Foresight supports Lepide on next stage of growth 

Foresight Group, a leading listed private equity and infrastructure investment manager, has announced a growth investment into Kent-headquartered data security firm Lepide.

The investment marks a significant milestone for Lepide as it accelerates its mission to protect unstructured data from cyber attacks in an increasingly complex data environment.  

With the investment from Foresight, Lepide aims to further strengthen its position in the market and expand its product offerings to meet the evolving needs of its customers. 

Lepide’s products have grown in demand across all sectors but especially in industries subject to heavier regulation, such as financial services, healthcare, and government bodies, which tend to be more focused on data security.

Notable clients include The Home Office, Deloitte, Moody’s, Investec and KPMG. The majority of Lepide’s customers, over 60%, are based in the US. 

With the backing of Foresight, Lepide is well-positioned to scale its operations, invest in research and development, and enhance its customer support capabilities.

The company remains committed to empowering organisations of all sizes and industries to effectively protect their data and mitigate security risks. 

Aidan Simister, CEO of Lepide, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Foresight as we embark on the next phase of our journey to grow our market share in the data security platform space.

“This investment underscores the confidence in our vision and technology, and will enable us to accelerate innovation, expand our reach, and deliver even greater value to our customers.” 

Salim Chantler, senior investment manager at Foresight Group, added: “Data is increasingly at the heart of what drives value in any organisation. With this opportunity, however, comes significant risk as data is proliferating at an exponential rate.

“Lepide’s industry-leading services counter this serious threat to help protect what matters. This is an increasingly important field in which Lepide has demonstrated strong leadership, a clear vision, and a track record of delivering innovative solutions that address critical challenges faced by organisations today.  

“Foresight’s investment is about continuing to improve the product functionality and also to invest in additional sales resources and address an unmet need across a wide variety of sectors.

“We look forward to partnering with the Lepide team to drive continued growth and success.”

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