Issue 4 2020

Acquisition International - Issue 4 2020 5 News : from around the world Bright Future Ahead Prospect Business Centres provides seven fully serviced office spaces in central locations in Leeds and London and it has now become part of the Inc & Co Property Group family. Jack Mason, Group CEO at Inc & Co Property Group, says “This is such an exciting time for the property development scene and we’re really pleased to be able to bring Prospect Business Centres into the group. By bringing these offices under the Inc & Co umbrella we can offer a strong proposition to our clients and teams. “We’re going to continue to focus on customer service delivery and offer the highest standard to everyone using the offices. These are high-quality offices in great locations, and it provides the perfect offices for all sizes of company. “We’re planning on investing in modernising all the interiors to offer new, innovative contemporary working spaces that meets the growing needs of our customers. We’ll also be rebranding the centres in order to bring them under the Inc & Co umbrella. “Whenever we acquire a new business, we always aim to retain the talent and the wealth of experience that already exists in the company. We’re delighted to be continuing to work with Charles Cudworth as MD, and Andrew Butler, as COO along with the other members of the team.” Prospect Business Centres currently provides over 1500 desks across seven locations. Each one benefits from communal meeting rooms, a serviced reception, along with showers, cycling storage facilities, lounge areas and roof terraces. Charles Cudworth, Md, Prospect Business Centres, says, “The team and I are extremely excited to become part of the Inc & Co family. We know this acquisition will be the catalyst to enable us to provide a unique quality of product and service in our existing locations and planned new locations coming soon” Inc & Co Property Group is the sister company of Inc & Co, a business collective who have recently acquired several digital agencies including Brass, Neon and Cuhu, as well as Laundrapp. Inc & Co supports integrated agencies and businesses thrive by providing collective resource such as business development, financial and HR support across the group. Mason continues, “It’s an exciting time for the Inc & Co brand. We’ve entered a very trying time for businesses with the COVID-19 pandemic and we’re wanting to support as many businesses as possible to survive and thrive. We would always encourage people to get in touch to see what we can do to help.” London-based Inc & Co Property Group, the sister company of Inc & Co, is celebrating the acquisition of Prospect Business Centres, a property development group with serviced offices in various locations throughout London and Leeds. AgilePQ’s Centri acquisition cements its position at the forefront of IoT cybersecurity. AgilePQ, a software company providing highly advanced data security for the Internet of Things (IoT) and post-quantum computing, formally announced its acquisition of Centri, an IoT cybersecurity company known for technology that performs over-the-air retrofits of existing devices. “Centri’s technology is a force multiplier with AgilePQ,” said Paul Clayson, AgilePQ’s chief executive officer. “Centri and AgilePQ have been building different but complimentary world-class solutions for a market suffering from massive data breaches. This combination strengthens the solutions of each company in post-quantum cybersecurity technology and expands our experienced and talented team of security engineers. The core Centri technology particularly aids our delivery in providing end-to-end security for mobile network operators using a variety of cellular and wireless protocols to connect IoT devices.” According to Michael Mackey who came to AgilePQ in the acquisition and now serves the company’s chief technology officer, “While robust, Centri’s technology was based on legacy encryption that will become increasingly vulnerable in the future and which already cannot fit on resource constrained IoT devices. And we were not alone. We see companies of all sizes relying on last century’s secure methods to protect themselves as we enter the era of quantum computers. AgilePQ offers a solution that is as elegant as it is powerful. With an incredibly small footprint that allows it to fit on any device and provide post-quantum protection it will define the future of security. We now deliver fully encrypted, post-quantum security to the smallest of IoT devices (Class 0-2 devices). We can deploy on a SIM card, as a direct software integration, embedded in a processor or through other delivery methods.” As part of the acquisition, AgilePQ now deploys the benefits of nine Centri patents to add to its portfolio of 17 issued, and 16 pending patents—all focused on data security and cryptographic implementation. Expanding The Business