Clearwater International has advised the shareholders of EXOP Group (EXOP), a German artificial intelligence (AI)-driven risk management company, on the sale to Crisis24 (Crisis24) a GardaWorld company, a leading global risk management firm.
Headquartered in Konstanz, Germany, EXOP is a global software technology leader for mobility risk management & crisis communication, offering a sophisticated and fully automated SaaS platform solution based on AI technology. EXOP’s fully automated end-to-end solution comprehensively covers the needs of globally active businesses and travellers by integrating travel data and mapping the location of mobile assets and travellers with identified relevant security incidents almost immediately through AI. Matching locations of mobile assets and travellers with security incidents in seconds and asking proactively for the status of alerted travellers, feeding statuses back to the management and alarming the responsible management if support is required will automatically trigger emergency support measures. Hundreds of thousands of end users worldwide trust in EXOP and its multilingual solution to keep travellers safe in every corner of the world.
GardaWorld counts over 122,000 highly qualified and experienced professionals dedicated to protecting business, personnel, and assets anywhere in the world. From high-risk conflict zones to daily operations, GardaWorld helps clients secure workspaces, improve services, manage reputations, and concentrate on core functions in total security.
Crisis24, with headquarters in Montreal, Canada, is regarded as the leading integrated risk management, crisis response, consulting, and global protective solutions firm, serving the world’s most influential people, disruptive brands, and prominent organisations. With over 120 analysts on four continents and 24/7 global operations centres, Crisis24 provides unrivalled curated intelligence and sophisticated technologies. The team monitors and analyses global developments and threats to deliver innovative solutions to help clients mitigate and manage risk anywhere in the world. The range of Crisis24 services includes security advisory, crisis management, response, cyber security, executive protection & journey management, and travel security.
The strategic acquisition of EXOP will not only expand Crisis24’s global footprint and intelligence resources but will also increase the capability to provide the most comprehensive intelligence and security risk management services available on the market protecting businesses and saving lives.
„Crisis24 is emerging as the sole player redefining the industry, and we’re proud and excited to join forces with a global champion in the integrated risk management space. By combining man and machine intelligence, while expanding our capabilities on a global scale, our clients now have greater access to business-essential capabilities and innovative solutions. We have really enjoyed working with Clearwater International throughout the whole process and on the successful sale of the business. With their profound expertise, the team has provided excellent support.“ – Alexander Sprich, CEO, EXOP Group
„We are delighted to have advised the owners of EXOP in the search for a strategic partner enabling the firm’s further growth on a global scale. We are convinced that the match between EXOP and Crisis24 will benefit from the strong capabilities and offerings of both businesses.“ – Ralph Schmücking, Managing Partner, Clearwater International