INFODAS GmbH to be acquired by Airbus to set the path for future growth

Cologne, 25 March 2024 – The shareholders of INFODAS GmbH proudly announce to have entered into an agreement to sell their shares in the company to Airbus Defence and Space. Bringing together unparalleled expertise in securing the most sensitive data infrastructures and developing cutting-edge technology, Airbus and infodas boast a rich history of delivering top-tier solutions tailored to meet the evolving needs of their esteemed clients. Their common understanding of customer requirements, coupled with a relentless drive to become the spearhead of innovative cybersecurity will set the path to enter new markets and generate future growth. The transaction is subject to the customary regulatory approvals and is expected to be finalized before the end of 2024.

This acquisition supports Airbus’ strategic ambition to strengthen its cybersecurity portfolio for the benefit of its European and global customers. With exponential cyber threats, along with the increasing digitalization and connectivity of its products and systems, cybersecurity is a pivotal component of Airbus’ development. Over the last years, the group has continuously developed its cybersecurity capabilities and expertise, ensuring the best possible protection for its products, operations, customers, and ecosystem, including major programs such as the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).

infodas has been developing cybersecurity products and providing IT- and cybersecurity consulting in the public sector including Defence and Critical Infrastructure for 50 years. The company has been certified by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) as an IT security service provider in the areas of information system auditing, consulting and penetration tests. The product portfolio includes furthermore cross domain solutions (Security Gateways, Data Diodes, Data Classification Service) or patch management for isolated networks. infodas products have a security-by-design architecture and are approved up to GEHEIM for Germany, NATO SECRET and EU SECRET. The products are also certified in accordance with Common Criteria and hold other country-specific certificates.

“Our partnership is a convergence of shared values, goals, and beliefs,” remarked Thorsten Ecke, Lutz Franken and Carsten Schulz, Managing Directors of INFODAS GmbH. “Together, we are committed to becoming the vanguard of digital sovereignty, while simultaneously expanding our footprint into new market segments and strengthening existing ones like Defence, Security, CRITIS and other public customers.”

The shareholders and management of infodas in addition would like to thank their advisors

Network Corporate Finance (M&A)
Renzenbrink & Partner (Legal)
PKF (Finance/Tax)

About infodas: INFODAS GmbH was founded in 1974 and is one of the leading solution providers for cyber and information security in Germany. The medium-sized system house supports and advises companies, public authorities and the military with services in the design and implementation of comprehensive solutions to cyber and information security and the protection of IT infrastructures. In addition, the company develops high-security products for domain transitions (Cross Domain Solutions) to secure critical infrastructures on the highest certification levels and standards. Alongside its headquarter in Cologne, the company also has offices in Berlin, Bonn, Hamburg, Munich and Mainz.

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Date: 25.03.2024

Location: Cologne, Germany

Topic: Press releases

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Peter Smalla
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+49 221 70912 411