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PublicSonar has been acquired by Maltego Technologies

The shareholders of PublicSonar, a Netherlands-based provider of an AI-powered platform, have sold the company to Maltego Technologies, a German-based provider of an all-in-one intelligence platform. With this strategic acquisition, Maltego expands the capability for its users to own and act on intelligence for real-life security objectives.

Established in 2012, PublicSonar is a provider of an AI-powered platform that helps public safety agencies transform online data streams into actionable insights. PublicSonar aims to simplify large-scale data analysis during the monitoring of public incidents, crises or events. PublicSonar is a real-time analytics platform for generating insights with access to more than 50,000 online data feeds based on social media, news and public blogs for incidents and trends that could impact public safety.

Established in 2008, Maltego Technologies is a provider of an all-in-one intelligence platform that empowers investigators to speed up and increase the precision of their investigations through easy data integration in a single interface, aided by powerful visualization and collaborative capabilities to quickly zero in on relevant information. Maltego is used by a broad audience, from security professionals and pen testers to forensic investigators, investigative journalists and market researchers. The company is headquartered in Munich and has grown to over 100 employees in Germany. In 2023, Maltego was acquired by Charlesbank Capital Partners, a US-based private equity firm.

Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands acted as the exclusive M&A sell-side advisor to the shareholders of PublicSonar. Oaklins was able to optimally position PublicSonar and run an international competitive process in order to find the right partner for PublicSonar. This transaction emphasizes our strong track record and expertise in the fast-moving AI sector and highlights our experience in software related transactions.

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Adse de Kock

Partner
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oaklins Netherlands

Rainier Smeink

Associate
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oaklins Netherlands

Julia Boertje

Analyst
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oaklins Netherlands

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