Deep Secure

Pioneering cyber security software

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Application Software



Deal type

Growth Capital

Investment size

Undisclosed - 6.5x return

Investment date(s)

2009 & 2017 - 2021


"I was impressed with YFM's investment mindset - they were always reassuringly calm during turbulent times, be that at a macro-level during the recent global pandemic, or at the localised company-level when perhaps a quarter did not quite go to plan. Their investment maturity combined with a long-term growth outlook was really refreshing. For me YFM excelled at understanding what a high-performing team looked like and advised accordingly throughout our growth journey."

Dan Turner, CEO of Deep Secure Limited

The business

  • Market-leading Content Threat Removal (CTR) technology which provides true protection against all known and unknown document-based malware
  • Strong underlying technology owned entirely by the company

The strategy

  • Back a highly successful entrepreneur in the growing cyber security market
  • Increase sales by recruiting in the marketing department
  • Invest in product development to create the next generation of cyber security technology

The developments

  • Invested in senior management team and product development to capitalise on the growing market
  • Won an impressive range of new customers including UK and foreign governments and multinational corporations such as BAE Systems and Vodafone
  • Sold to global cyber security firm Forcepoint Federal LLC in 2021, generating a 6.5x return for investors
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