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DCF Advises on Global Managed Security IT Services Transaction

Transaction Highlights Extensive Middle Market Buy-side Qualifications

Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (DCF) is pleased to announce its role as the exclusive financial advisor to NTT Communications Corporation.

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and Secode AB (Secode), a leading provider of managed-security and security-consulting services in Nordic countries, announced an agreement under which NTT Com will acquire all shares of Secode through NTT Communications Deutschland GmbH, its wholly owned subsidiary in Germany. Terms of the deal were not announced.

DCF advised NTT throughout the acquisition process and provided assistance with the development of valuation, indication of interest, transaction structuring and transaction negotiations. The acquisition of Secode AB enables NTT to maintain a strategic position in Scandinavia. NTT Com will leverage Secode’s high-quality managed-security and security-consulting services to strengthen and expand its capabilities to meet the security needs of customers in northern Europe.

About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges.

About Secode AB 
Secode provides managed-security services to financial institutions and public offices in Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The company offers 24/7services for intrusion detection and prevention, log management, vulnerability analysis, data-loss prevention, anti-virus and anti-spam, managed VPN/firewall and mobile security. In addition to its two SOCs, it operates support desks in local languages in Finland and the Netherlands. Secode also manages a specialized group for conducting tests and audits, as well as its staff of consultants who offer a wide range of professional security services. Established in 2000, Secode currently has 88 employees.

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