Report: Cybersecurity
Current Trends and Figures

Cybersecurity Report 2H2018

Global digitization, new regulation, high profile incidents and new technologies drive cybersecurity M&A to record highs. Cybersecurity M&A volume has already reached the full year levels from 2016 and 2017 with 141 completed transactions year-to-date (October 2018). This year has seen nine big ticket $500m+ deals from buyers, such as Thoma Bravo, Cisco, RELX, AT&T and Francisco Partners, which has generated attention to the sector and raised valuations. Overall market valuations reached a new record of 5.6x sales (trailing 30-month median).

The report focuses on Cybersecurity subsectors such as Identity & Access Management, Anti-Malware Software, Network Security, Mobile Security and Transaction Security. It includes: 

  • Trends and analysis of deal activity
  • Deal geography
  • Top acquirers
  • Valuation metrics

Top Buyers


Cybersecurity Transaction Volume


Our cybersecurity report covers the two and a half year period between January 2015 and June 2017. All totals and median values refer to the entire period unless otherwise stated. Median multiples plotted in the graphs refer to the 30 month period prior to and including the half year.


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