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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired The Defence Works

synopsis: Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity company, has acquired The Defence Works, an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies stop targeted threats, safeguard data, and make users more resilient against cyber attacks. "
target: The Defence Works
The Defence Works is an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
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closed 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Eleven Paths, acquired iHackLabs

synopsis: ElevenPaths, a global cybersecurity company, has acquired iHackLabs, a UK-based company specialised in cybersecurity training. iHackLabs offers courses that protect businesses and accelerate careers. Their cloud-based training programs simulate real cyber threat situations, adapted to the specific needs of clients across multiple sectors.
buyer parent: Telefonica S.A.
buyer: Eleven Paths
ElevenPaths is a global cybersecurity company that supports their customers with their digital transformation process. ElevenPaths offers products and services for device security, network and application security, cloud and data security, identity access management, and online security. "
target: iHackLabs
iHackLabs is a UK-based company specialised in cybersecurity testing and training. iHackLabs offers courses that protect businesses and accelerate careers. Their cloud-based training programs simulate real cyber threat situations, adapted to the specific needs of clients across multiple sectors.
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closed 8/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

UpGrad, acquired KnowledgeHut

synopsis: Global online higher education provider upGrad has acquired KnowledgeHut, a global EdTech company. Founded in 2011, KnowledgeHut is aimed at equipping the global workforce with the skills of the future through outcome-based immersive learning. With this acquisition, upGrad will have access to KnowledgeHut’s global student pool of 250,000.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: KnowledgeHut
KnowledgeHut is a global ed-tech company. Leveraging an immersive learning experience platform, KnowledgeHut is fundamentally disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with a scalable tech-driven solution to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes.
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closed 5/7/2015 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Vodeclic SAS

synopsis: Skillsoft Limited, a global leader in learning and talent management, has completed the acquisition of Vodeclic SAS, a leading provider of new generation video courses. Vodeclic is an enterprise learning solution for desktop and collaborative skills.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. "
target: Vodeclic SAS
Vodeclic is a cloud-based training company for desktop software, web apps and cloud services. With over 25,000 how-to videos in six languages – and 1000+ new additions each month – Vodeclic.com is an all-in-one solution designed to help users enhance their digital, internet and collaborative skills.
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closed 5/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

INE, acquired eLearnSecurity

synopsis: eLearnSecurity, a security training company, has been acquired by INE, a provider of technical training for the IT industry and a portfolio company of Providence Equity Partners. Based in Santa Clara, California, eLearnSecurity has become the premier provider of online cybersecurity training courses and virtual labs for IT Security professionals.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: INE
INE is the premiere provider of Technical Training for the IT Industry. INE’s portfolio of trainings is built for levels of technical learning specializing in advanced networking technologies, next generation security and infrastructure programming and development. "
target: eLearnSecurity
Based in Santa Clara, California and with offices in Italy and the U.A.E., eLearnSecurity has become the premier provider of online cybersecurity training courses and virtual labs for IT Security professionals. Its flexible, self-paced e-learning courses include real-world cybersecurity scenarios.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BusinessWire

HackerOne, acquired Breaker 101

synopsis: HackerOne, the leading hacker-powered security platform, announced it has acquired Breaker 101, an online web security course designed to educate the next generation of ethical hackers. The interactive content and coursework, now known as Hacker101, is available for free on GitHub.
buyer: HackerOne
HackerOne is the #1 hacker-powered security platform, helping organizations receive and resolve critical vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. HackerOne customers have resolved over 61,000 vulnerabilities and awarded more than $24M in bug bounties. "
target: Breaker 101
Breaker 101 is an online web security course designed to educate the next generation of ethical hackers. The interactive content and coursework, now known as Hacker101, is available for free on GitHub.
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closed 4/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Pluralsight

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled business.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista is a leading global investment firm with more than $73 billion in assets under management. The firm exclusively invests in enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled organizations across private equity, credit, public equity, and permanent capital strategies. "
target: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,715 [$3,885]
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$376
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closed 7/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Train Simple

synopsis: Pluralsight, the global leader in online learning for technology professionals, has acquired Adobe-centric video training company Train Simple. Creative professionals and top companies like Disney, GE and DreamWorks use Train Simple to learn industry-standard software like Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro and more.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency. "
target: Train Simple
Train Simple is an Adobe Authorized Training Center specializing in self-paced training for creatives. A subscription to Train Simple offers access to high-quality video training on all of Adobe's products and web technologies. New courses and updates are added each month to all of their members.
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closed 1/15/2013 via Reuters

