BlueVoyant, a cybersecurity services company, announced that it has acquired Marclay Associates, a UK-based cybersecurity consultancy that helps global organizations protect themselves against highly sophisticated threat adversaries and cyber risk vectors by providing world-class incident response and cyber investigation services. BlueVoyant will receive $30 million in investment from current investors to support this transaction, helping to encourage additional business expansion across the sector.

Marclay Associates’ services are concentrated on its digital forensics and incident response teams, as well as its governance, risk, and compliance practice. Marclay Associates’ Marclay One secure communications platform, a cloud-based IT solution that serves users globally, supports professional services.

“The UK is of critical strategic importance to BlueVoyant; extending our regional presence through this acquisition strengthens BlueVoyant’s support for customers in the UK and beyond. Marclay Associates’ expertise is well-recognized throughout the industry; combining our capabilities to help customers best protect their environment made absolute sense,” said Robert Hannigan, Chairman, BlueVoyant International.

With new malware, ransomware variants and hybrid attacks threatening to compromise sensitive data, BlueVoyant’s combined suite of Managed Security Services, Professional Services and Threat Intelligence, and Third-Party Cyber Risk Management capabilities will provide unrivalled expertise and service to UK customers.

“The acquisition of Marclay by BlueVoyant combines the global cyber expertise of our former UK intelligence and security services personnel, and our industry-leading services, with BlueVoyant’s advanced cybersecurity portfolio. Now, with the support of BlueVoyant we can continue to help both new and existing customers meet their cybersecurity requirements with an exciting UK service offering,” said Jake Hockley, Senior Partner, Marclay Associates.

“We are delighted to join BlueVoyant at this stage of its growth journey. We have been delivering cybersecurity professional services to our clients for over eight years, and the opportunity to combine our existing services with BlueVoyant’s pioneering cyber technology in its first and third-party cyber risk management solutions and managed security SOC services, gives us a powerful proposition to take to the UK market and beyond,” said James Tamblin, Senior Partner, Marclay Associates.