Orbis Protect acquires Glasgow-based Optosafe

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GLASGOW-based Optosafe has been acquired by Orbis Protect.

The deal comes comes following a sustained growth in Orbis Protect – a property, site and people specialist – during the COVID-19 crisis.

It’s decontamination services has seen an uptake since March, with 60 members of staff being trained in the service during lockdown.

They are had previously partnered with Optosafe for the past three years to make use of its 360-degree CCTV product.

NorthEdge Capital backed the deal, which will see Optosafe CTO John Robertson join Orbis as managing director of the Optosafe division.

The move is hoped to see Orbis achieve in excess of £8 million EBITDA in the next financial year.

Guy Other, Orbis Protect chief executive, said: “During lockdown we have been able to adapt quickly to support clients. This approach to spotting new opportunities for our business has been key to us continuing to report strong organic growth.

“Over the last few years we have developed a strong partnership with Optosafe on a range of client projects, the specialist insight the team can provide makes this deal a key part of our ongoing strategy and will help us to further accelerate our growth.”

John Robertson, Optosafe managing director, said: “Working with Orbis Protect will allow us to accelerate our ongoing R&D work to develop new services for our customers.”


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