TalentSprint Educational Services, acquired Axiom Academy

synopsis: TalentSprint Educational Services Pvt Ltd has acquired Axiom Academy, an institute specialising in placement training and engineering coaching. It offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
buyer: TalentSprint Educational Services
TalentSprint is a leader in creating skilled and certified professionals for the global industry through fast track SPRINT IT programs, focusing on the Information Technology and Banking sectors. "
target: Axiom Academy
Axiom Academy offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
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closed 12/7/2006 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd., acquired Enlight

synopsis: Knowledge Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced the acquisition of over 30% of the shares of Enlight International AB (publ), a leading, publicly-traded provider of knowledge assurance solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Enlight is listed as ENLI B on the First North public stock exchange in Stockholm.
buyer: Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd.
Knowledge Solutions develops and markets a range of solutions designed to support business process change and the transfer, and management, of knowledge from those who know to those who need to know. "
target: Enlight
Enlight is the largest European provider of online solutions for testing and certification. Over 7 million tests have been taken in more than 60 countries in over 3000 Test Centres using Enlight's solutions, and Enlight has offices in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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announced 12/16/2014 via PR Newswire

Konrad Group, will acquire BrainStation

synopsis: Konrad Group announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire BrainStation, a leading technology education institute. Founded in 2012, BrainStation represents the future of digital education, offering courses and training programs spanning web and mobile development, user experience, user interface design, innovation and business.
buyer: Konrad Group
Konrad Group is a leading technology firm with deep capabilities in both the enterprise and consumer technology spaces. They provide strategy, design, development and application management services, with an emphasis on building compelling user experiences. "
target: BrainStation
BrainStation is a progressive educational institution that is powering the next generation of creators. BrainStation's part-time courses and workshops combine hands-on, project based learning with online content and an adaptive curriculum.
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closed 6/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Hexagon PPM, acquired Piping Design Online

synopsis: Hexagon’s PPM division announced its acquisition of PipingDesignOnline.com. The website offers self-paced, in-depth training for CADWorx plant design software, CAESAR II pipe stress analysis software, and PV Elite pressure vessel analysis software.
buyer parent: Hexagon AB
buyer: Hexagon PPM
Hexagon PPM is the world’s leading provider of asset life cycle solutions for design, construction, and operation of industrial facilities. Their clients are empowered to visualize, build, and manage structures and facilities of all complexities. "
target: Piping Design Online
Piping Design Online is a website that offers self-paced, in-depth training for CADWorx plant design software, CAESAR II pipe stress analysis software, and PV Elite pressure vessel analysis software. More than 450,000 videos have been viewed at PipingDesignOnline.com by users in 147 countries.
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closed 11/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Avagmah, acquired AcadGild

synopsis: AEON Learning, the edtech company that offers technology to universities for their courses through its platform Avagmah, has acquired Acadgild, an online edtech startup that offers high-end tech skills to mid-career IT professionals. Acadgild offers programs on leading edge technology skills with hands-on mentorship from industry experts.
buyer: Avagmah
Avagmah is the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. They help Universities, institutions and distance education providers make higher education more inclusive by reaching out to a broader audience. "
target: AcadGild
AcadGild offers working professionals a platform to develop ready to deploy skills in new age areas like programming, design and analytics They provide a unique hybrid education model that brings together the intensity and rigour of the classroom with the convenience of technology.
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$10
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announced 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

SkillSoft Limited, will acquire Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning will acquire Global Knowledge. Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. "
target parent: Rhone Group
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anyhow.
price ($mm)
$233
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closed 12/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhone Group, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners has sold GK Holdings, Inc. ("Global Knowledge"), the largest worldwide corporate training company, to investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. Global Knowledge is the leading global provider of IT and business skills training, educating over 200,000 corporate professionals across 22,000 class sessions each year.
buyer: Rhone Group
Rhône Group LLC is one of the world’s leading mid-market private equity firms. The company specializes in Merges and Acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization and partnerships with particular focus on European and Trans- Atlantic investments. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, they provide customers with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success.
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closed 10/25/2011 via PR Newswire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners announced that it has acquired Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and business skills training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners is a premier private equity firm focused on the middle market. MidOcean is committed to investing in high quality companies with stable market positions and multiple opportunities for growth in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
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announced 5/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Linstitute

synopsis: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China, will acquire a 51% stake in Linstitute, a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target: Linstitute
Linstitute is a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses. Their comprehensive selection of academic courses cover Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and more.
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closed 3/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Le Pont, acquired Micropole Learning Solutions

synopsis: Le Pont, a Parisian digital education provider, has acquired Micropole Learning Solutions (MLS), a digital training company and subsidiary of Micropole. Headquartered in France, MLS offers over 350 online courses allowing clients to gain skills in subjects such as Big Data, Data Science, Business Intelligence, and more.
buyer: Le Pont
Paris-based Le Pont is a digital education provider. The company's education model is a network of schools specializing in digital education that shares the same vision and relies on a common learning and development platform within an ecosystem of start-ups, companies, and institutions. "
target parent: Micropole
target: Micropole Learning Solutions
France-based Micropole Learning Solutions (MLS) advises, designs, and deploys complete training systems for digital learning. MLS offers over 350 online courses allowing clients to gain skills in subjects such as Big Data, Data Science, Business Intelligence, and more.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Social Media Akademie

