The company

ISPIN is a leading Swiss cyber security service provider headquartered in Zurich. With its three business units Consulting, Solutions and Managed Services, ISPIN offers its customers the full range of services in connection with cyber security from initial advisory and consulting, through implementation of required infrastructure to the outsourcing and ongoing monitoring of the systems in place – a one stop provider of Cyber Security Services. ISPIN is the first acquisition within the framework of capiton’s planned Buy & Build platform for the cyber security market in the DACH region.

The transaction

ISPIN is a proprietary transaction which was identified through capiton’s targeted sector approach in the area of “cyber security” and realized through an exclusive sales process.


ISPIN has delivered strong growth in the past years and is ready for the next development phase. The cyber security market in Europe is very fragmented and currently in a consolidation phase. Considering the ongoing digitalization, the increasing importance of Internet of Things and Big Data as well as other data-driven technologies, the market potential in the cyber space is huge. In the context of these developments, capiton and ISPIN see a great potential for further growth by creating extra capacities and complementary competences in a dedicated Group.


Alongside capiton and the founders of ISPIN, Marco Marchesi and Stefan Näpflin, the whole management team of ISPIN is now also invested in the new Group. Tom Koehler, an internationally established security expert with vast experience in the strategic and portfolio development in the cyber security industry, is also joining the executive board.