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Ambienta completes acquisition of Bit4ID, strengthening its Namirial digital identity and trust platform

Milan/London/Paris/Munich, April 21, 2022
  • Bit4ID will bring its strong expertise in digital identity technologies to the core of the digital trust business.
  • This acquisition strengthens Namirial ‘s geographical presence in Spain, Latin America and Eastern Europe.
  • The Namirial platform now exceeds €100 million in revenues, thanks to strong organic growth and a successful strategy of targeted acquisitions.

Ambienta SGR SpA (« Ambienta », one of Europe’s largest asset managers fully focused on environmental sustainability, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bit4 Group S.r.l. (« Bit4ID », a technology provider specializing in digital identity and trust, headquartered in Naples, Italy. The company is particularly present in the Spanish market through Uanataca S.A., a company based in Barcelona.
Bit4ID joins the Namirial platform, leader in digital trust software and services.

Bit4IDfounded in 2004, began as a technology provider specializing in digital identity and trust, providing Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology, the enabling technology for digital trust services, enabling the management and use of encryption keys and associated digital certificates. More recently, building on its strong competencies, the company has expanded into the digital trust services market by becoming a qualified trust service provider providing digital signature and authentication services. In addition, Bit4ID has created an innovative new offering known as PKI as a Service (PKIaaS), providing the infrastructure and cloud-based services necessary to enable certificate authority activity, not requiring significant upfront investment.

Bit4ID’s expertise will strengthen Namirial’s technology platform, enabling vertical integration in public key infrastructure technologies and a comprehensive approach to the digital trust services market, while extending Namirial ‘s product offering with complementary solutions such as PKIaaS. Bit4ID will also bring a strong and competent R&D team, thanks to its access to a large pool of talent from highly reputable universities located in Naples and Barcelona. With its international presence, Bit4ID will further consolidate Namirial ‘s position in Spain, Latin America and Eastern Europe and will contribute to a first entry into the UK, India and other emerging markets.

FollowingAmbienta ‘s investment in Namirial in 2020, Bit4ID is the third acquisition made in the last six months. All the acquisitions have produced excellent results: Netheos has enabled the Group to enter the French market and strengthen its offering with its solutions for digitizing the process of entering into a relationship and subscribing remotely; Evicertia has helped to extend the Group’s presence in Spain and Latin America and the offering of certified communication products; Bit4ID is strengthening the Group’s technological capabilities and its international presence, including in certain key emerging markets. Thanks to the group’s strong organic growth – supported by successful targeted acquisitions – the platform now exceeds €100 million in revenue, has over 800 employees and offices in 18 countries.

Bit4ID, like Namirial, has a positive impact on the environment. Indeed, its software and services allow the digital execution of transactions, avoiding the printing of voluminous documents and travel to sign contracts. In 2021, Namirial ‘s products saved 13,680 tons of paper, 88 million liters of water and 10,690 tons of oil equivalent in energy.

 

Giancarlo Beraudo

« Bit4ID represents another step towards creating a global leader in digital transaction management and digital trust services, with a strong international presence and a solid European DNA. We are delighted to welcome the founders of Bit4ID to Namirial s shareholder base and are confident that the group will benefit from their experience in identity and digital trust.»

Giancarlo Beraudo, Partner at Ambienta

 

Antonio Chello

“We « very pleased to join this ambitious project. While there will be continuity in terms of management, sales, support and development as well as product and service offerings, Bit4ID, especially in its international markets, will benefit from a broader and more complete product offering and a complementary international footprint. By acceding to a larger group, Bit4ID will benefit from additional resources to deploy both in research and development and in geographic expansion.»

Antonio Chello, CEO and founder of Bit4ID

 

Massimiliano Pellegrini

« We are very pleased to have Bit4ID join our platform. Bit4ID shares Namirial ‘s culture based on flexibility and offering customized solutions, which are key competitive advantages for enterprises and public administrations. This acquisition also guarantees sovereignty over technologies that are essential for trust service providers, ensuring their independence from non-European players. Bit4ID will help pursue emerging opportunities in the digital identity sector, including future developments in the European Union’s ID portfolio and self-sovereign identities.»

Massimiliano Pellegrini, CEO of Namirial

 

À About Ambienta

Ambienta is a European investor in environmental sustainability, operating in both the public and private markets. With offices in Milan, London, Paris and Munich, Ambienta manages a portfolio of assets in excess of €1.5 billion. Ambienta invests in private and publicly-traded companies driven by major environmental trends, whose products or services enable a more efficient use of resources or a reduction in pollution. In the unlisted equity market, Ambienta has made 49 investments to date. In the equity markets, Ambienta has created the world’s first absolute return fund focused entirely on environmental sustainability and manages a full range of sustainable products from low risk multi-asset funds to long term equity funds.

For more information, visit www.ambientasgr.com

Media contact information

Tancredi Group
ambienta [at] tancredigroup.com

À About Namirial

Namirial supports its customers in their digital transformation journey by offering trusted digital transaction management solutions. Namirial ‘s digital trust services include solutions for customer onboarding, agreement automation, signature flow orchestration, identification, multi-factor authentication, electronic signature, electronic registered mail, long-term archiving and electronic invoicing. Namirial is a qualified trust service provider under the European Regulation 910/2014 eIDAS. With its international network of more than 120 strategic partners, Namirial serves more than one million customers worldwide, processing several million transactions every day. Founded in 2000 in Senigallia, Italy, Namirial now operates from offices in 18 countries and employs over 800 people.
To learn more, visit www.namirial.com, follow Namirial on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, contact Namirial to schedule a demo or request a free trial of Namirial’s eSignAnyWhere electronic signature solution.

Media contact information

Jörg Lenz, Head of MarCom Namirial
j.lenz [at] namirial.com

À About BIT4ID

BIT4ID is one of the most qualified companies in the field of digital identity and digital trust services. Its high level of competence and avant-garde spirit have made it one of the main international players, with offices in Italy, Spain, Peru, India and sales offices in other countries of the world. In a short period of time, Bit4id has grown from a start-up to an international company, without ever breaking the link with its territory, always maintaining its headquarters in Naples, one of the most important breeding grounds for high-tech talent in Europe. Today, with more than 200 employees, it continues to invest in its growth, determined to always reach new ambitious goals.

For more information, visit www.bit4id.com

Media contact information

Gianni Motta, Head of Corporate Communications at BIT4ID
comunicazione [at] bit4id.com

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