Anticip is a Security and Defense Services agency created back in 2006 by Cyrille Peguilhan de Sartoux, former member of the GIGN, and Richard Terzan, expert in Crisis Management and Risk Management. Their goal is to provide clients with a global and adapted solution, to support them in their daily development and to assist them in terms of safety.

For 13 years, Anticip has been advising and supporting French and foreign companies in their international development. Specialized in operations management and safety engineering, Anticip has dedicated its craft to the safety, training and support of travellers in risk areas. This global offer aimed at security departments, travel managers, and human resources management allows business executives to meet their ‘Duty of Care’ obligations.

Anticip operates in 16 countries, specifically the Middle East, West Africa and Europe. It is the only French security agency with a history and presence in Iraq.


Anticip offers a unique combination of goods and services based on two major pillars of the Anticip expertise:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Operations


Our recognized expertise, particularly in high-risk areas, allows us to support all types of clients in their respective fields: Oil companies, multinational enterprises, governmental entities, international organizations, European institutions, etc.


Anticip aids companies, multi-national, big or small, to create a security policy adapted to their business industry. Benefitting from a very strong field experience and advanced technological capacity, Anticip supports its clients by developing a global, innovative, and adaptive plan adjusted to their needs.

Our integrated and innovative solutions have been awarded at the Trophées de la Sûreté in 2017 (“Safety Awards”) and are now subsidized by BPI France.

History of Anticip

Creation of the Anticip brand, a dedicated crisis management unit, within the Sofema group by Cyrille Peguilhan de Sartoux and Richard Terzan.

Richard Terzan takes over the Safety and Security division at Sofema and extends Anticip’s offer to include major risks, particularly in conflict areas.

The Anticip brand becomes the agency Anticip SAS, an independent business with its first branch opening in Nigeria.

Business develops in West Africa and in the Middle East. Operations have opened in Bagdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan.

Expansion in Nigeria: Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt. Expansion of missions in Yemen, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Opening of a permanent office and reception in Bagdad (Green Zone) and Basra (COOB). Opening of another branch in Dubai, UAE.

Obtain “Near East Security Services, N. 85” security license in Iraq.

Develop the global offer dedicated to supporting and tracking travellers and goods. Opened two 24/7 operating branches in Paris and Dubai.

Open a 24/7 surveillance platform in Dakar.

Anticip Academy (e-learning training) receives an award in the Innovative Goods and Services category at the Trophées de la Sûreté in 2017 (“Safety Awards”) for its innovative solutions.

BPI France supports the technological development at Anticip, more particularly Anticip Travel tool for monitoring travellers.