Haifa, Israel, June 4, 2018 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Cyberbit Ltd. (“Cyberbit”), raised a $30 million investment from the private equity investor Claridge Israel L.P. ("Claridge Israel"). Engaged in the cyber security area Cyberbit provides the cyber training and simulation solution - Cyberbit Range and a consolidated detection and response platform that protects an organization’s entire attack surface across IT, OT and IoT networks.
This investment will facilitate Cyberbit’s ability to take advantage of the rising demand for its product line, as well as expand sales and marketing operations, primarily in North America, enhance customer and partner support and boost development.
Oded Tal, Managing Partner of Claridge Israel, will join Cyberbit’s board of directors.
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems , commented: “We see the cyber security field as a growth engine. We are encouraged by the technological and business achievements of Cyberbit in recent years, led by the rapid adoption of the market leading cyber training and simulation solution – the Cyber Range. I am confident that the partnership with Claridge Israel will lead Cyberbit to even greater achievements.”
About Claridge Israel
Claridge Israel is an investment firm focused on growth investments in innovative companies with a technological advantage. The firm was initiated through a partnership between Claridge Inc., the Stephen R. Bronfman Family Office, one of Canada’s most reputable family offices and private equity investors, and la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global institutional private equity, infrastructure and real estate investor, with net assets of over US$230 Billion (as at December 31st , 2017).
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.
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Elbit Systems Ltd.
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