and strategic partnerships with Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, VMware, Oracle, and others. The company employs around 6,500 people in more than 27 countries.

The company belongs to the South African Datatec Group and, according to Crunchbase, has made around 22 acquisitions. In September 2019, it acquired Cilnet, a Cisco Gold Partner based in Portugal. And last August it acquired a 30 percent stake in the cloud company Kumulus.


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