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BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises exploqii GmbH on Sale of All Shares to KnowBe4

Frankfurt am Main, 28 May 2018 – The international law firm BEITEN BURKHARDT has advised the internationally focussed content provider exploqii GmbH, domiciled in Berlin, on the sale of all business interests to KnowBe4, one of the most renowned providers of security awareness trainings and phishing simulations in the world, domiciled in Tampa Bay, Florida, United States. Christine Kipke and Detlev Weise, the founders of exploqii GmbH, are the sellers. Both will continue to manage the undertaking within the KnowBe4 group in the years to come. The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction volume.

Besides design and production of tailored animated explanatory films, exploqii offers a multi-lingual library providing brief, finished training videos on topics such as cybersecurity, security, data protection and compliance. The library currently comprises more than 50 subjects in 24 languages and is used by more than one million users on the customer side.

Through the merger of exploqii and KnowBe4 customers will have access to further innovative training formats and they can implement their own, individually designed "New School Security Awareness" programme.

Advisor to exploqii GmbH:
BEITEN BURKHARDT: Partners Dr Detlef Koch (in charge), Dr Gesine von der Groeben (both Corporate/M&A) and Dr Andreas Lober (IP/IT, all Frankfurt am Main).

Advisor to KnowBe4:
Gleiss Lutz: Dr Daniel Heck

Dr Detlef Koch
Phone: +49 69 75 60 95 – 408

Public Relations:
Frauke Reuther
Phone: +49 69 75 60 95 – 570


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