Cybersecurity & Defence

Klecha & Co. alongside Maticmind in the acquisition of General Dynamics Missions Systems


Thanks to the acquisition, Maticmind will grow in the defence sector where GDMS Italy has collaborations with NATO and several Ministries of Defence.

Milan, London, Paris, Madrid, 3 May 2024 - Klecha & Co., an independent pan-European investment bank specialised in the tech sector, as financial advisor has assisted Maticmind in the acquisition of Gdms-Italy, the Italian division of the American group General Dynamics, a leading global provider of integrated security for critical infrastructure and defense, the energy and TLC sector, with important partnerships with NATO and several Ministries of Defense.

The acquisition of GDMS Italy, now Page Europe, allows Maticmind - a leading Italian system integrator controlled by CVC Capital Partners and participated by CDP Equity - to increase the application areas of its digitisation solutions, particularly in the defence sector, as well as to increase its presence in foreign markets, such as the Middle East and Africa.

Maticmind, founded by President Carmine Saladino, closed 2023 with revenues of more than EUR 500 million, up almost 13% from EUR 443 million the previous year, and 1,500 employees.

Stephane Klecha, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Klecha & Co. commented: ‘We are proud to have worked alongside Maticmind in this strategic acquisition that will allow it to grow in the defence sector. Italian technology will thus not only be able to find new relevant applications at international level, but will also be able to make a significant contribution to European security'.