synopsis: WEKA Group acquired 80% stake of Webculture GmbH (Social Media Akademie) in Mannheim, Germany. Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international publishing house based in Kissing, near Augsburg/Munich in Germany and one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses of the world. The Group consists of three business divisions, with 17 media companies in five European countries. "
target: Social Media Akademie
Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media for marketing specialists in companies, agencies, freelancers and job seekers.
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closed 10/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Salsify, acquired B2X Partners

synopsis: Salsify, the world's leading Product Experience Management (PXM) platform, has acquired B2X Partners, a leading business to business (B2B) advisory firm for distributors and manufacturers. B2X also offers B2X Academy, an online ecommerce training platform for distributors with 50-plus lessons.
buyer: Salsify
Salsify is the world's leading Product Experience Management (PXM) platform. They empower brand manufacturers to accelerate digital growth by delivering the product experiences consumers demand anywhere they choose to shop online. "
target: B2X Partners
B2X Partners is a leading business to business (B2B) advisory firm for distributors and manufacturers. They also offer B2X Academy, an online ecommerce training platform for distributors with 50-plus lessons.
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired The Defence Works

synopsis: Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity company, has acquired The Defence Works, an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies stop targeted threats, safeguard data, and make users more resilient against cyber attacks. "
target: The Defence Works
The Defence Works is an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
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closed 8/31/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Proofpoint, Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, has been acquired by Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sector.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. Thoma Bravo partners with a company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. "
target: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies stop targeted threats, safeguard data, and make users more resilient against cyber attacks.
price ($mm)
$12,300
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$1,088
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$44
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announced 2/22/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Proofpoint, Inc., will acquire InteliSecure

synopsis: Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, will acquire InteliSecure, an innovator in data loss protection managed services. With this acquisition, Proofpoint looks to strengthen its cloud-based people-centric security platform by enhancing customers’ ability to protect critical data in diverse environments.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies stop targeted threats, safeguard data, and make users more resilient against cyber attacks. "
target: InteliSecure
Headquartered in the booming Denver Tech Center, InteliSecure protects more than 500 enterprise customers and three million users worldwide with managed security services tailored to safeguard enterprise assets from the escalating frequency and scale of global cybersecurity threats.
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired The Defence Works

synopsis: Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity company, has acquired The Defence Works, an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies stop targeted threats, safeguard data, and make users more resilient against cyber attacks. "
target: The Defence Works
The Defence Works is an England-based security awareness company. The Defence Works provides GCHQ-certified security awareness training services to businesses around the world. Their bite-sized training modules covers everything from the basics to the biggest cyber battles a business can face.
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closed 11/25/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired ObserveIT

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., the leader in people-centric cybersecurity, has acquired ObserveIT, the leading insider threat management platform. ObserveIT provides security organizations with a powerful tool for protecting employees and valuable assets while saving time and resources.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies stop targeted threats, safeguard data, and make users more resilient against cyber attacks. "
target: ObserveIT
ObserveIT, the leader in Insider Threat Management, delivers comprehensive visibility into user and data activity providing security organizations with a powerful tool for protecting employees and valuable assets while saving time and resources.
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announced 5/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Proofpoint, Inc., will acquire MetaNetworks

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Meta Networks, an innovator in zero trust network access. Proofpoint will strengthen its cloud-based architecture and people-centric security platform, enabling customers to better protect their people and the applications and data they access beyond the traditional perimeter.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies stop targeted threats, safeguard data, and make users more resilient against cyber attacks. "
target: MetaNetworks
Meta Networks, the technology leader in zero trust network access, is reinventing the enterprise network for the cloud age. Meta Networks’ Network-as-a-Service, enterprises can rapidly connect people, applications, clouds, data centers and offices, and secure them with a software-defined perimeter.
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closed 3/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity company, has completed the acquisition of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. At Wombat Security, their mission is to deliver software-based cyber security awareness and training solutions that help employees understand the risks associated with poor cyber hygiene.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint Inc. is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions to protect the way people work today. "
target: Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.
At Wombat Security, their mission is to deliver software-based cyber security awareness and training solutions that help employees understand the risks associated with poor cyber hygiene and subsequently change their behaviors to strengthen a organization’s security posture.
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announced 11/29/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Proofpoint, Inc., will acquire Weblife

