The initial public offering values the business a market cap of around £13.6 million.
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Crossword Cybersecurity, the technology and consulting company focusing on the cyber security sector, has floated on the AIM market in London a market capitalisation of approximately £13.6 million.
The IPO follows a successful placing and subscription of approximately £2.0 million before expenses.
The company focuses on the development and commercialisation of university research-based cyber security related software and cyber security consulting.
The Group’s specialist cyber security product development and software engineering teams work with its university partners to develop the research concept into a fully-fledged commercial product that it will then take to market.
It’s aim is to build up a portfolio of revenue generating, intellectual property based, cyber security products. Rizikon Assurance, Crossword's first product, is a SaaS platform that enables medium to large companies to assess the cyber maturity and GDPR readiness of their suppliers.
Crossword’s team of expert cyber security consultants leverages years of experience in national security, defence and commercial cyber intelligence and operations to provide bespoke advice tailored to its clients’ business needs. It will use the funds raised principally to develop the group’s operations and to support existing and future contracts.
Shakespeare Martineau LLP advised on corporate and commercial aspects of the listing, together with their company secretarial team who’ve worked with Crossword Cybersecurity since its inception.
Grant Thornton acted as nominated advisor and Hybridan as corporate finance brokers.
Catherine Moss, corporate finance partner in the London office of Shakespeare Martineau, who led on the transaction, said: “Crossword Cybersecurity is undertaking valuable work commercialising the endeavours of the academic cybersecurity community at a time when cybersecurity is high on the agenda for businesses, public institutions and individuals.
"Listing on AIM is a confident move which reflects the strength of the Company’s business proposition. It was a pleasure for our team, and WKB, to assist Tom Ilube, and his team, in reaching this important milestone.”