Former Sphinx chief executive Mark Hatton insists plenty of channel firms are eager for extra investment as he plots his return to the industry.
Hatton held a sizable shareholding in Sphinx before the security distributor sold up to Arrow ECS in early summer.
Having taken a break to spend time with his family, Hatton hinted he is now eager to take a stake in another channel venture.
“I have a number of conversations ongoing and it is likely to be sooner rather than later,” he said.
“There are quite a few businesses out there that seem to be keen to have someone come on board, put in money and lend assistance.”
Hatton stressed he was not interested in joining a distributor and that his next project could even be outside the security arena.
Hatton joined Sphinx at the turn of the century when his firm Globelle was acquired by the McAfee, RSA Security and Juniper distributor. He soon became managing director and was one of the largest shareholders at the time of the firm’s sale in June.
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