NSO Group Technologies Ltd. – which also goes by Q Cyber Technologies – (private company) – Developers and owners of notoriously controversial Spyware “PEGASUS”:
Founded in 2010 by Niv Carmi, Omri Lavie, and Shalev Hulio, ie Company name “NSO” – based on first name initials (Niv Carmi allegedly quit company in initial stages of development).
Located in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv.
Board of directors:
1. SHALEV HULIO
2. OMRI LAVIE
3. STEFAN KOWSKI, is a Founding Partner at Novalpina Capital, an independent European Investment Firm, (private equity firm) registered in Westminster, London.
4. STEPHEN PEEL, is a Founding Partner at Novalpina Capital.
5. GÜNTER SCHMID, is a Senior Advisor to Novalpina Capital and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Olympic Entertainment Group AS.
6. MICKAEL BETITO, is a Principal at Novalpina Capital.
7. GERHARD SCHMIDT, is the Managing Partner of the German offices of the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and is one of the leading private equity and M&A (Mergers & acquisitions) lawyers in Europe.
Board of directors are citizens of the USA, UK, Germany and Israel.
Its senior advisors include Tom Ridge, the first American Secretary of Homeland Security, Gerard Araud, a French diplomat, Juliette Kayyem, faculty chair of Harvard’s Homeland Security Programme, and Daniel Reisner, the former head of Israel Defence Forces’ International Law Department.
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Companies House details for NOVALPINA CAPITAL LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) – financed and advised by *Jefferies Group LLC*
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“NSO was taken over by Novalpina Capital in February 2019, in a deal that reportedly valued the cyber intelligence company at about $1bn. Novalpina owns about 70% while NSO’s Israeli founders hold the remainder, according to company records.
Novalpina was co-founded by Peel, a British businessman.”
Rights groups probe investments in NSO Group’s private equity firm
“Novalpina’s other investors, according to Bloomberg financial data, are Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), the pension fund for Oregon state employees, and the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., which manages a state-owned Alaskan sovereign wealth fund.
Peel said that Israeli law prevented him from disclosing “certain categories of information that you seek regarding its current operating arrangements.””
The underworld of Pegasus (author – Pankaj Sharma, Secretary, Hindi Dep, Indian National Congress| Media Advisor to Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh| Editor, News Views India and GII| X-Spl Corre, Navbharat Times|)
“The American private equity firm Francisco Partners bought the company (NSO) for $130 million in 2014. The company was officially put up for sale for more than $1 billion in June 2017, roughly ten times what Francisco originally paid in 2014.”
(Francisco Partners is an American private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses.)
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(A startup launched by the NSO founders in 2013, *Kaymera*, is also focused on cybersecurity “mobile cyber defense”.)
Google said it had found Android versions of Pegasus, called Chrysaor, on “less than three dozen” devices in a wide range of countries, including Mexico, Georgia, Turkey, Kenya, and Ukraine, and Tanzania.
A sales arm based in Bethesda, Maryland, *WestBridge Technologies*, sells “top-of-the-line technologies to various government agencies in North America, particularly in the U.S.,” NSO’s LinkedIn profile says.
Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the former Trump campaign and White House adviser, served as an advisory board member to OSY Technologies, an NSO Group offshoot based in Luxembourg.
OSY (Optimum Sustainable Yield? – the level of effort (LOE) that maximizes the difference between total revenue and total cost. Or, where marginal revenue equals marginal cost. This level of effort maximizes the economic profit, or rent, of the resource being utilized.) Technologies S.à r.l. (Société à responsabilité limitée – form of private company that exists mainly in French-speaking countries, such as France, Luxembourg, Monaco, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Madagascar, Lebanon, Switzerland, and, since 1 May 2019, Belgium.) Rue Edward Steichen 22540, Luxembourg Luxembourg Company Type: Private Limited Company Subsidiary – https://www.dnb.com/business-directory/company-profiles.osy_technologies.c55d966c782723cdeab84bea02e9019f.html?aka_re=1
Gerhard Schmidt, Principal Manager
Gunter Maximilian Schmid, Principal Manager
Omri Lavie, Principal Manager
Shalev Holy, Principal Manager
OSY Technologies S.à r.l. had a Trademark Registration – (Logo for letter “Q”) https://opencorporates.com/statements/571730770
Osy Technologies Sàrl Status: active. Last modified: Feb 5, 2020 https://www.firmenwissen.com/en/az/firmeneintrag/2540/9370231669/OSY_TECHNOLOGIES_S_RL.html#companyProfile
Osy Technologies Sàrl – Different street address – moved as of Nov 2019? 412 Route D’esch Luxembourg https://www.datocapital.lu/companies/Osy-Technologies-Sarl.html
“Orchestra have created a broad CYBER SECURITY platform by acquiring a variety of cyber companies and rolling them up into a unified solution”.
Tel Aviv, Israel – Legal Name: Orchestra Group Technologies Founded Date Jul 2018. Founders Isaac Zack, Jacob Ukelson, Omri Lavie. Operating Status Active
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