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Stay Secure acquired by j2 Global

Underscoring the quality of SaaS software companies in Europe

Stockholm, January 2015 - GP Bullhound, the international technology investment bank, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to NCSG Holding AB (”Stay Secure”) on its sale to j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQGS:JCOM) (“j2 Global“)

Stay Secure is a leading cloud-based email and web security SaaS provider headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The company was founded in 2008 and has since experienced exceptional growth. With operations in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, Stay Secure will contribute to the geographical expansion of j2 Global.

Stefan Thelberg, Co-founder and CEO of Stay Secure, commented: “We really enjoyed working with GP Bullhound throughout this process. Its hard work and thorough support helped us, the sellers, to achieve a beneficial outcome and we are now happy to be part of the j2 Global group.”

“It has been a pleasure to advise the forward-thinking founders of Stay Secure. We were furthermore impressed by the professional and sympathetic approach by j2 Global and believe it will provide a great home for our client. This transaction underscores the quality of SaaS software companies being built in Europe today,” said Per Roman, Managing Partner at GP Bullhound.

This represents the completion of GP Bullhound’s 31st transaction in 2014 and further highlights the firm’s commitment to working with category leaders.

For enquiries please contact Per Roman, Managing Partner, at or Carl Wessberg, Director, at

GP Bullhound
As dealmakers in technology, GP Bullhound provides independent strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions and private placements to entrepreneurs, companies and investors. By combining a true passion for innovation with great access to global buyers and capital across Europe, US and Asia, GP Bullhound has completed transactions with many category leaders including Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord,, Pingdom, Pozitron and Spotify. The firm was founded in London in 1999 and today also has offices in San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin and Manchester.

Stay Secure
Stay Secure is one of the Nordic region’s largest dedicated suppliers of email and web security services in the cloud, with offices in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. The company, headquartered in Stockholm, was founded in 2008 by Stefan Thelberg and Jens Larsson and has since been growing at an impressive pace. Today, Stay Secure has more than 6.000 customers and nearly 1 million users. For more information, please visit

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