Cybersecurity Mergers And Acquisitions Q1 2021

Despite the economic fallout of COVID-19, digital transformation remains a pressing priority for organizations as companies increasingly turn to technology to protect against potential business disruption caused by cyber-attacks, and to secure systems against the huge rise in remote working.

The technology sector is responding to these needs in key areas including cybersecurity, fintech, cloud, managed services, AI and enterprise software. Technology focused investment is a key growth area, both in new tech startups and in seeking out M&A opportunities. 

Upward trend: A summary of cybersecurity company mergers and acquisitions activity reported during the first quarter of 2021.

IronNet Cybersecurity, a leader in Collective Defense and Network Detection and Response (NDR), is to be listed on NYSE through a merger with LGL Systems Acquisition Corp. (March 2021)

Sonatype, the software supply chain management company, acquired code analysis platform MuseDev. (March 2021)

Plurilock is acquiring Aurora Systems Consulting, a US-based cybersecurity solutions provider, to extend the reach of its behavioral biometrics and continuous authentication technologies in the USA. (March 2021)

Relay Medical completes acquisition of IoT Cybersecurity Firm, Cybeats Technologies. (March 2021)

VMware will acquire Sunnyvale, California-based API security company Mesh7. (March 2021)

Alacrinet Consulting Services acquires cybersecurity research firm Chamber's Key Cybersecurity and launches Alacrinet Security Labs. (March 2021)

Fortinet, the enterprise security firm, has acquired ShieldX, a cloud and network security startup based in San Jose, California. (March 2021)

Datto has acquired BitDam, a cybersecurity and threat detection company. (March 2021)

TPG Capital, the private equity firm, has signed a deal to acquire cybersecurity firm Thycotic Software. (March 2021)

Kape Technologies in the UK has acquired Israeli IT firm Webselenese. (March 2021)

CFC, the London-based specialist insurance provider, has acquired Australian cybersecurity and incident response firm Insane Technologies. (March 2021)

McAfee is set to sell its enterprise cybersecurity business to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group. (March 2021)

QOMPLX, a leader in cloud-native risk analytics, announced the completed acquisition of Hyperion Gray, a leading information security firm. (March 2021)

QOMPLX, a leader in cloud-native risk analytics, has entered into an agreement to acquire cyber-intelligence company Sentar. (March 2021)

QOMPLX, a leader in cloud-native risk analytics, has elected to go public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company, Tailwind Acquisition Corp. (March 2021)

Okta has agreed to acquire identity solutions provider Auth0. (March 2021)

Atos, the French multinational information technology services and consulting company, has completed the acquisition of Motiv ICT Security, an MSSP in the Netherlands, and In Fidem, a Canada-based cybersecurity consulting firm. (February 2021)

HelpSystems has announced the acquisition of cloud security company Digital Defense to further boost its security product offerings. (February 2021)

Landis+Gyr has signed an agreement to acquire Germany-based IoT cybersecurity firm Rhebo GmbH as part of efforts to strengthen the cybersecurity of its smart meters. (February 2021)

SentinelOne has signed a deal to acquire Scalyr, makers of a data analytics platform for log management and observability. (February 2021)

Palo Alto Networks has acquired Israeli cybersecurity startup Bridgecrew. (February 2021)

AdaCore, a trusted provider of software development and verification tools, announces the acquisition of Germany-based secure systems engineering company Componolit GmbH. (February 2021)

Kaseya, a leading provider of IT and security management solutions announced the acquisition of RocketCyber. (February 2021)

Tenable has agreed to purchase French cybersecurity startup Alsid to help customers find and fix security weaknesses in Microsoft’s Active Directory. (February 2021)

The Carlyle Group private equity firm has announced the acquisition of two government IT consulting businesses, buying IST Research and Two Six Labs. The acquired companies will be merged to form Two Six Technologies. (February 2021)

IntelliGenesis has acquired Illinois-based Cybati to expand its capabilities in cybersecurity defenses for critical infrastructure. (February 2021)

Charterhouse Group has announced the acquisition of Pentesec set to enhance the build-out of its security operations centre. (January 2021)

Sysnet Global Solutions of Dublin, Ireland has acquired cybersecurity and compliance solutions provider NuArx. (January 2021)

Deloitte & Touche LLP, a division of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., announced that it has acquired cybersecurity company Root9B. (January 2021)

Gigit, the cybersecurity consultancy, has acquired Peak InfoSec, a boutique information security consulting firm. (January 2021)

Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Secura (starting with a majority stake), an independent service company specializing in cybersecurity services. (January 2021)

Entrust a global leader in trusted identity, payments and data protection, has announced that it has acquired HyTrust. an innovative provider of virtualized and multi-cloud data encryption, key management, and cloud security posture management solutions. (January 2021)

LogRhythm, the security intelligence firm, announced it has acquired threat detection startup MistNet.IO. (January 2021)

Francisco Partners, the global investment firm, completes acquisition of behavior-based cybersecurity solutions provider Forcepoint from Raytheon. (January 2021)

Accenture has acquired Real Protect, a privately held, Brazil-based provider of managed security and cyber defense services (MSS), extending its cybersecurity presence and capabilities in Latin America. (January 2021)

Netwrix and Stealthbits Technologies announced that they will be merging. The combined entity will operate as Netwrix. (January 2021)

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