Securing The Future
Companies placed big bets on the cloud, endpoint, and security operations and intelligence in the first half of 2019, with six of the period's 10 top M&A deals focused around these technology areas.
Technology titans, private equity goliaths, and pure-play security mainstays collectively spent more than $3.6 billion on the year's most significant deals, scooping up some 2,550 employees from an assortment of legacy firms and early- and late-stage startups. One of the acquired companies was founded in the 1990s, five were founded in the 2000s, and four were established in the 2010s.
Three of the acquired companies are based in Silicon Valley, three are based elsewhere in the Western United States, three are based in the Southeast, and one is based in the Northeast.
Four of the acquisitions were consummated by platform security vendors, three were carried out by technology providers focused predominantly outside security, two were carried out by more narrowly focused security players, and one was executed by a private equity firm. Here's a look back at the 10 top security M&A deals impacting the channel so far in 2019.