Published March 13, 2024

GCP-backed Bridewell acquires Arculus

GCP is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of cyber security consultancy, Arculus, by its portfolio company Bridewell.

Through this acquisition, Bridewell, the leading UK Cyber Security specialist firm expands its public sector offering and strengthens its position as a leading advisor to Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) focused organisations.

Bridewell has delivered impressive organic growth since it was founded in 2013, and the Arculus acquisition represents an opportunity to add further scale and sector expertise.  Together, these two businesses will comprise an over 250-strong team of highly accredited security experts, with an impressive customer roster across critical sectors such as Government, energy and utilities, and some of the UK’s largest airports.

Anthony Young, CEO of Bridewell, comments:

“Arculus’ reputation and growth in cyber security across the public sector is truly remarkable. The decision to bring Bridewell and Arculus together felt absolutely right from a strategic standpoint. It’s a perfect fit for expanding our pool of expertise, skills, and accreditations, not to mention boosting our revenue in the public sector space. This step dovetails nicely with our wider growth strategy within Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). Bridewell has grown organically over the last 11 years, and we always wanted to make sure that any company joining the Bridewell story had a brilliant culture and reputation. We look forward to welcoming all the Arculus team.”

Austin France, Founder and Principal Consultant at Arculus, comments:

“On behalf of the Arculus team we are delighted to be joining forces with Bridewell and excited about the opportunities that this relationship will bring. Arculus has focused on ensuring the best possible experience for our customers and team and this approach aligns perfectly with our new colleagues at Bridewell. We will be able to offer our customers a wider range of best-in-industry services with Bridewell’s reputation, accreditations and focus on quality so well aligned to our own. We look forward to an exciting journey ahead.“

Ravi Monteiro, Partner, GCP comments:

“The acquisition of Arculus represents an opportunity to combine two high-quality, culturally aligned, businesses that have both delivered exceptional growth.  Bridewell holds an enviable position across Critical National Infrastructure which will only be enhanced by Arculus’ strength in the public sector.  We are delighted to welcome Arculus to the Bridewell team and are very excited for this next chapter.“

Bridewell’s strategy is to continue to build on its position as a leading partner to organisations operating in the CNI space.  This acquisition will enable Bridewell to continue to grow at pace in existing markets, as well as expanding further into the public sector where there is significant opportunity to offer a broader range of services across the Arculus customer base.  Bridewell plans to continue its double-digit growth trajectory and build on its excellent market reputation.