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DigiCert, Inc., the provider of TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions, announces that private equity firms Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (‘Clearlake’) and TA Associates have completed their previously announced investment in DigiCert. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

DigiCert is excited to work with Clearlake and TA Associates as our new lead investors, and to continue our leadership in providing the best TLS/SSL products and solutions, focused on improving and automating certificate management,” said DigiCert CEO John Merrill. “We are confident in our vision for growth and the increasing value we’ll bring to our customers.”

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TA Associates made its first investment in DigiCert seven years ago. “TA has had a front-row seat to DigiCert’s impressive rise as the industry leader in its space, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the management team to invest in and support DigiCert’s innovation and growth efforts,” said Jason Werlin, a Managing Director at TA Associates.

DigiCert has a unique opportunity to capitalise on new growth initiatives that we believe will help them better serve their customers and their industry. DigiCert has an exciting business and a compelling vision for internet security based on the company’s legacy of innovation and roadmap for building trust in identity and digital interactions,” said Behdad Eghbali, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, and Prashant Mehrotra, Partner, of Clearlake.

Integrity and identity for the IoT

DigiCert leads with its certificate-based encryption, authentication, integrity and identity for the IoT

We are ready to leverage Clearlake’s O.P.S.® framework to help the company to continue to build upon its product offerings for customers and fuel new growth through organic investments and acquisitions.”

DigiCert has a history of industry leadership, including being the first certificate authority to provide post-quantum cryptography for digital certificates, the first to launch an independent log for Google Certificate Transparency, and the first to offer TLS for the TOR browser. The company’s award-winning certificate management platform, DigiCert CertCentral®, automates the tasks of certificate issuance, renewal, discovery and remediation, with features including ACME protocol.

DigiCert also leads with its certificate-based encryption, authentication, integrity and identity for the IoT. The company operates PKI for enterprise authentication and many IoT device industry consortia and manufacturers, and has issued billions of device certificates to-date. DigiCert is also developing solutions in related emerging technologies, such as blockchain.

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