Report Introduction

Cybersecurity report just released (2H2018)

  • There are fewer targets and less availability of attractive assets in the market due to consolidation
  • High levels of innovation drive M&A as the source of R&D
  • Drain in industry talent as increasing competition for talent promotes acqui-hire

Executive Summary

Global digitization, new regulation, high profile incidents and new technologies drive cybersecurity  M&A to record highs. 

Market trends such digitization, new regulation, loss of IP incident and new technologies is driving significant market growth while fewer targets, favourable financial markets and industry talent drain push up prices.

Top Aquirers

Deal Geography

Where are the biggest deals happening in the world? Where should you concentrate your efforts to build buyers or disruptive businesses that could help transform your company?

A definitive list of the top acquirers: what does this tell us about the direction of the sector and how could this affect your company's M&A.

How much is your company worth? What should you be paying for your next M&A transaction? Get the essential overview on deal values.

Valuation Metrics

Top Buyers in the Report

Why has a new urgency returned to Cybersecurity?

"Given the increasing market demand for cybersecurity solutions due to regulation, digitisation, high profile hacks and new technologies requiring security, we are not surprised to see a highly active M&A market for cybersecurity assets at high valuations. I expect cybersecurity to remain a hot topic in M&A, even if we go into a period of more volatile financial markets. I will especially be on the lookout for cybersecurity assets providing game changing technology to newer verticals such as connected/autonomous vehicles, cryptocurrencies, payment services, etc."

Axel Brill


Hampleton Partners