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading next-generation cybersecurity company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Weblife, a cloud service that solves the security, productivity and privacy challenges associated with employee web use by providing a secure and anonymous web-browsing service.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint Inc. is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions to protect the way people work today. "
target: Weblife
Weblife’s cloud service solves the security, productivity and privacy challenges associated with employee web use by providing a secure and anonymous web-browsing service; isolating employees’ web use and therefore eliminating the threat of malware from cyber-attacks.
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announced 11/7/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Proofpoint, Inc., will acquire Cloudmark Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading next-generation cybersecurity company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cloudmark, Inc., a leader in messaging security and threat intelligence for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and mobile carriers worldwide.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint Inc. is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions to protect the way people work today. "
target: Cloudmark Inc.
Cloudmark is a trusted leader in intelligent threat protection against known and future attacks, safeguarding 12 percent of the world’s inboxes from wide-scale and targeted email threats.
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Proofpoint, Inc., purchased Email Fraud Protection from Return Path, Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading next-generation cybersecurity company, has acquired Return Path’s Email Fraud Protection (EFP) business unit. Return Path’s EFP business, provides standards-based DMARC authentication and proprietary sender-analysis capabilities to defend businesses by detecting, blocking, and responding to email threats.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint Inc. is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides solutions to enable organizations to protect their users from advanced attacks delivered via email, social media and mobile apps. "
seller: Return Path, Inc.
Return Path’s Email Fraud Protection (EFP) business unit provides standards-based DMARC authentication and proprietary sender-analysis capabilities to defend businesses by detecting, blocking, and responding to email threats directed towards employees and customers.
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closed 11/4/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired Socialware, Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading next-generation cybersecurity company, has acquired Socialware, a leading provider of social media compliance solutions. Proofpoint expects to integrate Socialware's compliance workflow and unique content capture/review capabilities with Proofpoint Social Media Security and Compliance.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint Inc. is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions for comprehensive threat protection, incident response, secure communications, social media security, compliance, archiving and governance. "
target: Socialware, Inc.
Socialware, Inc. operates a social middleware platform that enables enterprises to transform public social networking Websites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter into enterprise-grade channels for communication and collaboration.
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announced 3/2/2015 via Market Wire

Proofpoint, Inc., will acquire Emerging Threats

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading next-generation security and compliance company, will acquire Emerging Threats, a leading provider of advanced threat intelligence. Emerging Threats uses an automated collection and analysis system, along with a team of expert threat researchers, to produce actionable threat intelligence.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint Inc. is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions for comprehensive threat protection, incident response, secure communications, social media security, compliance, archiving and governance. "
target: Emerging Threats
Emerging Threats is a world-leading provider of commercial and open source threat intelligence. Founded in 2003 as a cyber security research community, Emerging Threats has become the de facto standard in network-based malware threat detection.
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announced 10/23/2014 via Market Wire

Proofpoint, Inc., will acquire Nexgate

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading security-as-a-service provider, will acquire Nexgate, a pioneer in security and compliance solutions for social media communication channels. Nexgate offers an award winning, cloud-based service that enables organizations to prevent abuse, add security and ensure compliance across leading social media channels.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint provides messaging security solutions for large enterprises to stop spam, protect against email viruses, ensure that outbound messages comply with both corporate policies and external regulations and prevent leaks of confidential information via email and other network protocols. "
target: Nexgate
Nexgate is a pioneer in security and compliance solutions for social media communication channels. Nexgate offers an award winning, cloud-based service that enables organizations to prevent abuse, add security and ensure compliance across leading social media channels.
price ($mm)
$35
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/20/2014 via Market Wire

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired NetCitadel

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading security-as-a-service provider, announced that it has acquired Silicon Valley-based NetCitadel, a pioneer in the field of automated security incident response, for approximately $24.0 million in cash.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint provides messaging security solutions for large enterprises to stop spam, protect against email viruses, ensure that outbound messages comply with both corporate policies and external regulations and prevent leaks of confidential information via email and other network protocols. "
target: NetCitadel
NetCitadel is a pioneer in the field of automated security incident response. NetCitadel ThreatOptics Threat Management Platform revolutionizes Incident Response workflow by providing single-pane-of-glass context, analysis, and rapid-response to the increasing volume and complexity of cyber attacks.
price ($mm)
$24
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2013 via Market Wire

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired Sendmail Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint announced that it has acquired Sendmail, Inc., a leading provider of solutions that simplify business messaging complexity and reduce IT infrastructure costs. The acquisition brings a unique set of technical talent to the Proofpoint engineering team and strengthens the company's position in enterprise security and messaging.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint provides messaging security solutions for large enterprises to stop spam, protect against email viruses, ensure that outbound messages comply with both corporate policies and external regulations and prevent leaks of confidential information via email and other network protocols. "
target: Sendmail Inc.
Sendmail simplifies business email complexity and reduces IT infrastructure costs for large enterprises. The company’s solutions ensure global email connectivity, routing, and message delivery between people, systems, and applications located on-premises, in-cloud or on mobile devices.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2013 via Market Wire

