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CNS Group
Oakley advises CNS Group on its sale to Six Degrees
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August 2018
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Oakley Advisory Limited (“Oakley”), the independent corporate finance firm offering specialist advice across the global TMT sector, has advised CNS Group (the “Company”) on its sale to Six Degrees Group (“Six Degrees”).

Established in 1999 and based in London, CNS Group provides advanced cyber security consultancy and managed security services through its own Cyber Security Operations Centre. CNS Group’s clients span both the public and private sectors, and include businesses operating in highly regulated markets, FTSE 100 companies, and large public sector organisations.

CNS Group’s experience, depth of capability, and reputation will allow Six Degrees to continue to act as a trusted advisor to its clients, enhancing its existing security offerings to benefit clients who already use its cloud, managed services, connectivity, and unified communications portfolios.

Oakley acted as sole financial advisor to CNS Group. The Oakley team comprised James Chapman-Andrews, Managing Director, Anthony Yaneza, Director and Marijn van Baar, Associate.

Shannon Simpson, CEO of CNS Group, commented:

“The Oakley team have done a fantastic job from start to finish. Combining deep sector expertise and outstanding support throughout the transaction – James, Anthony and Marijn genuinely became part of the CNS Group team and focused on achieving the best outcome for us. I would recommend Oakley to anyone who wants the highest quality corporate finance advice.”

James Chapman-Andrews, Managing Director at OAL, said:

“We are delighted to have worked with Shannon and the CNS Group team on this transaction. The team have built a leading provider of cyber security services that is a perfect fit for Six Degrees to significantly enhance their cyber security offering to their clients. The transaction highlights Oakley’s strong position in the IT Managed Services and Cyber Security sector and track record of selling businesses to strategic buyers.”


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