Cybersecurity Almanac | 2018
Momentum Cyber, the premier trusted advisor to the cybersecurity industry, releases its inaugural Cybersecurity Almanac for 2018 – the most comprehensive and accurate transaction data available on the industry. Culled from analysis of over 2,500 cybersecurity companies and deal activity including IPOs, M&A, and venture capital & private equity financings, the Cybersecurity Almanac chronicles 504 cybersecurity transactions with a cumulative value of $25.5 billion, making 2017 a record-breaking year for the industry.
The comprehensive 243 page report – the first of its kind for the industry – also tracks key industry trends including the increasing data breach problem with profiles of some of the notorious breaches of 2017, provides a deep dive into specific industry sub-sectors, offers insights into the cybersecurity workforce, and more.
Inside you will find a series of insights across the Cybersecurity industry including:
- M&A Activity
- PE & VC Financings
- IPO Activity
- Data Breaches
- Sector Trends
- CYBERscape (New Release for 2018)
- Israel’s Cybersecurity Market
- And Much More…
“2017 was a banner year for cybersecurity in terms of both deal activity and volume, driven by the increasingly costly and ever evolving threat landscape,” said Eric McAlpine, Momentum Cyber co-founder and managing partner. “Based on the unrivaled deal data we’ve accumulated, synthesized, and studied, we expect an even higher level of strategic activity in 2018 with pure play vendors keeping pace in the arms race, new out of market buyers entering a high-growth sector, private equity’s continued love affair with cyber, and a necessary consolidation within certain categories. As they say, records are meant to be broken.”
- M&A: 2017 was a robust year for M&A activity in cybersecurity, with a record 178 transactions ($20.4 billion). Symantec led all acquirers with 5 acquisitions completed
- PE & VC: Nearly $12 billion was put to work in cybersecurity investments in 2017 by private equity ($6.5 billion) and venture capital ($5.1 billion) firms
- IPO: The cybersecurity IPO market rebounded with three cybersecurity companies going public – Okta, SailPoint and ForeScout – all significantly up over their IPO prices
Momentum Cyber is the premier trusted advisor to the cybersecurity industry providing bespoke high-impact advice combined with tailored, senior-level access. The firm was founded by world-class operators and advisors and caters to the unique needs of both earlier stage Founders, CEOs, & Boards as well as the complexity of later stage & public companies throughout their lifecycle – Incubation to Exit. Headquartered in San Francisco with operations globally, the founding team has closed over 200 transactions totaling over $200 billion in value.