The second of three investments in 2010 for RHEA Investments, RHEA announced that they had acquired a 60% stake in Netsafe Information Technologies of Istanbul, Turkey. Netsafe is Turkey’s fastest growing Network Security Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliance manufacturer. The proposed transaction values Netsafe at approximately $1 Million US Dollars.
Netsafe, based in Istanbul, Turkey, serves more than 150 small to medium enterprises in Turkey and exports its products to the Middle Eastern and Eastern European countries. Netsafe was founded by Cüneyt Kalpakoglu, an experienced information security expert and former veteran of IBM in Turkey.
Onur Takmak, Chairman of the Board for Vakıf Girisim and Chief Executive Officer of RHEA Investments added "We selected Netsafe as our initial investment in information security. We will be looking to expand our investments in products and business in telecommunications, information technology and internet applications with a global vision".
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