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired Armorize Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading security-as-a-service provider, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Armorize Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of cloud-based (SaaS) anti-malware products. Proofpoint's acquisition of Armorize strengthens their position in the malware market, one of the most important spaces in the security industry.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint provides messaging security solutions for large enterprises to stop spam, protect against email viruses, ensure that outbound messages comply with both corporate policies and external regulations and prevent leaks of confidential information via email and other network protocols. "
target: Armorize Technologies, Inc.
Armorize has pioneered next-generation threat protection technologies, including dynamic threat protection, anomaly detection and malware sandboxing. Armorize has applied this core technology to detect advanced and "zero day" malware across multiple threat vectors.
price ($mm)
$25
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/25/2013 via Market Wire

Proofpoint, Inc., merged with Abaca Technology Corporation

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading security-as-a-service provider, announced that it has acquired Abaca Technology Corporation through a reverse triangular merger with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Proofpoint. Abaca is a Silicon Valley company known for its engineering strength, technical talent, and email filtering & protection algorithms.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint provides messaging security solutions for large enterprises to stop spam, protect against email viruses, ensure that outbound messages comply with both corporate policies and external regulations and prevent leaks of confidential information via email and other network protocols. "
target: Abaca Technology Corporation
Abaca Technology Corporation is an innovator in email protection and messaging security. Abaca’s next generation technology, ReceiverNet, offers a revolutionary approach in the fight against spam — providing an unprecedented level of performance and guaranteeing a minimum of 99 percent accuracy.
price ($mm)
$0.98
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired Maildistiller

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leader in cloud-based information security and governance, announced the aquisition of Mail Distiller Limited. Mail Distiller Limited is a European-based provider of SaaS email security solutions.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint provides messaging security solutions for large enterprises to stop spam, protect against email viruses, ensure that outbound messages comply with both corporate policies and external regulations and prevent leaks of confidential information via email and other network protocols. "
target: Maildistiller
Maildistiller filters millions of email every day and are renowned for generating one of the lowest false positives in the industry. It provides managed email filtering services to eradicate viruses and abolish spam and time-wasting e-mail content.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/24/2008 via PR Newswire

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired Fortiva Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., the leading provider of unified email security and data loss prevention solutions, announced that it has acquired Fortiva, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand email archiving solutions for legal discovery, regulatory compliance and email storage management.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint provides messaging security solutions for large enterprises to stop spam, protect against email viruses, ensure that outbound messages comply with both corporate policies and external regulations and prevent leaks of confidential information via email and other network protocols. "
target: Fortiva Inc.
Fortiva is a leading provider of on-demand email archiving solutions for Microsoft Exchange, providing storage reduction, legal discovery and regulatory compliance. With a global data center presence, Fortiva delivers its enterprise-grade solutions through a strong network of strategic partnerships.
price ($mm)
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announced 10/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

KnowBe4, will acquire SecurityAdvisor

synopsis: KnowBe4, Inc., the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced that they have entered into a material definitive agreement to acquire SecurityAdvisor, a company that provides the only personalized security awareness platform that quantifiably reduces security incidents.
buyer: KnowBe4 (KNBE:$207.12)
KnowBe4, provider of the leading security awareness platform. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. "
target: SecurityAdvisor
SecurityAdvisor provides the only personalized security awareness platform that quantifiably reduces security incidents. SecurityAdvisor’s patented platform integrates easily with existing security infrastructure to deliver real-time coaching for each employee.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

LogPoint, acquired SecBI

synopsis: LogPoint, the global cybersecurity innovator, announced it has acquired Tel Aviv-based SecBI, a disruptive player in automated cyber threat detection and response. SecBI's universal SOAR and XDR platform will integrate natively with LogPoint and further deliver on the company's mission to revolutionize the customer cyber resiliency.
buyer: LogPoint
LogPoint is committed to creating the best SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) in the world. LogPoint enables organizations to convert data into actionable intelligence: supporting cybersecurity, compliance, IT operations, and business analytics. "
target: SecBI
SecBI detects complex and stealthy cyber security threats, instantly unveiling the full scope of an attack, making mitigation fast and accurate, while substantially reducing false positives. Such early detection is critical in preventing a serious breach.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/30/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, acquired Avanan Inc

synopsis: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of cyber security solutions to corporate enterprises and governments globally, announced the acquisition of Avanan, the fastest growing cloud email security company. Avanan technology provides the highest level of security for emails and SaaS collaboration suites.
buyer: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd (CHKP:$2,106.50)
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is a provider of cybersecurity solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Check Point’s solutions protect customers from 5th generation cyber-attacks with an industry-leading catch rate of malware, ransomware, and advanced targeted threats. "
target: Avanan Inc
Avanan is the fastest growing cloud email security company. Avanan technology provides the highest level of security for emails and SaaS collaboration suites.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Ivanti, acquired RiskSense

