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Francisco Partners acquires biometrics provider Cross Match Technologies

Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm, has acquired Cross Match Technologies, a provider of interoperable biometric identity management systems, applications and services.



“Cross Match has a long history of innovation and has secured significant contracts with the most discerning government clients,” says Keith Geeslin, a partner at Francisco Partners. “Biometric technology is growing in importance, and Cross Match, with its strong management team and quality brand, is in an excellent position to capitalise on this growth.”

Founded in 1996, Cross Match’s offerings include a wide range of multimodal biometric solutions, which are used to capture and process the unique physiological characteristics of individuals to verify their identities. The company has more than 5,000 customers worldwide and over 250,000 products deployed in over 80 countries.

"There is a growing global need for biometric tools to address a range of civil, defense, and local law enforcement issues," says Cross Match president and chief executive David Buckley. "Cross Match is well-positioned through our work with governments and law enforcement organisations around the world to deliver these solutions. We look forward to working closely with Francisco Partners to further develop our technologies to meet these important market requirements."
 

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