Bow River Capital 2017 Fund (“Bow River”) today announced that it has agreed to recapitalize Kivu Consulting, Inc. (“Kivu” or the “Company”), a cyber security consulting firm providing incident response, risk management, and cyber forensics investigation services to companies and organizations worldwide. As part of the transaction, the founders will retain a meaningful ownership stake in the Company and will continue to lead the organization on a go-forward basis. Bow River is looking forward to partnering with management to scale operations, invest in infrastructure, and broaden the Company’s service offerings to support client needs.
Founded in 2009, Kivu is a leading cyber security firm trusted by top cyber insurance providers, law firms, and enterprise clients across the globe. The Company has responded to hundreds of data breaches and cybercrime events. Kivu also provides digital forensics investigations and helps companies assess their preparedness for digital intrusions.
“Kivu is precisely the type of company Bow River seeks out for investment”, notes Rick Pederson, a Managing Director at Bow River. “They are an exceptional team delivering top-notch services in a growing industry. We expect great things ahead in this partnership.”
Kim Niquette, CEO of Kivu said: “Kivu has the best team in the cyber security industry with brilliant analysts and incredibly innovative services. The partnership with Bow River will support us in building a unique global response capability.”
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP served as legal advisor to Bow River.
FOCUS Investment Banking was the exclusive sell-side advisor to Kivu Consulting, and Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP served as legal counsel.
About Bow River Capital
Founded in 2003, Bow River Capital is a private alternative asset management company based in Denver, Colorado, with Buyout, Real Estate, and Software Growth Equity Fund platforms. Bow River’s Buyout platform focuses on lower middle market operating companies across a geographic area the principals refer to as Bow River Capital’s Rodeo Region®, which encompasses the Rocky Mountains and surrounding states.