synopsis: Ivanti has acquired RiskSense, a pioneer in risk-based vulnerability management and prioritization. This combination will enable organizations to shrink their attack surface, prioritize vulnerabilities to remediate, and reduce their exposure to cyber threats and ransomware attacks by taking a proactive, risk-based approach to patch management.
buyer parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
buyer: Ivanti
Ivanti makes the Everywhere Workplace possible. Ivanti's automation platform connects the company’s industry-leading unified endpoint management, zero trust security and enterprise service management solutions, providing a unified IT platform that enables devices to self-heal and self-secure. "
target: RiskSense
RiskSense provides vulnerability management and prioritization to measure and control cybersecurity risk. RiskSense's cloud-based platform uses risk-based scoring, analytics, and technology-accelerated pen testing to identify critical security weaknesses with corresponding remediation action plans.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/30/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Everything Blockchain, acquired Vengar

synopsis: Everything Blockchain, Inc., an advanced software architecture, development, and services company specializing in blockchain technologies and decentralized processing, has acquired Vengar Technologies LLC, developer of a Zero Trust Data Protection software. Vengar's Zero Trust technology will be integrated into Everything Blockchain's solutions.
buyer: Everything Blockchain (OTCPK:OBTX:$2.07)
Everything Blockchain, Inc. is a blockchain development, architecture, and software designer, who also provides consulting and services specializing in blockchain technology and decentralized processing. "
target: Vengar
Vengar is a cybersecurity SaaS pioneer of “Zero-Trust” data solutions. Vengar combines on-device encryption, identity management, geofencing, and DRM to provide the very best data protection while also delivering simplified deployment and seamless user experience.
price ($mm)
$5.05
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Rapid7, LLC, acquired IntSights

synopsis: Rapid7, Inc., a leading provider of security analytics and automation, has acquired IntSights Cyber Intelligence Ltd., a leader in contextualized external threat intelligence and proactive threat remediation.
buyer: Rapid7, LLC (RPD:$411.49)
Rapid7 is advancing security with visibility, analytics, and automation through its Insight cloud. Rapid7 allows security teams to work more effectively with IT and development to reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. "
target: IntSights
IntSights is a leader in contextualized external threat intelligence and proactive threat remediation. They enable organizations to gain the full benefits of a threat intelligence program, no matter the scope or sophistication, while also significantly reducing the workload on security teams.
price ($mm)
$335
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2021 via PR Newswire

Resolve Systems, acquired Ayehu Inc.

synopsis: Resolve Systems, a pioneer in IT automation and service orchestration, has acquired Ayehu, the leading no-code intelligent IT automation platform. The combination bolsters Resolve's position as the most innovative IT automation provider, delivering comprehensive, end-to-end automation and orchestration.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Resolve Systems
Resolve helps IT teams achieve agile, autonomous operations with its leading enterprise automation and AIOps platform. Resolve handles a wide array of IT operations, from dependency mapping, event correlation, and predictive analytics to intelligently automating actions based on those findings. "
target: Ayehu Inc.
Ayehu provides an Intelligent automation and orchestration platform purpose-built for IT Operations and IT Service Management organizations looking to automate manual processes. Ayehu is a No-Code IT Automation Platform deployed by over 200 enterprise companies, including those in the Fortune 500.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, Inc., acquired CloudPassage

synopsis: Fidelis Cybersecurity announced the acquisition of CloudPassage. Founded in 2010, San Francisco-based CloudPassage safeguards cloud infrastructure for the world’s most-recognized brands in finance, e-commerce, gaming, B2B SaaS, healthcare, biotech, and digital media.
buyer parent: Skyview Capital LLC
buyer: Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, Inc.
Fidelis Cybersecurity is a provider of threat detection, hunting, and response solutions. Fidelis combats cybercrime, data theft, and espionage by providing full visibility across hybrid cloud / on-prem environments, automating threat and data theft detection, and optimizing incident response. "
target: CloudPassage
Founded in 2010, San Francisco-based CloudPassage safeguards cloud infrastructure for the world’s most-recognized brands in finance, e-commerce, gaming, B2B SaaS, healthcare, biotech, and digital media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire Kenna Security, Inc.

synopsis: Cisco is to acquire Kenna Security, Inc., a privately held cybersecurity company headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. Kenna’s risk-based vulnerability management technology enables organizations to work cross-functionally to rapidly identify, prioritize and remediate cyber risks.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$49,818.00)
Cisco System's hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible. Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. "
target: Kenna Security, Inc.
Kenna Security, Inc. is a privately held cybersecurity company headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. Kenna’s risk-based vulnerability management technology enables organizations to work cross-functionally to rapidly identify, prioritize and remediate cyber risks.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/13/2021 via PR Newswire

HelpSystems, LLC, acquired Agari Data, Inc.

synopsis: HelpSystems has acquired Agari, a recognized leader in enterprise solutions protecting against advanced email threats, to enhance its data security suite. Agari's solutions detect, defend against, and respond to email attacks by using massive data sets, data science, and the power of cloud computing.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: HelpSystems, LLC
HelpSystems is a software company focused on helping exceptional organizations Build a Better IT. The company's cybersecurity and automation solutions simplify critical IT processes to give its customers peace of mind. "
target: Agari Data, Inc.
Agari is a provider of enterprise solutions that protect against advanced email threats. Using applied data science and a diverse set of signals, Agari protects the workforce from inbound business email compromise, supply chain fraud, spear phishing, and account takeover-based attacks.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/6/2021 via PR Newswire

