Computest focuses on strong growth in cybersecurity with investment from Mentha

2 June 2021

Computest, a specialist in cybersecurity services, performance testing and DevOps, has entered into a partnership with investor Mentha. The aim of the partnership is to accelerate growth and become a leading player in cybersecurity services. In addition, Computest seeks to build upon its strong position as a DevOps specialist.

Computest was founded in 2005 by Hartger Ruijs. Under his leadership the Zoetermeer-based company has grown into an organisation with over 100 highly qualified specialists. They ensure that organisations’ applications and infrastructures work optimally and securely. Computest has built a strong reputation in this field. By way of example, ethical hackers from the company recently won an international hacker competition by exposing a vulnerability in Zoom.

Hartger Ruijs, CEO and founder of Computest: “Together with Mentha we can actually conquer the market and accelerate the growth that we have seen over the past 15 years. Mentha is actively involved and brings wide-ranging expertise and experience in helping companies to maximise their potential. I am therefore very confident that together we can realise Computest’s ambitious growth plans.”

Barend Rutten, partner at Mentha: “The number of ransomware attacks and data leaks is expected to rise further in the coming years, along with an increased demand for cybersecurity services. Investing in protection, detection and incident response is increasingly becoming a prerequisite for business continuity. This offers opportunities for Computest, which has proven high-quality expertise and specialists in this area. We look forward to guiding the company to the next growth phase with knowledge, expertise and capital.”

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About Mentha

Mentha is an independent equity company that invests in established, medium-sized and profitable companies with significant growth potential. Mentha is actively involved in companies in its portfolio and supports management teams in realising ambitious growth plans, through organic growth, international expansion and/or through a buy-and-build strategy. In doing so, it creates stronger and larger companies with considerable strategic value.

For more information: https://www.menthacapital.com/nl/