Corporate and M&A partner Jeremy Lanzer led the transaction with assistance from lawyer Simone Gould. The team advised on all legal aspects of the complex, cross-border transaction including negotiating the investment with Senetas, restructuring Votiro’s existing investments and managing multiple stakeholders and interests both in Australia and overseas.
Votiro is a leading international provider of Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) technology. Established in 2010 by Israeli cybersecurity experts Aviv Grafi and Itay Glick, the company has around 400 customers and over 1.5 million users across financial services, critical infrastructure and government, mostly throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Aviv Grafi – who will continue in his role as Votiro CEO – commented: “We are delighted to welcome Senetas as an investor and strategic partner for Votiro. Over the last 18 months, we have developed a strong relationship with Andrew Wilson [Senetas CEO] and the Senetas team, and we recognise the value that they can bring as we scale the Votiro technology. Senetas’s security credentials and distribution relationships make their investment so much more than just funding for our growth.”
Jeremy Lanzer congratulated Votiro on the investment: “We are very pleased to advise our client on this milestone transaction and to see Votiro appropriately funded to facilitate its future growth. We are confident that this strategic partnership with Senetas will enable Votiro to go from strength to strength, and we look forward to continuing to support them on their journey.”
Jeremy Lanzer advised Votiro on its previous capital raising and corporate restructure in 2017.
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