Forcepoint LLC, acquired Cyberinc

synopsis: Forcepoint, a global leader in data-first cybersecurity solutions, has acquired Cyberinc, a cybersecurity company that prevents web, email, and document-based threats. Cyberinc’s Isla platform uses cutting-edge isolation technology to neutralize threats and prevent them before they have a chance to act.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Forcepoint LLC
Forcepoint is the global cybersecurity leader for user and data protection. Its behavior-based solutions are delivered through a converged security platform that protects network users and cloud access, protects confidential data, and eliminates breaches caused by insiders. "
target parent: Aurionpro Solutions Limited
target: Cyberinc
Cyberinc is a cybersecurity company that prevents web, email, and document-based threats. Cyberinc’s Isla platform uses cutting-edge isolation technology to neutralize threats and prevent them before they have a chance to act, simplifying the security strategy and delivering immediate protection.
price ($mm)
$9.59
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Imperva, Inc., will acquire CloudVector

synopsis: Cybersecurity company Imperva announced it plans to acquire application programming interface (API) security company CloudVector. Los Altos, California-based CloudVector, which was founded in 2018, enables customers to discover, monitor, and protect API traffic in environments from exploits and breaches.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Imperva, Inc. (IMPV:$344.02)
Imperva is the cybersecurity leader whose mission is to protect data and all paths to it. Customers around the world trust Imperva to protect their applications, data and websites from cyber attacks. Imperva protects companies through all stages of their digital journey. "
target: CloudVector
Los Altos, California-based CloudVector, which was founded in 2018, enables customers to discover, monitor, and protect API traffic in environments from exploits and breaches. The startup’s platform discovers APIs based on actual traffic, classifying data with machine learning.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/31/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Proofpoint, Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, has been acquired by Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sector.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. Thoma Bravo partners with a company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. "
target: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies stop targeted threats, safeguard data, and make users more resilient against cyber attacks.
price ($mm)
$12,300
rev ($mm)
$1,088
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
11.3x
EV / EBITDA
276.7x
closed 3/16/2021 via PR Newswire

Lookout, Inc., acquired CipherCloud

synopsis: Lookout, Inc., a leading cybersecurity company, has acquired CipherCloud, a leading cloud-native security company that operates in the emerging Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) market. The integration of CipherCloud and Lookout technologies will remove friction, increase usability and convenience, enable user freedom and reduce operational costs.
buyer: Lookout, Inc.
Lookout is a leading cybersecurity company for mobile devices. Lookout enables consumers and employees to protect their data and to securely stay connected without violating their privacy and trust. "
target: CipherCloud
CipherCloud delivers the market’s leading approach to integrated CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker), SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) and Data Privacy, addressing the full scope of customer requirements across cloud access, discovery, monitoring, data protection, policy enforcement and compliance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Sumo Logic, Inc., acquired DFLabs

synopsis: Sumo Logic, the pioneer of continuous intelligence, has acquired Italy-based DF Labs S.p.A., a provider of security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) software. The acquisition will extend Sumo Logic’s cloud-native Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution to help reduce or eliminate tedious and error-prone manual tasks.
buyer: Sumo Logic, Inc. (SUMO:$209.65)
Sumo Logic is the pioneer in continuous intelligence, a new category of software, which enables organizations of all sizes to address the data challenges and opportunities presented by digital transformation, modern applications, and cloud computing. "
target: DFLabs
Based in Italy, DFLabs is a pioneer, and a globally recognized industry leader in security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) technology. Its award-winning product, IncMan SOAR, helps companies recognize threats and properly respond to real cyber attacks.
price ($mm)
$42
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/27/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Tenable Network Security Inc, acquired Alsid

synopsis: Tenable, the Cyber Exposure company, has acquired Alsid SAS, a leader in Active Directory security. Alsid for Active Directory is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution with an on-premises deployment option that monitors the security of Active Directory in real time.
buyer: Tenable Network Security Inc (TENB:$483.81)
Tenable® is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 30,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. "
target: Alsid
Alsid SAS is a leader in Active Directory security. Alsid for Active Directory is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution with an on-premises deployment option that monitors the security of Active Directory in real time.
price ($mm)
$98
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

SocialSurvey, acquired Zyudly Labs

synopsis: SocialSurvey announces that they have completed the acquisition of Zyudly Labs Data Solutions. Zyudly Labs, based in Chennai, India, has emerged as a leader in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Their team of data scientists have created a machine learning-based framework for conversational interfaces across multiple channels.
buyer: SocialSurvey
SocialSurvey offers companies and quality professionals a simple way to manage their online reputation and capture customer data to create a winning social strategy and boost customer satisfaction. "
target: Zyudly Labs
Zyudly Labs is a cyber security startup that is disrupting the cloud security market with its cloud assurance platform (ZCAP) ™ and associated solutions and services. Zyudly Labs, based in Chennai, India, has emerged as a leader in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

