Quercus announces private equity investment in the cyber-security sector

March 9, 2021
Andrew Clegg

The Quercus team, led by Andrew Clegg and Mark Winkler, advised the board of Marclay Associates Limited (“Marclay”) on the sale of a stake in the business to UK private equity investor, Ashridge Capital.

Headquartered in central London, Marclay is recognised as a leader in the provision of cyber-security services. The business protects the digital assets of some of the world’s most high-profile individuals and organisations. Its cyber-incident and investigations team specialises in supporting businesses  who have suffered a cyber-breach or similar security incident with industry leading methodology and forensic capability.  It has built a reputation over the last six years amongst many London law firms, where they are widely regarded as the go-to firm for expert advice in challenging cyber security related situations.

Andrew Clegg, Quercus Partner said:

“Marclay operates in a dynamic sector and I am delighted to see the business receive investment from a strong investor in Ashridge Capital. Their many years of experience helping entrepreneurial businesses to realise their potential will be invaluable as the Marclay team look to roll out their ambitious growth plans.”

James Tamblin, Marclay CEO added:

“Marclay is extremely well positioned to capitalise on the projected growth in the UK cyber-security market and we are delighted to welcome Ashridge Capital on board as we embark on the next step in our journey.  I am very grateful to Andy and Mark for introducing us to Ashridge, preparing us for the rigours of the transaction, and for their advice and commitment throughout.”

 

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