DNV acquires information security assurance company Auvaro

The acquisition strengthens DNV’s assessment, certification and training offer on information security management in the Netherlands.

Barendrecht, the Netherlands, 3 October 2022 – DNV, a global leader in management system certification, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Auvaro, a privately owned assurance company primarily providing information security assurance statements and management system audits.

The compatible portfolios of services, competence and market presence constitute a strong foundation to serve a growing market and be a trusted partner for small and large companies.

“We are very excited to join forces with Auvaro. The need to address information security is fast growing in every company and risks can be challenging to identify and manage. With Auvaro, we are becoming a one-stop-shop and trusted partner to all types of companies especially in the Netherlands,” says Barbara Frencia, CEO of Business Assurance, DNV.

The acquisition of Auvaro expands DNV’s resources, competence and offer to include third party assessments such as ISAE 3000, ISAE 3402 and SOC2, including DigiD and VIPP5-assessments. This combines with certification to information security and privacy standards such as ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27701 and related training already part of the portfolio.

“The Auvaro team is looking forward to joining the DNV family. We have worked already for many years together and this offers the opportunity to accelerate growth and extend the group of customers. It is our experience with DNV’s culture which makes us confident to join a team with the right purpose and values,” says Erik Spaans, Managing Director, Auvaro.

The official announcement of the acquisition was made in Barendrecht, the Netherlands on 3 October 2022.