Vitruvian Partners may buy 25% stake in Romanian group BitDefender


European investment fund Vitruvian Partners has entered exclusive negotiations with Axxes Capital for purchasing a 25% stake in Romanian cyber security group Bitdefender, which is controlled by the Talpes family, reports local Ziarul Financiar.

Vitruvian Partners has about a month to decide whether it move on with this deal or not, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.

Axxes Capital, which holds a 40% stake in BitDefender has hired Deutsche Bank’s London division to manage selling a 25% stake in the antivirus producer. The process started this summer and two investors qualified to the final round of negotiations, namely US fund General Atlantic and Vitruvian Partners.

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