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Cellebrite Seeks to Expand Law Enforcement Intelligence Work With Digital Clues Acquisition

Cellebrite (Nasdaq: CLBT) has agreed to buy the assets of Digital Clues, an open-source intelligence firm, to expand its footprint as an end-to-end digital intelligence platforms provider within law enforcement investigation and intelligence markets.

Israel-based Cellebrite said Monday it expects the acquisition to be completed in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

Yossi Ofek, CEO and chairman of Digital Clues, will join Cellebrite to lead the latter’s open-source intelligence business initiatives. He will bring to the role over two decades of homeland security experience.

Digital Clues offers tech platforms that collect large volumes of data from several sources and use artificial intelligence to generate insights on suspected individuals or entities. The Israel-based company has a team of more than 20 research and development professionals with experience across intelligence, security and big data in support of public safety agencies and commercial enterprises. It offers its platforms as on-premise software and as a software-as-a-service offering.

Cellebrite CEO Yossi Carmil said the planned acquisition marks an important step in advancing its vision of creating an end-to-end investigative digital intelligence platform.

“Open-source intelligence capabilities provide law enforcement agencies with critical tools to capitalize on those crucial early hours of an investigation,” added Carmil.

Cellebrite delivers digital intelligence platforms to customers in public and private sectors.

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