• Date:
    February 2021
  • Client:
    Motiv Group of Companies BV
  • Sector:
    ICT – Cybersecurity
  • Service:
    Advisor sell-side

Atos acquired Motiv ICT Security

February 24, 2021 – Atos has acquired Motiv ICT Security, the largest independent Managed Security Services (MSS) provider in the Netherlands. This move reinforces Atos’ position as the 3rd worldwide Managed Security Services provider by strengthening the Group’s local capabilities and bringing its recent investment in the Managed Detection and Response (MDR) platform, AIsaac, to Dutch customers. In addition, Motiv’s sovereign Security Operations Center (SOC), independently certified at the highest levels of maturity, further expands Atos’ extensive network of global SOC’s, a pivotal component of the Atos Prescriptive Security approach.

Atos will benefit from Motiv’s 180+ highly skilled cybersecurity experts, as well as the Motiv Academy, well known for its ability to fast-track new talents into SOC’s operational deployment. This acquisition will also bring additional local market knowledge and specialist security insight of significant value to Atos’ operations and customers.

Orange Corporate Finance acted as advisor to Motiv and coordinated the transaction process.


Motiv was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in IJsselstein. They are a leader in MSS and Security Operation Center services in the Netherlands. Motiv has a customer base of more than 100 large and medium-sized organizations in the public sector, law enforcements, financial services and healthcare sectors.


Atos is a global leader in digital transformations with 105,000 employees and annual revenues of over € 11 billion. They are the European leader in cybersecurity, cloud and high performance computing. The Group provides tailored end-to-end solutions for all industries in 71 countries. As a pioneer in decarbonization services and products, Atos is committed to a secure and sustainable digital transformations for its clients. Atos operates under the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information technology. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers, employees and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably in a safe and secure information environment.


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