Who are you, Circles?
The Unreported Israeli Exit
July 30, 2021
In the past year and a half, Francisco Partners has acquired three Israeli companies for about $ 600 million, but only two of the acquisitions have been revealed in the press: that of the offensive cyber company NSO, which was unveiled in 2012 in “Calcalist”, and that of the manpower management software maker Click Software. The third purchase was made in secret.
The acquired company is called CIRCLES Technologies. Francisco Partners acquired it not long after the acquisition of NSO. It now turns out that the Israeli Circles, was chosen after the American Foundation considered the possibility of acquiring Hacking Team. And even there, the contacts were made in secret.