HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, and a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winner, has signed an agreement to acquire the international identity solutions business of De La Rue.
Through its identity solutions business, De La Rue delivers identity documents and software solutions for governments around the world, by issuing secure identity documents for more than 25 countries, and is a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organizations.
As the world’s largest designer and commercial printer of banknotes, De La Rue designs, manufactures and delivers banknotes, banknote substrates and security features to customers in a world where currency will continue to be a key part of the developing payments eco-system.
(Without the concept of identity, society couldn’t function. An identity enables individuals to legally exist. It allows us to belong and to participate in society.. Courtesy of De La Rue and YouTube.)
De La Rue is the only integrated supplier of both paper and polymer banknotes, and creates security features that ensure banknotes are protected against counterfeiting.
Additionally, De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial designer and printer of passports, delivering national and international identity tokens and software solutions for governments in a world that is increasingly focused on the importance of a legal and secure identity for every individual.
The acquisition will broaden HID Global’s leadership position in the government-to-citizen identification market and extend its capabilities.
“With complementary products, solutions and services that are highly synergistic with HID Global’s current offerings, De La Rue’s identity solutions business is an excellent strategic fit with our mission to power the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global.
“Customers of both organizations will benefit from the expanded range of e-government solutions that will be offered as a result of the acquisition.”
De La Rue’s identity solutions business excels as a prime solution provider to government departments, working directly with ministries of the interior, immigration departments, police departments, and numerous other government entities and agencies.
The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close by Q3 2019.
Following the close, De La Rue’s identity solutions business will become a part of HID’s Citizen Identity Solutions business area, which is led by Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren, Vice President and Managing Director.
HID Global Takes Gold in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
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*HID Global is also a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Gold Award Winner
(HID Global’s HID RMS combines evidence based threat detection capabilities, anomaly detection and behavioral biometrics supported by machine learning while enabling financial institutions to detect with a high level of accuracy a broad range of risks. Courtesy of HID Global and YouTube.)
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