In November 2019, GardaWorld, the world’s largest privately owned integrated security and risk company acquired Drum Cussac.
Drum Cussac is a UK-based specialist in travel risk management, known for delivering intelligence-led, technology-enabled SaaS solutions for businesses, with a focus on risk, security and crisis management.
After a successful period of growth under the ownership of ScaleUp Capital, the business quickly moved from distressed to a market leading player in the industry. ScaleUp Capital pivoted the model, invested in creating a best-in class software platform and built out a high performing sales team.
Acuity joins ScaleUp Capital in wishing Drum Cussac and GardaWorld all the best for the future, driven by GardaWorld’s global market access and Drum Cussac’s specialised cloud-native platform.
Simon Philips, Managing Partner at ScaleUp Capital:
“Acuity were excellent. Matt and the team represented us very well in negotiations, were thorough, strong on attention to detail, commercial and managed the process diligently. Very impressed.”
Matt Stamp, Partner & Software Practice Lead at Acuity Advisors:
“Drum Cussac’s SaaS proposition and platform has found a great partner in GardaWorld, giving the team the sales infrastructure and brand to continue their impressive growth story. Congratulations to the team and ScaleUp Capital – it has been a pleasure to work with you and the GardaWorld team on this transaction.”
M&A: Acuity Advisors (Matt Stamp, David Copp)
Legal: Squire Patton Boggs (James McKay, Joe Abbott, Ethan Douglas)
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Acuity were excellent. Matt and the team represented us very well in negotiations, were thorough, strong on attention to detail, commercial and managed the process diligently. Very impressed.Simon Philips, Managing Partner ScaleUp Capital
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