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The 10 Biggest Cybersecurity Acquisitions Of 2021 (So Far)

Michael Novinson

Private equity goliaths, SPACs, and pure-play security mainstays spent nearly $31 billion on the year‘s top cybersecurity acquisitions, placing big bets on securing networks and endpoints as well as managing employee and customer access.

T-4. Tailwind Acquisition Corp. To Acquire QOMPLX

Purchase Price: $1.4 Billion (Press Release)

Risk analytics platform QOMPLX agreed in March to become a public company on the New York Stock Exchange via an acquisition by special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Tailwind Acquisition Corp. The company also announced plans to purchase cyber intelligence and analytics solutions provider Sentar and insurance modeling and actuarial platform Tyche.

QOMPLX’s cloud-native platform rapidly ingests, transforms, and contextualizes large, complex, and disparate data sources in order to help organizations better quantify, model, and predict risk in areas including cybersecurity, insurance, and finance. The company’s pro forma 2021 revenue is expected to be $141 million, up from $96 million in 2020. QOMPLX has 95 enterprise and government customers.

“Reaching public markets via our partnership with Tailwind expedites QOMPLX’s ability to reach more customers globally and supports our continued development of the core technology platform for mission critical customer applications,” Jason Crabtree, co-founder & CEO of QOMPLX, said in a statement.

 
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