LogRhythm, Inc., acquired Mist Net

synopsis: LogRhythm has acquired MistNet, a cloud-based analytics platform that delivers vast network visibility and accurate threat detection. The acquisition of MistNet's solution will facilitate LogRhythm's goal of addressing current and emerging endpoint security needs for its global customers and partners.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: LogRhythm, Inc.
LogRhythm enables security professionals to promote visibility for cybersecurity programs and reduce risk to their organization. The company's NextGen SIEM Platform delivers security analytics, user and entity behavior analytics, and more for rapid detection, response, and neutralization of threats."
target: Mist Net
MistNet offers a security threat detection and prevention platform that is designed to minimize exposure to cybersecurity risks. The company’s main offering, TensorMist-AI, constructs a geodistributed, meshed data pipeline by combining scale-out data management with distributed processing analytics.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2020 via BusinessWire

Sysnet Global Solutions, acquired Viking Cloud

synopsis: Sysnet Global Solutions, a leading provider of cyber security and compliance solutions, announced that it has acquired Viking Cloud, a company that delivers asset, event and compliance management through its industry-leading next-generation cloud security platform.
buyer: Sysnet Global Solutions
Sysnet Global Solutions is the leading provider of cyber security and compliance solutions operating in over 60 countries worldwide. Sysnet provides merchant compliance and security management solutions to some of the world’s largest, global acquiring organisations. "
target: Viking Cloud
Viking Cloud is transforming the way organizations approach cyber defense. Their customer-centric technology and services enable cutting edge ways to secure assets and provide assurance testing and assessments.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Mandiant Corporation, acquired Respond Software

synopsis: FireEye, Inc., the intelligence-led security company, announced the acquisition of Respond Software, the cybersecurity investigation automation company and creator of the Respond Analyst. Respond will be integrated into Mandiant, a cyber security company.
buyer parent: FireEye
buyer: Mandiant Corporation
Mandiant Solutions brings together the world’s leading threat intelligence and frontline expertise with continuous security validation to arm organizations with the tools needed to increase security effectiveness and reduce organizational risk, regardless of the security technologies deployed. "
target: Respond Software
Respond Software gives every business an edge in the battle for cyber-security with affordable, easy-to-implement software that delivers expert-level decisions at scale.
price ($mm)
$187
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Varonis Systems
Varonis is a pioneer in data security and analytics. Varonis' Data Security Platform detects insider threats and cyberattacks by analyzing data, account activity, and user behavior. Their platform prevents and limits disaster by discovering and locking down sensitive, regulated and stale data.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$270.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($75.90)
EBIT ($mm)
($85.22)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1574
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Route1 Inc.
Route1 Inc.
Route1 is an advanced North American provider of industrial-grade data intelligence, user authentication, and ultra-secure mobile workforce solutions. The Company helps all manner of organizations to make intelligent use of devices and data for immediate process improvements.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$22.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.30
EBIT ($mm)
$0.89
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
38
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cloud Security Corporation
Cloud Security Corporation
Cloud Security Corporation is an early-stage security and information access technology software company. The Company delivers immediate information with secure access to computer desktops and other consumer electronic devices from remote locations.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.04)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A263860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genians, Inc.
Genians, Inc.
Genians, Inc. is a South Korean-based provider of Network Access Control (NAC) solutions. Their flagship product, Genian NAC, helps businesses maintain smart visiblity and control of all of their IT assets and ensures the highest level of security compliance by using cloud technology.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$18.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.74
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$2.21
Employees
0
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Ticker: TASE: SAFE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Safe-T
Safe-T
Based in Israel, Safe-T is a leading provider of software-defined access solutions which mitigate attacks on enterprises' business-critical services and sensitive data. With Safe-T's software-defined access, companies secure their data, services, and networks from internal and external data threats.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5.14
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.21)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.41)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
63
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Ticker: ENXTPA:INSD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INSIDE Secure
INSIDE Secure
Inside Secure is at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, providing software, silicon IP, tools and know-how needed to protect customers’ transactions, content, applications, and communications.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$46.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
$6.80
Net Income ($mm)
$4.62
Employees
160
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Ticker: AIM:DFX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Defenx
Defenx
Founded in 2009, Defenx is a fast-growing and profitable security software company that offers a range of products for the mobile, PC and network security markets. Defenx security software is priced competitively, fully featured and efficient.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5.02
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.13
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
6
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Ticker: VRSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc.
VeriSign, Inc. is the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world. Billions of times each day, Verisign helps companies and consumers all over the world connect between the dots.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,245.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$863.51
EBIT ($mm)
$817.23
Net Income ($mm)
$788.83
Employees
872
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