Cohort plc

December 12th, 2018: Cohort plc, the independent technology group, has acquired a majority stake in Chess Technologies.

Who is Cohort plc?

Cohort is the parent company of five innovative, agile and responsive businesses providing a wide range of services and products for British, Portuguese and international customers in defence, security and related markets.


Cohort was founded on the principle that SME-size businesses can prosper by being part of a larger group, where they can benefit from financial oversight, management support and the exchange of information and practices. We aim to achieve this while preserving the high growth potential of innovative independent businesses. We aim to add real value through the experience and contacts of our senior team while providing a light-touch but effective governance framework to our subsidiaries. Our objective is to deliver value to shareholders through our five operating subsidiaries: Chess, EID, MASS, MCL and SEA.


EID designs and manufactures advanced communications systems for the defence and security markets (



MASS are a specialist defence and technology business, focused on electronic warfare, information systems and cyber security (



MCL  is an expert in sourcing, design and integration of communications and surveillance technology, as well as support and training for UK end users including the MoD and other government agencies (



SEA is an advanced electronic systems and software house operating in the defence, transport and offshore energy markets (




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