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|| Dubai investors of Delta Partners invested $10 million in CipherCloud

delta-dubai.jpgDelta Partners, a Dubai-based investment firm, has invested $10 million in Global IT firm CipherCloud.

CipherCloud, which was founded in India and is headquartered in San Jose, is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, and T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom and has over 3 million business users. Delta Partners Capital, based in Dubai, is the investment arm of Delta Partners Group, an emerging markets-focused telecoms, media, and digital advisory and investment firm with over 200 employees operating from Barcelona, Bogota, Dubai, Johannesburg, Singapore and Palo Alto.

Delta Partners is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code ORP8.

More details follows:

Delta Partners Capital Limited ("Delta Partners Capital") announced today that a definitive agreement has been signed for an investment of $10 million by Delta Partners Emerging Markets TMT Growth Fund II L.P. (the "Fund") into CipherCloud Inc. ("CipherCloud"), the global leader in cloud information protection.

CipherCloud, which was founded and has a development center and significant presence in Hyderabad, India, enables organizations to securely adopt cloud applications by overcoming data privacy, residency, security, and regulatory compliance risks. CipherCloud's open platform provides comprehensive cloud application discovery and risk assessment, data protection - searchable strong encryption, tokenization, data loss prevention, key management and malware detection - and extensive user activity and anomaly monitoring services. CipherCloud has over 3.0 million business users across 11 industries, and works with marquee financial services, healthcare, telecommunication and government agency customers around the globe.

Delta Partners Capital, based in Dubai, is the investment arm of Delta Partners Group Limited (" DPG "), the leading emerging markets-focused telecoms, media, and digital advisory and investment firm. Delta Partners has over 200 employees operating from Barcelona, Bogota, Dubai, Johannesburg, Singapore and Palo Alto. Delta Capital invests in growth capital opportunities in the TMD sector across Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and South-East Asia.

Kristoff Puelinckx, Group Co-Managing Director of DPG, said: "CipherCloud has established a global leadership position right at the intersection of two of the most interesting trends that we are seeing, namely the continued migration of businesses to cloud services, and the need for greater data protection required by both regulators and customers. We look forward to actively supporting the management team at CipherCloud in the company's continued growth and development."

Pravin Kothari, Founder, Chairman and CEO of CipherCloud, commented: "Having an investor with the TMD industry expertise and broad geographic presence of Delta Partners is of clear benefit to CipherCloud as we expand into new markets. We look forward to working closely with Delta Partners as active shareholders in order to capture the significant opportunity for growth that exists globally in the cloud security space."

Transaction terms were not disclosed. The Fund's capital will be used to fund the further growth and international expansion of CipherCloud.



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