NBS System, a company developing CerberHost, one of the safest private clouds, is acquired by Oceanet Technology, a European managed hosting services group.

Clipperton acted as sole financial advisor to NBS System’s shareholders.

Paris – January, 27th 2016 –Clipperton, a leading European corporate finance boutique focused on the High Tech and Media industries announced the closing of the sale of NBS System, a French cybersecurity company providing high-security cloud services to Oceanet Technology, a European managed hosting group.

Founded in 1999 by Arnaud Becquart and Philippe Humeau as an IT security company, NBS System later moved towards e-commerce managed hosting services to critical web platforms. Serving now more than 300 French and International clients, NBS System is the developer of CerberHost, one of the safest private clouds, leveraging on both its historical IT security expertise and its outstanding track record in e-commerce managed hosting.

Joining Oceanet Technology, NBS System will be part of a €21m revenue group, serving 800+ premium customers from its offices and datacenters located in France, UK and Switzerland. NBS System will bring their IT security expertise and strong R&D abilities, while Oceanet Technology will spread its infrastructure know-how and best practices.
“While we share a common market vision for the international development of CerberHost, this integration remains a human adventure in which both teams will work together to expand CerberHost’s reach and market appeal” announced Philippe Humeau, Managing Director of NBS System.
Pierre Voillet, CEO & founder of Oceanet Technology, declared: “As a recognized expert in high-security managed services, NBS System will be a major asset within the group. CerberHost will enable us to meet the booming market demand for high-security cloud managed services!”
With the closing of this transaction, Clipperton teams add another executed sell-side mandate to a growing list over the last few months and demonstrate their expertise in handling sell-side M&A technology transactions involving corporates, such as Leetchi (acquired by Crédit Mutuel Arkea), Radionomy (acquired by Vivendi), and NBS System (acquired by Oceanet Technology).
For more information, please contact:
Thibaut Revel, Partner, trevel@clipperton.net
Nicolas von Bülow, Partner, nvonbulow@clipperton.net
Augustin Blanchard, Vice President, ablanchard@clipperton.net
Laurent Babut, Associate, lbabut@clipperton.net
About Clipperton
Clipperton is a European independent corporate finance advisory firm exclusively dedicated to the Technology and Healthcare industries, advising innovative companies on M&A transactions, debt financings and equity offerings. With offices in London, Berlin, and Paris and an international reach, Clipperton is a European leader in Technology financial advisory. Over the past 15 years, the team has successfully completed more than 150 high profile transactions globally.
For more information, visit www.clipperton.net