Hamilton Locke Advised Egress on Acquisition by KnowBe4

Hamilton Locke has been working alongside Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP in advising Egress, a leader in adaptive and integrated cloud email security solutions, on the Australian aspects of negotiations of a definitive agreement for its acquisition by KnowBe4, a global leader and provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform.

Egress Intelligent Email Security offers AI-enabled security tools designed to defend organisations against increasingly sophisticated email threats.

The integration of Egress’ advanced cloud email security solutions with KnowBe4’s expertise in security awareness training on completion of the transaction will enable them to offer the largest, advanced AI-driven cybersecurity platform for managing human risk.

Commenting on the transaction, Hamilton Locke Partner, James Delesclefs said:

“Congratulations to Egress on entering into a definitive agreement for the acquisition by KnowBe4. This acquisition will mark a significant milestone in the cybersecurity landscape, as it will combine the strengths of two industry leaders to deliver protection against evolving threats – and we are delighted to be involved in this process”.

The team at Hamilton Locke is led by Partners James Delesclefs and Clementyne Rawlyk and includes Lawyer Lorenzo Ricchi.