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Signicat buys Spanish Electronic IDentification (eID)

Source: Signicat

Signicat, the Trusted Digital Identity™ company, has acquired Spanish Electronic IDentification (eID), a digital identity pioneer and world leading provider of asynchronous video identification services.

With the acquisition, Signicat will strengthen its European presence and take a further step towards becoming the market leader in providing digital identity and electronic signing solutions globally. This is the second major acquisition Signicat has made this year, after buying Encap Security recently in June.

"Through our long cooperation, we were convinced that eID is a perfect match for us. Their unique services are a great compliment to our offering, and they bring with them a stronger foothold into the European market and competency to further fuel our growth ambitions. Together, we will solve some of the most advanced digital identity challenges for our customers” says Asger Hattel, CEO of Signicat.

eID brought to the market the disruptive solution of asynchronous video identification based on video-in streaming with end-to-end coverage of the identification process. This, combined with their Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) service, generates a strong and fully digital identification flow. As the Spanish market leader, eID began marketing its products in 2016 and currently has a strong track record with more than 250 customers spread across 30 countries.

Signicat has had a partnership with eID for the past four years, through which eID’s solutions are also available on Signicat’s platform. The coming together of these two organisations creates a company with unrivalled strength in identity proofing, authentication, and electronic signature solutions. The joint offering ensures the highest level of security and compliance of digital identity solutions in the European market, all based on the 'Strong Digital Identity' (SDI) concept, developed by eID. This enables a common end-to-end digital onboarding process across the EU in compliance with the most restrictive legislation, creating a game changer in regulated sectors such as finance and governments.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership and becoming part of the Signicat family. Joining forces will enable us to achieve the rapid expansion we have been working on for the last eight years” says Iván Nabalon, CEO of eID.

After the acquisition, eID will continue as an independent organisation with a separate brand, with a goal of full integration within two years. The acquisition is subject to normal requirements, including approval by the Spanish competition authorities. The transaction figure is not made public. 

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