Press release June 30, 2022, 6 p.m.
ACQUISITION OF THE MANIKA COMPANY
NEXTEDIA STRENGTHENS ITS POSITIONS IN CYBERSECURITY
NEXTEDIA (Euronext Growth Paris, FR0004171346, ALNXT)
announces the acquisition of
a recognized player in Cybersecurity in the strategic areas of information security governance, information system resilience and business risk management.
An acquisition included in NEXTEDIA’s Ambitions 2025 plan to become a benchmark player in cybersecurity.
After the acquisition in 2020 of ANETYS, expert in Cybersecurity, Cloud and Digital Workspace, the acquisition of MANIKA allows the group to expand its know-how and its scope of actions by providing the capacity to support companies in their strategic cybersecurity and resilience plans. MANIKA expects to achieve a turnover of more than €2 million in 2022.
Thanks to MANIKA’s strategic positioning as close as possible to cybersecurity decision-makers, NEXTEDIA is strengthening its positions in companies and will be able to offer them
a complete offer in the management, transformation and operation of cybersecurity programs.
The integration of MANIKA will be carried out according to the historical practices of the Group, by retaining the founders in key management positions and by involving them in the success of the whole. This integration policy has enabled NEXTEDIA to successfully carry out all of the Group’s acquisitions.
An acceleration of the development of annual recurring revenue (ARR)
As part of his plan
NEXTEDIA illustrates, with this takeover, its desire to bring together high value-added technology and service companies, with the aim of developing a majority
annual recurring income.
MANIKA has an e-learning technology platform that offers companies a range of managed services and training to meet the needs of employees’ awareness of cybersecurity. Based on a
software developed in SaaS mode by MANIKA
this allows a
income recurrence (ARR)
while strengthening customer loyalty. By 2025, MANIKA anticipates an ARR of €5 million representing more than 70% of its annual turnover.
Favorable development prospects in Cybersecurity
With a European market* estimated at almost €34 billion in 2021, up 8.3% compared to 2020, spending on security equipment, software and services in Europe is expected to exceed the €45 billion mark. euros in 2025. Through its active policy of external growth in this sector, NEXTEDIA intends to benefit from the very buoyant trends in this market to ensure its development.
“Partner for several years through ANETYS, we share with the NEXTEDIA Group a common strategy, ambition and values; thus, the decision to get closer was made naturally. The complementarity of our offers will enable us to become a leading player in the Cybersecurity landscape. In addition to our consulting and audit services, MANIKA will intensify its R&D investment in the development of its technological and innovative platforms in order to accelerate its growth and the development of its recurring revenue.”
says Lionel MOURER, Founder and President of MANIKA.
We are delighted to welcome the MANIKA teams within our group. With this acquisition, which fits perfectly into our Ambitions 2025 strategic plan, NEXTEDIA is positioning itself at the highest level in companies to become an influential player in the growth sectors of data, the cloud and Cybersecurity. We also confirm our objective of being a consolidator in this sector which offers real prospects for sustainable and profitable growth.”
says Marc NEGRONI, CEO of Nextedia.
H1 2022 revenue: July 20, 2022, after market close.
MANIKA is an independent consulting, auditing and training firm specializing in the protection and strengthening of the information system.
Founded in early 2013 by a group of enthusiasts accompanied by experts with complementary profiles, MANIKA supports companies in their development and more particularly in opening up, securing, adapting and changing their information system. This change is frequently implemented during a global approach integrating, in addition to the IT dimension, the managerial component relating to changes in the organization. This implies, beyond just the governance processes, a real consideration of the professions.
The NEXTEDIA Group is a technological player specialized in the fields of Cybersecurity, Cloud, Digital Workspace and Customer Experience.
With more than 300 experts, the Group provides its clients with a portfolio of major and strategic technological solutions for transforming and securing their business, coupled with an end-to-end support capacity from consulting activities to implementation of projects and operational management of recurring services.
NEXTEDIA is listed on Euronext Growth, FR0004171346, ALNXT
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