Report: Cybersecurity
Current Trends and Figures

Cybersecurity Report 2H2019

Cyberattacks continue to be one of the most dangerous threats for businesses in all industries. The number of attacks as well as their complexity is growing rapidly, and cybersecurity vendors are moving quickly to render their tech widely available. As a result of this and of global digitisation, new regulations, high-profile incidents and new technologies, the number of cybersecurity acquisitions has increased over the past two years, with median deal multiples sitting well above the typical metrics for enterprise software or IT services. 

The report focuses on Cybersecurity subsectors such as Identity & Access Management, Network & Endpoint Security, Anti-Malware Software and IT Security Services. 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 April 2017 and October 2019. 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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